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  May 2016
 
  April 2016
 
 
 
 
STUDY ABROAD
University of Connecticut School of Law
 

The University of Connecticut School of Law (commonly known as UConn Law) is the only public law school in Connecticut and one of only four in New England. The School was recently ranked 62 nd overall, and 50 th by academic peer reputation, out of the 194 American Bar Association-accredited law schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The Law School is located in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1921, the Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Academics

In addition to the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree , the Law School offers several joint degrees, including the J.D./LL.M. (Juris Doctor/Master of Laws, Insurance Law), J.D./M.B.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration), J.D./M.L.S. (Juris Doctor/Master of Library Science), J.D./M.P.A. (Juris Doctor/Master of Public Affairs Administration), J.D./M.P.H. (Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health), and J.D./M.S.W. (Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work). The faculty are known particularly for their strength in insurance law and intellectual property law. The Law School has approximately 620 students and a student: faculty ratio of 11:1. Entering first-year students join small discussion-based courses of only 20-30 students. Students may pursue concentrations in corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, family law, intellectual property law, international law, juvenile law, labor law, litigation, tax law, torts and insurance, legal theory, information technology law, property and land, child advocacy, and policy.

Library

The Law Library contains 645,754 hard-copy volumes and 222,856 microform volume equivalents, and subscribes to 5,704 serial publications. The facility is one of the largest law libraries in the country. There are 400 individual study carrels, 14 study rooms, computer laboratories, a rare book and manuscript center, a student lounge, periodical reading rooms and more than 70,000 feet of shelving. Collections include federal and state statutes as well as judicial opinions, treatises and other primary sources. There are substantial collections of international legal materials, U.S. government publications, and insurance law materials.

Law Journals and Publications

There are four scholarly journals edited on campus: the Connecticut Law Review , the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal , the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal , and the Connecticut Journal of International Law . The Connecticut Law Review is the oldest, largest, and most active student-run publication at the School of Law. The journal has a circulation that spans all 50 states as well as 19 foreign countries.

Contact

University of Connecticut School of Law
55 Elizabeth Street Hartford,
CT 06105-2290
USA (860) 570-5000
Website: www.law.uconn.edu

 
 
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