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The University of Connecticut School of Law was founded in 1921. Its 20‑acre campus in the West End of Hartford, listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, is probably the most handsome of any law school in the United States. Its graduates constitute about half of the state judiciary, and include principal officers of the state government, legislators, presidents and general counsels of major insurance companies, partners in all of the state's leading law firms, and federal judges. Historically Connecticut's 6,000 graduates have been concentrated between Boston and New York. In the past ten years, however, as the ambition of its graduates has kept pace with the growth of the School's reputation, they have begun to spread across the country and abroad.


Connecticut is highly selective. The 250 first‑year students (166 in the Day Division, 84 in the Evening Division) have a median LSAT score that places them in the top 15% nationally. With a full‑time faculty of 41 for a student body of 701, the student‑faculty ratio is 16:1. The faculty, diverse in its scholarly interests, consists of graduates of the country's leading schools. Most have experience in practice and judicial clerkships; collectively they hold 12 master's degrees, and 11 doctorates in addition to the basic law degree. Faculty exchanges with Exeter (U.K.), Tilburg (Netherlands), Leiden (Netherlands), Budapest, the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and Aix‑Marseilles reinforce the faculty's strength in international and comparative law. Connecticut also offers a program in United States Legal Studies for Foreign Lawyers, leading to the LL.M. degree, and a graduate program in Insurance Law, also leading to the LL.M. degree, under the auspices of the Insurance Law Center. Together with an adjunct faculty of 35 lawyers and judges, the faculty offers 175 courses and seminars each year. No course enrollment may exceed 70, and the average for all courses is 30. Each student takes one first‑year course and the intensive legal writing program in a small section of 20. In addition to the standard required courses (including Moot Court and Professional Responsibility) and a broad range of electives, the students have available six dual degree programs with other schools of the University and nearby private colleges (J.D./M.A., J.D./M.S.W., J.D./M.B.A., J.D./M.P.H., J.D./M.L.S., J.D./M.P.A.), five in‑house clinical programs involving supervised client representation in judicial and administrative proceedings (Criminal‑Trial and Appellate, Civil‑Civil Rights and Advanced Civil Rights, Immigration and Asylum), and five externship clinics (Judicial Clerkship, Administrative Clerkship, Labor Relations, Legislative Clinic, Women's Law Clinic). The Moot Court Board administers an extensive program of intra‑mural and inter‑scholastic moot court competitions, and all students may compete for election to the three student‑edited journals, the Connecticut Law Review, the Connecticut Journal of International Law, and the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. Students also have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with Exeter, Leiden, The University of London, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Puerto Rico. Before graduation, each student must complete a substantial original research project, supervised through as many drafts as needed to reach near‑publishable quality.


The $20 million Law Library Building, dedicated in 1996, houses a collection of over 400,000 volumes, including microforms, state‑of‑the‑art electronic databases and an on‑line catalogue.


In addition to its traditional strengths in fields such as tax, commercial law, and jurisprudence, Connecticut provides unusual curricular opportunities in clinical education, where the School has been an innovator for 30 years, in its international and comparative offerings supplemented by increased opportunities both for study abroad and for instruction by foreign experts in residence, and in its growing emphasis on Intellectual Property, environmental law, and interdisciplinary work. Connecticut's success in these areas and more generally owes much to the intimate scale of the School, with small classes and a culture of support among students and faculty alike.



Nell Jessup Newton (860) 570‑5127

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:

Jeremy Paul (860) 570‑5290

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration:

Laurie Werling (860) 570‑5130

Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Services:

Ellen Keane Rutt (860) 570‑5159

Director of Development:

C. Ann Merriam (860) 570‑5340

Director of Admissions:

Karen DeMeola (860) 570‑5159

Director of Financial Aids:

Roberta Frick‑Gorra (860) 570‑5147

Law Librarian:

Darcy Kirk (860) 570‑5109

Director of Career Services:

Robin Cecere (860) 570‑5320

Director of Alumni Relations:

Julia Dunlop (860) 570‑5149



NELL JESSUP NEWTON, (Dean and Professor of Law), born St. Louis, Missouri, April 30, 1944; admitted to bar, 1977, California; 1980, District of Columbia. Education: University of California‑Berkeley (B.A., 1973); University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: American Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, International Law, Property. Email:

PAUL L. BADER, (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law), born Bronxville, New York, July 30, 1966; admitted to bar, 1994, Georgia; 1998, Connecticut. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1988); Mercer University (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Lawyering Process. Email:


TOM BAKER, (Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law, and Director, Insurance Law Center), born 1959; admitted to bar, 1987, Massachusetts; 1988, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (B.A. 1982; J.D., 1986). COURSES: Insurance Regulation, Torts/Insurance Law in Action, Contracts. Email:


