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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 […]

An audience member asks a question at the religious freedom syposium.

Symposium Examines Divisions Over Religious Liberty

A Connecticut Law Review symposium on religious freedom focused on controversies in recent years, including litigation that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

The study of law is a conversation, and the Brown Family Campus Center at UConn School of Law is an ideal place for that conversation to happen, Dean Timothy Fisher said at the dedication of the new café and gathering place on Oct. 18, 2017. Student Gideon Asemnor ‘18 saw a multitude of conversations begin when the campus center opened at the start of the semester. It felt very different from his first year at the law school, when there was only a small cafeteria in the basement of Hosmer Hall and students seemed to disappear right after classes ended, he told the audience at the ceremony. “Starting this semester, there’s been a tremendous change on campus,” he said. “You see students from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, LLMs, JDs, you see them sitting together at the tables, having lunch and discussing tort issues or whatever cold call they got that day,” University President Susan Herbst opened the dedication ceremony with a thank you to the Brown family for generously funding the creation of the campus center in the slate foyer of the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, facing the main quad. Joe Brown ’16 spoke on behalf of the family, welcoming the center as a place where students have already begun learning and sharing. Before the ceremony, Joe’s father, Jay Brown, discussed the 2008 financial meltdown at a presentation in the Reading Room in William F. Starr Hall with UConn Law Professor James Kwak, author of Thirteen Bankers and Economism. Brown, the retired CEO of MBIA, remembered the most harrowing turns of the crisis and the measures that brought it under control. The dedication ceremony followed, with a reception afterward in the new campus center featuring food catered by the university’s Dining Services team, which operates the café. The café opened Aug. 28 to a steady flow of students, faculty and staff gathering for coffee, meals, conversations and study sessions. In September it served triple the number of customers served in the Hosmer cafeteria in September 2016, according to Retail Operations Manager Ethan Haggerty. The café is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, providing meals for Day and Evening Division students alike. The menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, snacks and baked goods. Customers have been enthusiastic about the café and the rest of the campus center. First-year students Kileigh Nassau and Jesse Sahani sit there every day and refer to it as their “office.” Every friendship they’ve made has started there, they said. Tyler Conklin ’18 said the center brings faculty and students together. “I have seen the dean here, and it really breaches the gap,” he said. “It fosters a sense of community on campus that did not exist before.”

New Brown Family Campus Center Dedicated

The study of law is a conversation, and the Brown Family Campus Center at UConn School of Law is an ideal place for that conversation to happen, Dean Timothy Fisher said at the dedication of the new café and gathering place on Oct. 18, 2017. Student Gideon Asemnor ‘18 saw a multitude of conversations begin […]

Attorney Santolo Odierna and unidentified client

‘Incubator’ Lawyers Making Legal Help Affordable

'We see an enormous need for legal assistance at a reasonable cost, particularly among people who don’t qualify for legal aid but can’t afford standard legal fees.'

Professor Jessica Rubin, right, discusses a case with, from left, West Haven Animal Control Officer Denise Ford, law student Christopher Kelly, and Desmond’s Army co-founder Christine Kiernan.

UConn Law Team Pioneers Courtroom Advocacy for Animals

The new program for abused animals is gaining ground in Connecticut and attracting notice across the nation.

The Thomas J. Meskill Law Library at UConn School of Law in Hartford.

Three UConn Law Alumni Honored for Service to Community

Former state Sen. Eric D. Coleman and business executives Cheryl A. Chase and Steven M. Greenspan will be honored next month with awards from The University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association. Ms. Chase, co-president and general counsel of Chase Enterprises, a real estate development and management company, will receive the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Award. […]