Founded in 1921, the Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. It offers a professional education of the highest quality that prepares its graduates for a lifetime of fulfilling service in any career they choose, including the bar, government, business, and education. The school's program emphasizes intellectual discipline and the development of the professional analytic skills required to respond effectively to the challenge of continuing change in the law and in the society it serves.
UConn Law's legal education reflects a belief that the life of the mind is best stimulated by a high quality of civil discourse among students and faculty conducted on a small scale. The curriculum is rich in courses, but classes themselves are quite small. Each student has the opportunity to explore law and theory in an atmosphere that fosters a spirit of collaboration and cooperation. Intellectually ambitious, UConn Law students enjoy the benefits of the personal give-and-take with classmates and faculty made possible by small classes.