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 […]

Law Review Symposium to Explore Role of Courts

September 29, 2020

Separation of powers and the role of the courts will be the focus of the Connecticut Law Review’s 2020 symposium, entitled “Empires or Umpires? Political Questions, Separation of Powers, and Judicial Legitimacy,” to be held online Oct. 9. Legal scholars and practitioners will explain and debate the role the courts play in today’s politically polarized […]

UConn Law Welcomes Three Fulbright Scholars

September 9, 2020

The UConn School of Law will welcome three Fulbright scholars to study for LLM (Master of Laws) degrees in the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholars are Salome Chapeyama from Malawi, who will pursue an Insurance LLM, and Purmah Raamandarsingh from Mauritius and Ion Guzun from Moldava, who will each pursue a Human Rights and Social […]

Law Alumnus Endows Scholarship to Aid Veterans

September 9, 2020

A new scholarship at the UConn School of Law will help veterans and students who are active-duty military service members pay tuition and associated costs. Michael Callahan ’95 and his wife, Dr. Dana Weintraub, will establish the Mike Callahan ’95 Family Scholarship for Veterans this year. The impetus, Callahan said, was his belief in public […]

UConn Law Faculty Workshops to Examine Contemporary Crises

September 2, 2020

“Navigating Crises” will be the theme of the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshop Series at the UConn School of Law. The weekly workshops will feature presentations by pre-eminent scholars from around the nation, typically about works in progress, in order to share ideas and foster discussion among faculty members about some of the most serious issues […]

Incoming UConn Law Class Shows Persistence and Resolve

September 2, 2020

The UConn School of Law welcomed a diverse, experienced and very determined incoming class of 169 JD students and 40 LLM students to a first semester that was redesigned to meet the challenges of a global pandemic. Classes began Monday for the students and four new faculty members, with a new dean, Eboni Nelson, at […]

Diversity Fund Established in Honor of UConn Law Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola

August 18, 2020

The Connecticut Bar Association has established a fund named after Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. DeMeola, the law school’s assistant dean for finance, administration and enrollment, was the first person of color to serve as president of the Connecticut Bar Association, a position she held from […]

UConn Law Welcomes Dean Eboni Nelson

July 30, 2020

Eboni S. Nelson joined UConn as dean of the School of Law on July 31, 2020. Her appointment was announced in March, after a nationwide search to find a successor to Dean Timothy Fisher, who is stepping down to join the faculty. Nelson comes to UConn from the University of South Carolina School of Law, […]

John Lewis’ 2012 Commencement Address at UConn School of Law

July 27, 2020

On May 20, 2012, U.S. Rep. John Lewis delivered the commencement address at the University of Connecticut School of Law and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Transcript: Members of the Board of Trustees, Dean Paul, distinguished faculty, parents, family and friends, and to my colleague, my friend and brother, Congressman John Larson, your congressperson. […]