December 2, 2013
Law Review Hosts Event on Gun Control Debate
by Nina Pelc-Faszcza
On November 15, more than 200 students, professors, scholars, practitioners, and members of the community packed the Starr Reading Room for the Connecticut Law Review Symposium entitled Up in Arms: The Second Amendment in the Modern Republic.
The response was overwhelming, as the subject matter is particularly relevant in Connecticut, and more than half of the attendees were from outside the law school community.
Professor Schmeiser Aids Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
by Liz O’Donnell
As the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings approaches, members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission have been working to provide answers about the events leading up to the tragedy of December 14th, 2012.
Professor Susan Schmeiser, an expert in mental health law, currently serves as an unofficial reporter for the Commission, which Governor Malloy tasked to investigate how the events of last December happened and how best to respond, and to provide input on how to prevent something similar from occurring in the future.
Student Bar Association Creates First Dean’s Council
by Jaime Welsh
SBA President Jessica Signor said the idea for a Dean’s Council came up in the spring of 2013, as the Law School was interviewing candidates for the next dean. The SBA was aware of other schools that had dean’s councils, such as UConn’s School of Medicine, and thought it would be a good idea to implement a similar program at the Law School.
UConn Faces Title IX Lawsuit for Sex Assaults on Storrs Campus
by Alex Anastasio
The University of Connecticut at Storrs faces a federal Title IX complaint by seven current and former students, filed in late October. The students allege that UConn failed to protect them from assault or to assist them afterwards.
Several of the students testified before the Connecticut legislature. They described the University as uninterested in or incapable of processing complaints of sexual assault. For example, one student said that the University gave her no guidance and that it actively discouraged her from going to the police with her story.
Dean Fisher’s Tips to Getting and Keeping a Job
by Ted Stack
Earlier this month, Law School Dean Timothy Fisher gave a talk to the law school community on the 20 most important things that law firms take into consideration when making hiring decisions, based on his own experience in practice. This article summarizes some of the main points of that talk.
Fisher explained that being passionate about the work one does is crucial to success in a legal career. Lawyers are less effective if they dislike the work that they are doing. Figure out what kind of people you are happy being around and find a practice area and firm that matches your style. A happy lawyer is an effective lawyer.
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