Quinnipiac School of Law Viewbook

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Table of contents Introduction 2 Message from the Dean


Building on our vision




Concentration Programs


cLinics & externships


the quinnipiac community




admissions 40 Financial AId & Scholarships 42 THE campusES of QU


The greater New Haven area 46 at a glance


QUINNIPIAC University School of law

introduction Nestled in the cradle of American law between Boston, New Haven, and New York, Quinnipiac offers a personal, student-centered law school experience–one that balances theory and practice, competition and collaboration, and rigor and support. We marshal all of our resources–our faculty of scholarteachers, our proximity and deep connections to the regional law community, and our state-of-the-art facilities–to create an environment that both challenges and supports our students as they develop the skills, acquire the knowledge, and discover the personal strengths required to follow their chosen paths in the legal profession. It is this experience, this environment, and this journey that set Quinnipiac apart.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

A message from the dean

I am very pleased to introduce you to Quinnipiac University School of Law. Although this is my first year as Dean of Quinnipiac Law, I have been teaching here for 19 years and I know the school well. As a visiting professor at a number of other law schools during my tenure here, I have had a broad range of experiences, but always wanted to return to Quinnipiac. My deep affection for this place and respect for the people who populate it were my driving motivations for becoming dean. My colleagues make accessibility to students their first priority and our students and alums tell us that this is one of our greatest strengths. Our professors are wonderful teachers and scholars who care deeply about your learning and success. They will get to know you, will understand your strengths as well as your areas for potential growth, and will remain dedicated to your success long after you graduate.

quiet contemplation. Here, students will develop foundational skills in trial practice, mediation, and negotiation, while also exploring cutting-edge legal specialties such as global health policy, disability law, or food and drug patents. It is also an environment designed to help our students launch rewarding careers in a competitive field. Our expanded Career Development Center, for example, will be strategically located alongside our student meeting and gathering spaces, making it easy for students to stay connected with our career development professionals. I am thrilled to be leading the law school right now because we have many exciting changes and opportunities ahead. In the fall of 2014, we will move to a stunning new facility on the university’s North Haven Campus, with beautifully designed spaces and carefully planned classrooms that will facilitate just the sort of collaboration and innovative teaching that make Quinnipiac special. We will also be joining a rigorous graduate community,

Law can be a powerful force for bringing clarity and fairness to challenging situations. Lawyers can make a world of difference, intervening in ways that leave their clients better off legally, financially, and emotionally. At Quinnipiac Law, we are continually seeking dynamic ways to help our students discover and nurture their core sense of purpose as they develop into strong, effective, and ethical lawyers.

including the new Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine,

We hope this viewbook and our website provide helpful insights

opening the door to interdisciplinary opportunities

into our legal community. We also welcome the chance to meet

and partnerships.

you in person. Please visit us soon so you can better understand

Our new facility blends the most up-to-date thinking in legal education with an architectural design that welcomes a wide range of study styles, from dynamic team learning and collaboration to

who we are and experience our unique sense of community. Jennifer Brown Dean and Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Building on our vision An impressive new home and a bold new chapter for QUinnipiac Law

When you step through the doors of our new state-of-the-art Quinnipiac Law School facility, slated to open in August 2014, you will know you have arrived at a place designed to facilitate excellence in legal study. From the sweeping scale to the smallest details, our new facility has been envisioned to foster collaboration, scholarship, and leadership, with all of the benefits of advanced technology and exceptional architectural planning and execution. Located on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus, Quinnipiac Law will join the new Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, the Schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, and Education, and the new Master of Social Work (MSW) program in a vibrant and collaborative multidisciplinary graduate community. Quinnipiac Law is moving to a new setting and a new campus and toward an extraordinary future. We invite you to join us.

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The Facility • Latest in advanced technology seamlessly integrated throughout • An emphasis on collaboration with an abundance of team study and seminar rooms • Numerous innovative spaces, like the high-tech collaborative classroom and the Visual Persuasion studio • Dispute Resolution Suite, 180-seat courtroom with Judge's Chambers and Jury Room, and greatly expanded legal clinic space • Dramatic and expansive facility with views of lakes and woodlands The Campus • An emerging center for graduate study, home to programs in Medicine, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, Social Work, and Law • Modern complex with shared amenities: beautiful full-service dining commons, bookstore, ample parking, and a planned fitness center • Convenient and pleasant residential location near shops, restaurants, and highway access The Experience • Rich opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with School of Medicine and other graduate programs • Designed for community: generous space and resources for student organizations and law journals, including student lounge with outdoor terrace • Wide variety of thoughtfully designed study and gathering spaces to suit all learning and study styles Working renderings of the new QU Law Facility (opposite page top: library atrium, opposite page bottom: entrance, top: courtroom, middle left: mock trial room, middle right: main lobby, bottom: terrace )

