Dean Eboni S. Nelson Joins Statement on Capitol Insurrection

January 13, 2021

UConn Law Dean Eboni S. Nelson joined 156 other law school deans in a statement condemning the attack on the U.S. Capitol and efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The statement, released Jan. 12, 2021, follows: We are deans of a diverse range of law schools across the country. We do not use our […]

Seminars Explore Breakthrough Ideas in Insurance

January 12, 2021

The Insurance Law Center at the UConn School of Law will offer New Ideas in Insurance, a series of online seminars by leading experts on cutting-edge topics, starting Jan. 21, 2020. The weekly seminars will be free and open to the public. “We invited leading experts from the academy, the bar, and the world of […]

2020 at UConn Law: A Year to Remember

December 31, 2020

In the unprecedented pandemic year of 2020, the students, faculty and staff of the UConn School of Law found challenges, courage and a few precious silver linings. The law school welcomed a new dean, Eboni S. Nelson, who was appointed in March, just before the COVID-19 virus forced the law school to close the campus. […]

Richard Ashby Wilson Named Faculty Dean at UConn Law

December 30, 2020

Human rights scholar Richard Ashby Wilson has been named associate dean for faculty development and intellectual life at the UConn School of Law. “Professor Wilson is an excellent interdisciplinary scholar and teacher and an outstanding institutional service member,” Dean Eboni S. Nelson said, announcing the appointment. “I look forward to working with him as we […]

Veteran’s Role in Class Action Leads to UConn Law

December 7, 2020

Steve Kennedy ’23 was studying for a Ph.D in biochemistry at New York University when he made a bold course change and applied to the UConn School of Law. It was no random move. Kennedy had been immersed in legal matters for years, working with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School as […]

On a Quiet Campus, Law School Facilities Team Keeps Moving

December 1, 2020

On a rainy Wednesday in a workshop on a campus emptied by the coronavirus pandemic, Gary Mackiewicz was building the frames for massive plexiglass screens to divide the entrance and exit to the UConn Law library. The dividers were part of a plan to allow law students, faculty and staff back into the library in […]

New Fund to Support Diversity and Social Justice at UConn Law

November 23, 2020

A new fund, named for the law school’s first Black female graduate, will provide broad support for diversity and social justice initiatives at the UConn School of Law. The Constance Belton Green Diversity Fund will be available to sponsor and sustain events, scholarships, fellowships for students and faculty, and other programs. It is an integral […]

Law Graduate Brings a Human Rights Perspective to Insurance

November 5, 2020

After 40 years as an insurance company lawyer, Robert Yass came to the UConn School of Law to earn an LLM in Human Rights and Social Justice. He also graduated with a new perspective on insurance. Applying his previous profession to his new degree, Yass wrote a paper calling for study of whether factoring credit […]

Law School Panel Explores Reforms to Prevent Police Violence

October 19, 2020

There is a role for everyone—lawyers, law students and the general public—in seeking justice for victims of police violence and pressing for reform, panelists told the audience at a forum sponsored by the UConn School of Law on Thursday. “The grassroots activists are out there and they can’t do it alone,” said Lonita Baker, a […]

Law Symposium Considers Political Questions and the Courts

October 15, 2020

The refusal of U.S. courts to decide cases that involve politics is unique and potentially harmful, Columbia Law Professor Jamal Greene told an audience of 200 at the Connecticut Law Review’s annual symposium on October 9, 2020. Using Canada, Israel and India for comparison, Greene noted that the highest courts in those countries don’t avoid […]

Law Alumni Association Honors Five Alumni and Former Dean

September 29, 2020

The University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association will honor retired IBM executive Curtis Tearte ’78, disabilities rights advocate Michelle Duprey ’93 and Dean Emeritus Timothy Fisher in an online ceremony on Oct. 13, 2020. Three recent graduates — Dan Brody ’15, Aigné Goldsby ’16 and Lisa Marie Rivas ’11 — will receive the Graduates […]