February 28, 2014
Innocence Project Co-Founder Barry Scheck to be 2014 Commencement Speaker
by Alexa Millinger
The keynote speaker at the May 2014 Commencement will be Professor Barry Scheck, the co-founder of the Innocence Project, a national non-profit organization that uses DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongly convicted.
Scheck, who also gained national attention as part of the legal defense team in the O.J. Simpson trial, is currently a member of the faculty at Cardozo Law School, where he has served for thirty-five years.
Law Review Hosts CNN’s Toobin as Day Pitney Scholar
by Liz O’Donnell
CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin visited UConn Law on Monday, February 10 as the 2014 Day Pitney Visiting Scholar.
A Supreme Court expert and the best-selling author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, Toobin came to the Law School in an event sponsored by the Day Pitney Foundation and hosted by Connecticut Law Review. He addressed a crowded room of students, faculty, and community guests before taking questions and participating in a book signing.
Dean Fisher’s Inaugural Trip Oversees: A Trip to Israel and Jordan
by Thomas Dargon Jr.
In his first overseas outing as Law School Dean, Timothy Fisher took an eleven-day trip to Israel and Jordan, from January 8-19, 2014, in an effort to reinforce and expand the Law School’s relationships with various law faculties in the Middle East.
In the first nine days, Dean Fisher visited the four major “law faculties” (the Middle East’s version of “law schools”) in Israel: Tel-Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Haifa, and Bar Ilan University.
Does UConn Law Need a Formal Academic Advising Program?
by Sarah Ricciardi
Now that fall enrollment is around the corner, many students are faced with questions like which classes to take and how to fulfill graduation requirements. But finding answers to these questions can sometimes be difficult.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, students could have turned to UConn Law’s formal advisement program for guidance. Until several years ago, UConn Law assigned every incoming 1L to a faculty advisor. During orientation, advisors would have lunch with their assigned students, and students would be free to contact their advisors throughout the school year.
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