ROBIN D. BARNES, (Professor of Law), admitted to bar, 1990, New York. Education: Spelman College (1978‑1980); University of Buffalo (B.A., 1986; J.D., 1989); University of Wisconsin (LL.M., 1991). COURSES: Constitutional Law II, Professional Responsibility, Street Law, Theories of Free Speech, Trusts and Estates. Email:


JON BAUER, (Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Civil Clinical Programs), born Hempstead, New York, January 19, 1960; admitted to bar, 1985, New York; 1989, Connecticut. Education: Cornell University (A.B., 1980); Yale University (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Civil Rights Clinic, Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Asylum Clinic. Email:


LOFTUS E. BECKER, JR., (Professor of Law), born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1944; admitted to bar, 1970, District of Columbia; 1982, United States Supreme Court. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1965); University of Pennsylvania (LL.B., 1969). COURSES: Computers and the Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Supreme Court Seminar. Email:


BETHANY RUTH BERGER, (Research Professor Indian Law), born April 18, 1968; admitted to bar, 1997, Arizona; 2000, New York. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1990); Yale Law School (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Indian Law. Email:


PAUL SCHIFF BERMAN, (Associate Professor of Law), born New York City, New York, December 12, 1966. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1988); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Cyberlaw, Conflicts, Copyright, Cyberlaw and Culture. Email:


ROBERT L. BIRMINGHAM, (Professor of Law), born 1938; admitted to bar, 1966, Pennsylvania; 1985, New York. Education: University of Pittsburgh (A.B., 1960; J.D., 1963; Ph.D., 1967; Ph.D., 1976); Harvard University (LL.M., 1965). COURSES: Admirality, Contracts, Jurisprudence, Law and Economics. Email:


PHILLIP I. BLUMBERG, (Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus), born Baltimore, Maryland, September 6, 1919; admitted to bar, 1942, New York; 1970, Massachusetts. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1939); Harvard University Law School (LL.B., 1942); University of Connecticut (LL.D., 1994). COURSES: Corporate Finance, Corporations. Email:


DEBORAH ANN CALLOWAY, (Professor of Law), born Berwyn, Illinois, April 15, 1949; admitted to bar, 1980, District of Columbia. Education: Middlebury College (B.A., 1970); Georgetown University (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Disability Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law. Email:


PAUL CHILL, (Clinical Professor of Law), born New York, New York, April 9, 1956; admitted to bar, 1985, Connecticut. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1979); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Torts, Civil Rights Clinic, Legal Profession. Email:


ALAN D. CULLISON, (Oliver Ellsworth Research Professor of Law), born 1936; admitted to bar, 1962, Iowa. Education: University of Chicago (B.S., 1959); University of Iowa (J.D., 1962); Yale University (LL.M., 1966). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Evidence. Email:


ANNE COMER DAILEY, (Professor of Law), born 1960; admitted to bar, 1988, Connecticut. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1983); Harvard University (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Family Law, Federal Courts, Freud and the Law, Women and the Law. Email:


JOHN G. DAY, (Professor in Residence), born Cleveland, Ohio, October 11, 1936; admitted to bar, 1961, Ohio; 1965, District of Columbia; 1990, Connecticut. Education: Oberlin College (1957); Case Western Reserve (J.D., 1961). COURSES: Regulation of Health Care, Financial Institutions. Email:


LAURA DICKINSON, (Associate Professor of Law), born October 31, 1970; admitted to bar, 1999, Connecticut. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1992); Yale Law School (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Constitutional Law, International Human Rights, Immigration Law, First Amendment Law. Email:


MARK A. DUBOIS, (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law), born October 10, 1950. Education: Holy Cross (B.A., 1972); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Lawyering Process. Email:


TIMOTHY H. EVERETT, (Clinical Professor of Law), born Flushing, New York, October 28, 1951; admitted to bar, 1984, Connecticut. Education: Clark University (B.A., 1975; M.A., 1977); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Clinical Teaching ‑ Criminal, Trial and Appellate, Criminal Procedure. Email:


TODD D. FERNOW, (Director Criminal Clinics; Professor of Law), born Bronxville, New York, December 26, 1954; admitted to bar, 1983, Connecticut. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1977); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Clinical Teaching, Criminal Justice, Criminal Procedure, Trial and Appellate Advocacy. Email:


SEAN J. GRIFFITH, (Associate Professor of Law), born Erie, Pennsylvania, November 26, 1973; admitted to bar, 2001, New York. Education: Sarah Lawrence College (B.A., 1996); Harvard Law School (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Business Organizations, Corporate Goverance, Securities Regulation. Email:


CAROLYN GROSE, (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law), born November 26, 1966; admitted to bar, 1996, Massachusetts. Education: Middlebury College (B.A., 1988); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Lawyering Process. Email:


OLIMPIAD S. IOFFE, (William F. Starr Professor of Law Emeritus), born 1920. Education: Leningrad University (D.J.S., 1954); Lodz University (D.J., 1965).


