Our reputation is built not only on a high standard of excellence, but on being a diverse community of passionate law professionals. Our students come from a variety of states and international locations and include military servicemen and women. They represent multiple ethnicities, races, religions and ages, and each student brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives with them. Inclusive excellence is a value shared by all students, faculty and staff. We view our differences as sources of strength and believe fervently that empathy and cultural competence are hallmarks of effective lawyers.
Become part of a community, not just a class
Our students remain deeply engaged on campus throughout their education. With 3 law journals, approximately 30 student organizations, nationally recognized moot court, mock trial and dispute resolution competition teams and many volunteering opportunities, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.
A community that learns and works together also finds its work-life balance together off campus. There are many advantages to being a short shuttle ride to New Haven, with its diverse music scene, acclaimed theaters, art museums and reputation as an adventurous dining destination. When the outdoors calls and you want to partake in the New England lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the nearby shoreline, rent a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard, run or bike along miles of trails, or hike a nearby hill to catch a view of Long Island Sound.
Within our student organizations, students hone their skills in project management, communication, negotiation and leadership — skills that will serve them well throughout their careers.
From competing in the country’s most prestigious competitions across dispute resolution, mock trial and moot court teams to finding a home based on professional aspirations, cultural identity or recreational interests, our student organizations offer a place for all students to learn and grow.
The Student Services Office is available to help students with many aspects of their law school experience including health and wellness, student organizations and coordinating accommodations in accordance with ADA requirements.