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law


Expert guides

Impeccable credentials Our faculty members bring scholarship and training from the nation’s leading academic institutions – from Harvard, Yale, and Columbia to the University of Chicago, Michigan, and UC Berkeley. Distinguished professionals

Impeccable credentials Distinguished professionals Inspired scholars

With experience ranging from clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justices to representing such clients as the American Civil Liberties Union, our faculty members serve as living bridges between the theoretical and the practical. Inspired scholars

Accessible teachers

Through their passion and energy, QU Law instructors bring the law to life for their students and continue to shape and influence legal scholarship through their classes, scholarly publications, and continued participation in the professional community. Accessible teachers With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, QU Law instructors can share their time with students just as freely as they share their knowledge and expertise. They do so by continuing classroom discussions after hours, helping evaluate job opportunities, and offering assistance with individual academic questions.

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Building on Our Vision The collaborative classroom in our new facility will provide a high-tech setting that encourages dialogue and debate. Full digital capabilities and large, strategically placed flat screens deliver a multimedia experience, while seminar-style seating fosters face-to-face connection and collaboration.

“I enjoy teaching Contracts and Property to first-year students because they come to class with a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment. Our students spend the time necessary to prepare the material, think through the issues, ask questions, and keep pushing for better explanations in class. They support their classmates both in and out of class, socialize together, and have fun. By the end of the year, they have mastered very difficult material that they had initially thought was impossible.”

Jonathan Canestri ’15 Branford, ct

“The faculty at Quinnipiac University School of Law is one of its greatest assets. In the classroom, they teach the skills necessary to tackle real issues we will encounter in the working world. Students are challenged to develop the strong analytical skills essential to successful lawyering. The faculty takes an interest in getting to know every student by mentoring and encouraging us to be responsible members of the community— always leading by example. With a variety of personalities and backgrounds, there is an opportunity for every student to find a faculty member who will guide them along the path towards a successful and meaningful career.”

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Robert Farrell Professor of law

Full-time faculty & Center directors Melanie B. Abbott

Leonard A. Dwarica

Associate Professor Of Law

Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Health Law Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy

BA, Bates College / MS, Syracuse University / JD, Quinnipiac University Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Judicial Clerkship Seminar, Poverty Law

BA, St. Peters College / MS, New York University / JD, Pace University School of Law Courses Taught: Food & Drug Law, Healthcare Antitrust, Public Health Law

Kevin Barry

Robert C. Farrell

Professor Of Law

Professor Of Law, Director Of International Programs

BA, JD, Boston College

BA, Trinity College / MA, The City University of New York / JD, Harvard University

Course Taught: C ivil Justice Clinic

Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law (Equal Protection), Contracts, Property, Remedies

Jennifer Gerarda Brown

Neal R. Feigenson

Dean, Professor Of Law

BA, Bryn Mawr College / JD, University of Illinois

professor of law

BA, University of Maryland / JD, Harvard University

Courses Taught: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility, Negotiation

Courses Taught: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Torts, Visual Persuasion in the Law

Frederick Tse-Shyang Chen

Mary Ferrari

Professor Of Law emeritus

Associate Professor Of Law

LLB, Soochow University, Taiwan, Republic of China / JD, University of Chicago / LLM, Yale University

BA, University of Notre Dame / JD, Cornell University / LLM, New York University

Courses Taught: Advanced Contracts, Chinese Law, International Law, International Trade

Courses Taught: Advanced Corporate Tax, Business Planning, Civil Tax Procedure, Federal Income Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxation of Business Enterprises

Jeffrey A. Cooper

Marilyn J. Ward Ford

Professor Of Law

Professor Of Law

BA, Harvard University / JD, Yale University / LLM, New York University

BA, Southern Illinois University / JD, Rutgers University

Courses Taught: Estate & Financial Planning, Property, Tax Policy, Trusts & Estates

Courses Taught: Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, Corporations, Native American Law, Securities Regulation

Susan R. Dailey

Stephen G. Gilles

Associate Professor Of Legal WritiNg And Writing Specialist Director of the legal skills program

carmen tortora Professor Of Law

BA, MA, PhD, Catholic University of America

BA, St. John’s College / JD, University of Chicago

Courses Taught: L aw & the Humanities, Writing Specialist

Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Law & Economics, Products Liability, Torts

William V. Dunlap


Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Professor Of Law

Assistant Professor of Law

BA, The New School for Social Research / JD, Yale University / MPhil, University of Cambridge