MARK WESTON JANIS, (William F. Starr Professor of Law), born Chicago, Illinois, September 25, 1947; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1969); Oxford University (M.A., 1975); Harvard University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Conflict of Laws, European Human Rights, International Law, International Transactions. Email:


CAROLYN C. JONES, (Professor of Law), born Lincoln, Nebraska, June 12, 1955; admitted to bar, 1979, Iowa. Education: University of Iowa (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1979); Yale University (LL.M., 1982). COURSES: Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Taxation, Legal History of American Women, Non‑Profit Institutions, Trusts and Estates. Email:


RICHARD STEVEN KAY, (George and Helen England Professor of Law), born Jersey City, New Jersey, September 5, 1946; admitted to bar, 1973, Massachusetts. Education: Brandeis University (A.B., 1968); Harvard University (J.D., 1973); Yale University (M.A., 1974). COURSES: Commercial Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Human Rights. Email:


DARCY KIRK, (Director of The Law Library and Professor of Law), born London, England, November 14, 1948. Education: Vassar College (A.B., 1970); Simmons College (M.L.S., 1973; M.B.A., 1979); Boston College (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Advanced Legal Research. Email: DKIRK@LAW.UCONN.EDU


LEWIS S. KURLANTZICK, (Professor of Law), born Paterson, New Jersey, October 28, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, New York. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1965); Harvard University (LL.B., 1968). COURSES: Arbitration, Contracts, Copyright, Law and Literature, Legal Process, Sports and the Law. Email:


LESLIE C. LEVIN, (Professor of Law and Director, Lawyering Skills Program), born Kansas City, Missouri, 1955; admitted to bar, 1981, New York. Education: Northwestern University (B.S., 1976); Columbia University (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Legal Profession, Lawyering Process. Email:


PETER LINCOLN LINDSETH, (Associate Professor of Law), born Waynesboro, Virginia, February 25, 1962; admitted to bar, 1988, New York. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1984; J.D., 1987); Columbia University (Ph.D., 1994). COURSES: Administrative Law, International Business, Transactions, European Community Law. Email:


H. C. MACGILL, (Professor of Law), born Baltimore, Maryland, May 1, 1940; admitted to bar, 1990, Connecticut. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1965); University of Virginia (LL.B., 1968). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Legal History (U.S.), Political and Civil Rights, Torts. Email:


JENNIFER BROWN MAILLY, (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law), born September 4, 1960; admitted to bar, 1986, New York. Education: Ohio State (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Lawyering Process. Email:


PATRICIA A. MCCOY, (Professor of Law), born Cortland, New York, June 20, 1954; admitted to bar, 1984, District of Columbia. Education: Oberlin College (B.A., 1976); University of California, Berkeley (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, Financial Services, Securities Regulation. Email:


WILLAJEANNE F. MCLEAN, (Professor of Law), born Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, August 28, 1956; admitted to bar, 1987, Massachusetts and New York. Education: Wellesley College (B.A., 1977); University of Massachusetts (B.S., 1979); Fordham University (J.D., 1986); Free University of Brussels (LL.C., 1989). COURSES: European Commodity Law, Intellectual Property, Torts, Trademark. Email:


C. ANN MERRIAM, (Director of Development), born December 8, 1946. Education: University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1968); University of Hawaii (M.Ed., 1970); University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1989). Email:


THOMAS H. MORAWETZ, (Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics), born 1942. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1963); Yale University (J.D., 1968, M. Phil., 1968, Ph.D., 1969). COURSES: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence, Legal Profession, Legal Theory, Law and Literature. Email:


R. KENT NEWMYER, (Law Lecturer), born Alliance, Nebraska, May 18, 1930. Education: Doane College (B.A., 1952); University of Nebraska (Ph.D., 1959). COURSES: Constitution and Legal History. Email:


ANGEL R. OQUENDO, (Professor of Law), born Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 1961; admitted to bar, 1986, Puerto Rico. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1983; Ph.D., 1993); Yale University (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Corporations, Comparative Law. Email:


LEONARD ORLAND, (Professor of Law), born Trenton, New Jersey, 1936; admitted to bar, 1963, New York. Education: Rutgers University (B.A., 1957); University of Pennsylvania (LL.B., 1960). COURSES: Antitrust, Corporate Crime, Criminal Corrections, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Trade Regulation. Email:


RICHARD W. PARKER, (Professor of Law), born Dallas, Texas, May 21, 1956; admitted to bar, 1985, Pennsylvania; 1990, District of Columbia. Education: Princeton University (B.A., 1978); Oxford University (D. Phil., 1982); Yale Law School (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law. Email:


JEREMY R. PAUL, (Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs), born New York, New York, July 22, 1956; admitted to bar, 1982, New York. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1978); Harvard University (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Eminent Domain, Corporate Finance, Jurisprudence, Property. Email:


ELLEN ASH PETERS, (Visiting Professor of Law), born Berlin, Germany, March 21, 1930; admitted to bar, 1957, Connecticut; 1984, State Court Chief Justice Connecticut Supreme Court; 1996, Senior Justice. Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 1951); Yale (LL.B., 1954). COURSES: Comparative Federalism, Contracts.


