Clinical Opportunities


At UConn Law, you will learn from distinguished scholars how the law touches virtually every aspect of our lives:

  • Each student is paired with a faculty member whose expertise and background match as closely as possible the student’s interests. These unique relationships lead to an enduring bond that extends beyond academic advising to guide students’ professional development.
  • Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio – only 4:1 – and small classes, students get to truly know their professors.
  • Many of our professors hold, in addition to their law degrees, advanced degrees in fields ranging from architecture to philosophy. Thirteen professors hold doctorates, enabling them to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the classroom.

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I came to this law school because I love law students, and I loved my law school experience. And I think one of the most important things that a law school can offer is time with the law professors, and our classrooms are relatively small size. And even outside of the classroom our faculty tends to be pretty involved, and so you get an opportunity to get to know the faculty.

I find the faculty here to be very accessible to students. I'm an evening student, and I've never had an issue with not being able to see a member of faculty, whether it's at a planned office hour or if like the schedule conflicts, they will make time to see you.

The faculty mentor students in lots of different ways here. Students who are interested in a particular subject matter that a faculty member teaches often form personal relationships with those faculty members. Many faculty members have an open door policy. Their students can come in any time and talk to them.

A lot of faculty here hold advanced degrees, not only the JD but PhDs in a variety of fields. I think that something that is really interesting about our faculty is that they are able to bring not only expertise from the practice of law or even from the study of law but also from the study of other disciplines. And so that makes the classroom experience really more of an accurate representation of what it means to practice law and to have to work with people at different professions and with different bases of knowledge.

Research projects with students get driven sort of in two separate fashions. Sometimes they're something that I'm interested in. Other times students will bring brand new projects to me. I'll give you an example. We just did a big conference on food and climate change, and that whole panel was conceived of by a couple of students. They researched the faculty. They brought them in here, and it was really a great success.

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