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Morton Katz '51 attending a UConn School of Law reunion event in 2015. (Spencer A. Sloan for UConn)

99-year-old Law School Alum Finds Purpose as Public Defender

WWII veteran Morton Katz '51 is still putting the lessons he learned at UConn Law to good use as a special public defender at Hartford Superior Court.

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UConn Law Welcomes Six New Faculty Members

UConn School of Law welcomes six new faculty members this fall, including experts in prison reform, immigration law, white-collar crime and the application of technology in jurisprudence. Mary Beattie, who has been an academic success counselor at UConn School of Law for five years, has been named an assistant clinical professor of law and the […]

Hartford Public High School student Jasmine Jara presents the prosecution’s case in a mock trial at UConn School of Law. In the background, from left, are fellow students, all members of the defense team, Frances Reyes, Dalice Gonzalez, Zam Khai, and Nick Simmonds, and a member of the teaching team, Alexandria McFarlane’18 JD.

High School Students Take Mock Trial Seriously

High school students learning how the legal system functions during UConn Law's Summer Mock Trial Program put the celebrity Kanye West 'on trial' in a fictional case.

Karen DeMeola

UConn Law Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola Named Attorney of the Year

Karen DeMeola ’96, assistant dean for enrollment and students, was honored as the 2018 Attorney of the Year at the Connecticut Law Tribune’s annual awards dinner on May 24, 2018. In addition to serving as assistant dean at UConn School of Law, DeMeola is president of the Connecticut Bar Association. The other finalists for the […]

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Law Graduates Urged to Seek Compromise

Judge Cornelia T. L. Pillard, delivering the keynote address at the 95th commencement of UConn School of Law, urged graduates to be open to compromise. “In the face of everything that divides us, our job as lawyers, as human beings, is to work conscientiously to help people figure out, with all our differences, how to […]

Book Cover: New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice, with photo of Molly Land

New Book Explores Human Rights, Technology – and Open Access

A new book co-edited by UConn Law Professor Molly K. Land examines the rapidly evolving relationship between technology and human rights and takes a suitably innovative approach to distribution — the book is fully open access. On April 19, 2018, Cambridge University Press released “New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice,” edited by Land […]


UConn Law Rises Again in U.S. News Rankings

UConn School of Law has moved up 15 points, from 65th to 50th place, over the past two years in the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Law Schools. The newly released rankings for 2019 show a rise of four points, following an 11-point increase in the 2018 rank. Dean Timothy Fisher said […]

Howard R. Sacks,

Remembering Former UConn Law Dean Howard Sacks

Howard R. Sacks, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law from 1967 to 1972, died Feb. 16, 2018. He was 96. Under his leadership, the law school expanded its clinics, recruited faculty members of national stature, broadened the curriculum to cover more national and international issues, and adopted a more interdisciplinary approach to […]

UConn Law Alumnus and ‘Marshall’ Scriptwriter Speaks at Screening

“The only way to get through a bigot’s door is to break it down,” actor Chadwick Boseman, playing Thurgood Marshall, declares at a pivotal point in the film Marshall. The statement elicited a hum of agreement from the audience gathered at Spotlight Theatres in downtown Hartford on January 25, 2018, to celebrate the film and […]

Robert "Bob" Whitman

UConn Law Community Remembers Professor Robert Whitman

Robert “Bob” Whitman, professor emeritus at UConn School of Law, died Monday, January 22, 2018. Professor Whitman, UConn Law’s longest-serving professor, knew he wanted to teach law by his second year of law school. After a brief professorship at Maryland Law, he accepted a position with Cravath Swaine & Moore, as he felt he’d be a […]