School of Law
The School of Law at the University of Connecticut fosters professional and clinical training and outreach to the community that enhances law and policy both domestically and internationally. Our success is reflected in our standing as a national leader among public law schools and in our relationships with practitioners around the globe.
To realize our potential as a premier public law school, we must build a strong foundation of support that is comparable to peer public institutions. Our goals are to double our annual fund and grow our endowment from approximately $17 million to $32 million. Private gifts will be used to advance our academic, research and outreach missions, and increase support for students and faculty members. The School of Law is investing in areas of excellence that are critical to the future of Connecticut, the country and the world, including human rights, insurance, intellectual property and the environment.
Increasing support for our faculty—the backbone of our programs—is a top priority. The school endeavors to establish new endowed positions, including professorships, visiting professorships, fellowships as well as deanships for experiential learning and the student body. We are committed to completing an alumni-led initiative to support the Richard D. Tulisano ’69 Endowment for Human Rights, as well as the effort to establish the Robert D. Paul Professorship in Employee Benefits and Retirement Security Law. Together, these initiatives will help us recruit and retain preeminent scholars while ensuring that our students are trained to practice in growing areas of the legal marketplace.
We are educating the rule makers for the twenty-first century. Private support will fund a number of initiatives—from infractructure to experiential learning programs—aimed at enhancing the student experience.
We need state-of-the-art learning spaces and faculty offices to complement our strong clinic, outreach and enrichment programs. The school has an active Student Bar Association and more than 40 student organizations that require rooms for meetings, events and networking. As we have expanded, we have outgrown many of our current facilities. Private giving will provide essential support to help us create modern spaces for students to study, collaborate and socialize.
We seek to increase the number of endowed merit-based scholarships, which provide the support needed to offer competitive packages to attract the best students and improve diversity. We are increasing funding for summer internships in public interest law, which offer students opportunities to foster relationships with non-profit and governmental agencies across the country. With private support, we also can grow our newly launched externship semester program in Washington, D.C., which is focused on environmental law and policy.
Ron E. Fleury, Senior Director of Development, 860-570-5270
Chris White, Assistant Director of Development 860-570-5074
Assistant: Kristina Santasiere, Administrative Assistant 860-570-5340
Note: The School of Law has an independent foundation.
The University of Connecticut Law School Foundation, Inc.
45 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105-2213
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