Prospective students are invited to attend an open house at Quinnipiac University School of Law, 370 Bassett Road, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Those who attend will tour the law school and learn about its rigorous academic program and how the faculty works closely with students to develop a course of study that matches their goals.
The law school has concentrations in several areas, including civil advocacy and dispute resolution, criminal law and advocacy, family law, health law, intellectual property, international law and policy, tax law and workplace law. A new concentration focusing on privacy, cybersecurity and information technology law launched this academic year.
“Quinnipiac University School of Law is a dynamic law school, small by design, dedicated to preparing highly trained lawyers who will hold themselves accountable as leaders and serve their clients with skill and compassion,” said Jennifer Gerarda Brown, dean of the law school.
In addition, the law school offers several joint degrees, including the JD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) with Quinnipiac’s School of Business, the JD/MSW (Master of Social Work) with the School of Health Sciences; and in partnership with Vermont Law School, the JD/Master of Environmental Law, JD/Master of Energy Regulation and Law, and the JD/Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy.
Quinnipiac’s clinical and externship programs immerse students in real-life work and environments that build highly skilled lawyers. Because the state of Connecticut permits supervised law students to represent clients in their second year, the law school has designed programs that offer additional hands-on experience compared to those in many other states. Every student is guaranteed participation in at least one of these practical learning opportunities, mastering theory along with crucial practice-ready skills.
Over the last three years alone, students in the law school’s clinics have provided more than 48,000 hours of free legal services. Among the 19 clinic practice areas are criminal justice, health law, intellectual property, legislative and public interest.
Quinnipiac’s externship program has more than 350 placement sites and is built on a model that emphasizes collaborative relationships among students, faculty supervisors and the lawyers, judges and mediators who serve as field supervisors for Quinnipiac externs. The law school offers externships in 19 categories, including family law, immigration law and veterans’ advocacy.
For more information, call 203-582-3400.