AB, Dartmouth College / M. Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School / LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Courses Taught: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, International Law, National Security Law

Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Law & Medicine, Food & Drug Law

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Joseph Hogan

Elizabeth P. Marsh

AssIstant Professor Of Legal Skills

Professor Of Law

AB, St. Joseph’s University / JD, Widener University

AB, Harvard University / JD, New York University

Course Taught: L egal Skills

Courses Taught: Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Federal Criminal Law

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Alexander M. Meiklejohn

Associate Professor Of Law, Co-Director Of The Center On Dispute Resolution, and director of clinical programs

Professor Of Law

AB, Amherst College / JD, University of Chicago

BA, Cornell University / JD, University of Connecticut

Courses Taught: Commercial Law, Contracts, Franchise Law, Real Estate Transactions, Secured Transactions

Courses Taught: Clinics, Family & Juvenile Law Externship, Introduction to Representing Clients, Mediation Externship, Negotiation

Jeffrey A. Meyer Professor Of Law

David S. King Associate Dean, Associate Professor Of Law

BA, JD, Yale University

AB, Dartmouth College / JD, Cleveland State University / LLM, Harvard University

Courses Taught: Criminal Procedure, Environmental Law, International Law, Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility

Courses Taught: L and-Use Planning, Property

LInda Meyer Stanton D. Krauss

Professor Of Law

Professor Of Law

BA, University of Kansas / JD, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Yale University / JD, University of Michigan

Courses Taught: Animal Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence, Supreme Court Seminar, Theories of Punishment, Torts

Courses Taught: Advanced Constitutional Law: The Original Understanding of the Bill of Rights, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts

Albert Monroe Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Richard Litvin Associate Professor Of Law Emeritus

AB, Dickinson College / JD, Temple University / LLM, Yale University Courses Taught: A cademic Support, Bar Preparation, Evidence

BA, BS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill / PhD, Harvard University / JD, Yale University Courses Taught: Property, Law & Economics, Climate Change Law & Policy John T. Morgan Professor Of Law

Leonard J. Long Professor Of Law

BA, Missouri State University / JD, Washington University / LLM, Harvard University

BS, Illinois Institute of Technology / MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago / JD, University of Chicago

Courses Taught: Antitrust, Contracts, Economic Torts, Evidence, Intellectual Property

Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Analytical Methods, Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Corporate Finance, Corporations, Law & Economics, Remedies, Torts

Suzanne Nathanson

Martin B. Margulies

Course Taught: L egal Skills

Assistant Professor Of Legal Skills

AB, Harvard University / JD, Case Western Reserve University

Professor Of Law Emeritus

BA, Columbia University / LLB, Harvard University / LLM, New York University Courses Taught: C onstitutional Law, Criminal Law

Joseph Olivenbaum Assistant Professor Of legal skills

BA, New York University / JD, Northeastern University Courses Taught: A cademic Support, Legal Skills

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Charles Pillsbury Distinguished practitioner-in-residence, dispute resolution Co-Director of Center on Dispute Resolution

BA, Yale University / JD, Boston University, Courses Taught: I ntroduction to Mediation, Advanced Mediation Seminar Emanuel Psarakis Distinguished practitioner-In-Residence, Employment Law

AB, University of Connecticut / JD, Boston University / LLM, Columbia University Courses Taught: A rbitration, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law Toni Robinson Professor Of Law

BA, Sarah Lawrence College / JD, Columbia University / LLM, New York University Courses Taught: Advanced Individual Federal Income Tax, Business Planning, Civil Procedure, Federal Income Tax, Foreign Tax I & II, Tax Clinic, Tax Research SARAH French RUSSELL associate professor of law

BA, JD, Yale University Course Taught: Civil Justice Clinic Brad Saxton Professor Of Law, Dean Emeritus

BA, College of William and Mary / JD, University of Virginia Course Taught: Torts, Evidence, Employment Discrimination Mark E. Schroeder Assistant Professor Of Legal Skills

BA, Williams College / JD, University of Connecticut Courses Taught: A dvanced Writing & Research, Legal Skills Gail S. Stern Assistant Professor Of Legal Skills, Director Of Academic Support

BA, Boston University / MALS, Wesleyan University / JD, Quinnipiac University Course Taught: A dvanced Writing & Research W. John Thomas carmen tortora professor Of Law

BA, JD, University of Arizona / LLM, MPH, Yale University

student : faculty ratio


Courses Taught: C ivil Procedure, Commercial Law, Law & Medicine Jamison V. Wilcox Associate Professor Of Law

AB, Amherst College / JD, Columbia University Courses Taught: Advanced Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, Legal Drafting & Writing

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Day One Mentoring: Partners in Your Future once you commit to being part of the QUinnipiac Law community, we commit to you. Quinnipiac School of Law is small by design, and personal connections are anything but incidental: they are an important and celebrated part of the experience.

