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Alumni Spotlight - Henry Anderson


Photo of Henry B. AndersonHenry B. Anderson was born May 30, 1918 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and educated in Edgewood, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He graduated high school with high honors and continued his education at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After completing his undergraduate degree in 1940, he accepted a position at Wesleyan as assistant to the Director of Admissions, Victor L. Butterfield, who would later become president of the University.

While pursuing a Master’s degree and working under Dr. Butterfield, the war in Europe escalated. Anderson left Wesleyan and entered the U.S. Navy in June of 1941. He served as enlisted personnel officer of Headquarters Squadron Eight, then for Commander Fleet Air. In 1944 he was transferred to the staff of Admiral Marc A. Mitscher, Commander of Task Force 58, to serve as Awards Officer. In 1945 he survived two kamikaze attacks within the same week on the carriers Bunker Hill and Enterprise. He was awarded a silver star for his efforts in organizing firefighting parties aboard the Bunker Hill. Additionally, for services rendered to Admiral Mitscher and his staff as flag secretary he was awarded a bronze star.

Networking at Diversity Week


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Diversity Week begins on Monday, and you can find more information about the events here and rsvp for the events here.

Year after year, Diversity Week has been my favorite event at the Law School, offering talented speakers, compelling programs, and lots of amazing connections with people in our community. 

Diversity Week offers an outstanding opportunity to network, and I wanted to offer some tips on networking.  Too often, networking is seen as small-talk and offering of business cards.  It is better to think of networking as relationship-building.  You want to connect with people; you want those people to remember you in a positive way; and you want those people to look forward to seeing you again in the future. 

Employment Opportunities Are Looking up, so Learn Legal Research Now!


A March 9, 2015 article in the National Law Journal states that entry level employment for summer associates and recent graduates is slowly but steadily increasing. The article cites a report on the 2014 recruiting year from the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).  According to the NALP data, about 93% of 2014 summer associates were given offers of employment at the conclusion of their summer. 

Study Tips for Final Exams - Part I


It’s beginning to be that time again – finals. To assist you, the library is starting a two part series about the resources available to assist with final exams. Whether you’re a 1L, 2L, 3L or LL.M. there is always a new tip around the corner that can assist with ‘hacking’ the exam process.

Law School Links(the Nuts and Bolts):

The basic nuts and bolts information about exams is on the Law School’s exam page. It is where all schedules, details and information about Exam Software can be located.

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Exam Study Tips

A simple Google search will provide troves of exam study tips provided by law school professors and experts. Advice runs the gamut of exam strategy, study aids, study strategies and leveraging student groups.

The library also has a number of books that can assist with exam taking and study.  A complete list is in the Library New Student Toolkit . Many of these books are quick reads and available on reserve.

A good method for preparing for law school exams is to practice answering questions from past exams. For that reason, we have an exam archive which goes all the way back into the mid-1960s. Not all professors place their exams in the Law School’s exam archive. Some will post them on their individual TWEN site.

Welcome to the Law Library Blog


After a year-long hiatus, the UConn Law Library's Gothic Column is back! Updated weekly, the law library blog features posts on legal research and resources, technology, surviving and succeeding law school, breaking legal news and other topics of interest to our law school and legal community readers. Librarians and library staff welcome your input in blog topics - send us an email at We look forward to sharing our tips, tricks, and thoughts with you in the Gothic Column!