RICHARD DAVID POMP, (Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law), born January 11, 1946; admitted to bar, 1972, Massachusetts. Education: University of Michigan (S.B., 1967); Harvard University (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Corporate Tax, International Tax, State and Local Tax, Tax Administration, Tax Policy, Federal Taxation. Email:


ALAN RITTER, (Visiting Professor of Political Philosophy), born 1937. Education: Yale University (A.B., 1958); Harvard University (Ph.D., 1966). COURSES: Obedience and Disobedience, Social Justice.


JESSICA RUBIN, (Assistant Clinical Professor), born December 23, 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, Connecticut; 1994, New York. Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1990); Cornell Law School (J.D., 1993). COURSES: Lawyering Process. Email:


ELLEN KEANE RUTT, (Associate Dean Admissions and Career Services), born February 08, 1955. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1977); Fairfield University (M.A., 1985); University of Connecticut (J.D., 1990). Email:


EILEEN SILVERSTEIN, (Zephaniah Swift Professor of Law), born 1945; admitted to bar, 1972, California. Education: University of Nebraska (A.B., 1968); University of Chicago (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Civil Rights, Labor Law, Property, Torts. Email:


JAMES H. STARK, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, April 6, 1947; admitted to bar, 1974, District of Columbia; 1980, Connecticut. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1968); Columbia University (J.D., 1971). COURSES: Clinical Teaching, Evidence, Torts, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation, Mediation, Legal Profession. Email:


KURT A. STRASSER, (Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law), born 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Tennessee; 1976, Georgia; 1987, Connecticut. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1969; J.D., 1972; LL.M., 1979); Columbia University (J.S.D., 1986). COURSES: Administrative Law, Antitrust, Contracts, Environmental Law, Law and Economics, Regulated Industries. Email:


COLIN C. TAIT, (Oliver Ellsworth Research Professor of Law), born 1932; admitted to bar, 1959, Connecticut. Education: Cornell University (B.A., 1954); Yale University (LL.B., 1959). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Evidence. Email:


TERRY J. TONDRO, (Thomas F. Gallivan Professor of Law), born Santa Monica, California, May 7, 1938; admitted to bar, 1968, New York; 1981, Connecticut. Education: Cornell University (A.B., 1961); New York University (LL.B., 1967); Yale University (M.Phil., 1972). COURSES: Housing Law and Economics, Land Use Planning, Law and the Visual Arts, Local Government, Real Estate Planning, Real Estate Transactions, Real Property, Environmental Law. Email:


STEPHEN G. UTZ, (Professor of Law), born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 8, 1947; admitted to bar, 1979, Texas; 1980, District of Columbia; 1988, Connecticut. Education: Louisiana State University (B.A., 1967); Cambridge University (Ph.D., 1977); University of Texas (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Corporate Finance, Partnership Tax, Real Property, Federal Taxation. Email:


CAROL ANN WEISBROD, (Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law), born New York, New York, April 12, 1939; admitted to bar, 1962, New York. Education: Vassar College; Columbia University (J.D., 1961). COURSES: Commercial Law, Church and State, Contracts, Domestic Relations, U.S. Law and Legal Studies, Property. Email:


LAURIE WERLING, (Associate Dean Finance and Administration), born 1953. Education: University of Connecticut (B.A., 1975; M.B.A., 1983). Email:


ROBERT WHITMAN, (Professor of Law), born 1936; admitted to bar, 1959, New York; 1967, Connecticut. Education: Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York (B.B.A., 1956); Columbia University (J.D., 1959); New York University (LL.M., 1970). COURSES: Commercial Law, Contracts, Credit Transactions, Decedents Estates, Estate Planning, Family Law, Trusts and Estates. Email:


STEVEN R. WILF, (Professor of Law), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 21, 1956. Education: Arizona State University (B.S., 1977); Yale University (Ph.D., 1995); Yale Law School (J.D., 1995). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal History, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Defamation, Privacy and Publicity, Legal Regulation of Art and Culture. Email:


NICHOLAS WOLFSON, (Professor of Law Emeritus), born New York, New York, February 29, 1932; admitted to bar, 1956, New York; 1966, Massachusetts. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1953); Harvard University (J.D., 1956).