University of Connecticut

Quick Stats

55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105

Students
402
enrolled (full-time)
122
enrolled (part-time)
Tuition
$24,714
per year (full-time, in-state)
$51,030
per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$17,262
per year (part-time, in-state)
$35,642
per year (part-time, out-of-state)

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Law School Overview

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#54 Best Law Schools

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Law School Overview

The School of Law at University of Connecticut has an application deadline of July 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Connecticut is $60. The part-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Connecticut is $60. Its tuition is full-time: $24,714 per year (in-state); full-time: $51,030 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $17,262 per year (in-state); and part-time: $35,642 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.6:1. The School of Law at University of Connecticut has 99 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Connecticut School of Law is located in the state capital of Hartford, putting law students within a close distance to courts, agencies, law firms, and corporations. Law students can get involved in a variety of in-house legal clinics for experience in fields including intellectual property and entrepreneurship law, asylum and human rights, and mediation. The law school is also affiliated  with several nonprofit organizations, including the Center for Children’s Advocacy and the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, and coordinates externship clinics in poverty law, environmental law, LBGT civil rights, and more. For students interested in national affairs, the UConn School of Law offers a semester program in Washington, D.C.

Students may be able to become involved with several legal journals at the School of Law, including the Connecticut Law Review, the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, and the Connecticut Journal of International Law. In addition to a J.D., students have the option to earn certificates in intellectual property, tax studies, law and public policy, and human rights. There are also a variety of dual degree options, including a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the University of Connecticut School of Business Administration and a J.D./Master of Social Work through the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. All students who apply to the University of Connecticut’s law school are considered for scholarships, including those that award a commitment to public interest law.

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Year founded 1921
Public/private Public
Law school designation National

Admissions

Application deadline July 15
Full-time program application fee $60
Part-time program application fee $60
Admissions phone (860) 570-5100
Admissions email admit@law.uconn.edu
Website http://www.law.uconn.edu

Academics

Full- and part-time faculty 99
Student-faculty ratio 10.6:1
Total faculty 115

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 402
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 187

Cost

Tuition and fees

full-time: $24,714 per year (in-state)
full-time: $51,030 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $17,262 per year (in-state)
part-time: $35,642 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,160

Careers

Employed at graduation2 41.2%
Median private sector starting salary $84,000
Median public service starting salary $57,000

Library

Total volumes and volume equivalents 569,927

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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