March 31, 2014
SBA President-Elect Hopes to Improve Student Opportunities
by Madiha Malik
A Husky through undergraduate and Law School, James (Jim) Anderson, will be the newest SBA President, beginning April 1, 2014, after winning an uncontested election in late February.
Anderson, a rising 3L, has been involved with the SBA General Body for two years, serving as 1L Class Representative and Chief Financial Officer in his 2L year. Now, in his last year, Anderson is eager to help UConn Law continue to be a community of engaged students and to improve student access to the resources the law school has to offer.
Kirk to Replace Levin as Academic Dean
by Liz O’Donnell
Dean Fisher announced to the UConn Law community on March 20th that Darcy Kirk has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
Kirk, the current Associate Dean for Library and Technology will replace Dean Leslie Levin, who has held the position for the past two years.
New Course Offerings Include Practice-Ready Skills, Online Courses
by Jaime Welsh
With summer course selection in full swing and fall course selection fast approaching, there are several new courses being offered that deserve your consideration.
For summer 2014, UConn Law is introducing online summer course offerings. Online courses meet at regularly scheduled class times live through videoconferencing on Blackboard Collaborative (which is like Skype, but with more features). Students will join from law schools across the country, and everyone will be able to see and hear each other (students can turn off their webcams when they are not speaking). There is also a streaming chat message board for asking questions.
[Due to a printing error, this article did not appear in full in the print edition.]
Law School Works to Expand Practice-Based Opportunities in Light of New Requirement
by Jaime Welsh
Beginning with the most recent 1L class, all entering J.D. students must satisfy a new practice-based learning requirement, a requirement the Law School adopted last year. Since then, the Law School administration has been hard at work expanding clinical opportunities for students to fulfill this requirement.
Dean Paul Chill was named the Law School’s first Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education last fall and has been “hard at work trying to create new clinics” since his appointment, he said. Since the practice-based learning requirement has not yet gone into effect (1Ls cannot enroll in clinics nor satisfy the externship requirement), Dean Chill has concentrated on building for next year.
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