Peer Mentor Program

Our Day One Mentoring program exemplifies this spirit, linking new students

Through this program, incoming first-year students are connected with

with faculty and student mentors from your earliest days through graduation

upper class students for support and guidance during their 1L year.

and into your career. Faculty Mentor Program Prior to Orientation, this optional program matches faculty members with incoming students we believe will be a good fit, based on common interests, expertise, or geography. • Your faculty mentor will be a trusted resource as you progress through law school, consider courses and career paths, and develop your professional network.

• Your peer mentor will reach out to you even before Orientation, and will be on hand throughout the year to answer questions and offer insights about everything imaginable. • This program is a great way to get solid advice and firsthand suggestions on navigating the ins-and-outs of your first year in law school, and to meet new people as well. • Mentors plan informal social events to bring together the students they are advising–meeting for coffee, happy hour, or a casual sports activity.

• The program is a natural extension of the law school’s “open door” policy that encourages faculty-student engagement, underscoring our deep commitment to educating the whole lawyer. • Your faculty mentor will be part of a growing network of supportive connections you will develop at QU Law, adding depth to your experience and often providing strategic links when you launch your career.

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The first annual 1L Mentor/Mentee Spring Forum brought together more than 100 program participants—1L students and mentors—for a lively Q & A session with discussions on topics including clinics, externships, study skills, courses, and summer internships.

"Our Day One Mentoring Program demonstrates the faculty's commitment to provide each of our students with individualized guidance and support from the beginning of and throughout their time with us at Quinnipiac."

Mary Ferrari

Associate Professor of Law faculty Coordinator, Day One Mentoring Program

Building on Our Vision The North Haven graduate community of Law, Medicine, Health Sciences, Nursing, Education, and Social Work will be truly connected, in a spirit of professional purpose and in a dynamic complex in which all buildings are physically connected or just steps away.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Academics: A rigorous journey Think like a lawyer Quinnipiac’s ABA-approved academic program provides solid foundations in the theory and practice of law – enabling graduates to develop the knowledge and skills to pursue any legal career they choose.

Academic statistics 2013 Entering class

(AS OF 8/20/13)

median GPA:


median Lsat:

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First Year Required Courses

First Year Required Courses

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Legal Skills I


Legal Skills II




Criminal Law




Legal Skills I


Legal Skills II




Constitutional Law


Civil Procedure I


Civil Procedure II


Civil Procedure I


Civil Procedure II


Contracts I


Contracts II


Contracts I


Contracts II




Second and Third Year Required and Recommended Courses



Second and Third Year Required and Recommended Courses Fall Semester Spring Semester

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Core Electives*


Core Electives*


General Electives


General Electives


Recommended total 13-15

(evening Division)

Recommended total 13-15



Constitutional Law

Criminal Law


Core Elective*


Core Elective*


General Elective





Third and Fourth Year

*Core Electives

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Core Elective*


Core Elective*


Must take at least 4 of the following:

General Electives


General Electives


(of which one must be either Commercial Law or Federal Income Taxation)

Administrative Law


Business Organizations

Federal Income Taxation

Commercial Law

Trusts and Estates

Students are also required to take: Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility



Part-time evening students may transfer into the full-time program after successfully completing two semesters, potentially earning the JD degree in three years.

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Criminal Law and Advocacy*

• Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Arbitration • Business Planning • Civil Procedure • Civil Procedure (Advanced) • Conflict of Laws • Criminal Procedure: The Adjudicative Process • Divorce & the Divorcing Family • Employment Law • Evidence • Family Law • Family Law (Advanced) • Federal Courts • Federal Income Taxation • International Litigation in U.S. Courts • Introduction to Representing Clients • Juvenile Law • Juvenile Law (Advanced) • Labor Law • Mediation • Moot Court • Negotiation • Poverty Law • Remedies • Representing Clients in Mediation • Tax Procedure: Civil • Therapeutic Jurisprudence • Torts • Torts (Advanced): Medical Malpractice Litigation • Trial Practice • Trial Practice (Advanced) • Visual Persuasion in the Law Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic

• Alternative Dispute Resolution • Constitutional Law (Advanced): The Original Understanding of the Bill of Rights • Criminal Procedure: The Adjudicative Process • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process • Evidence • Federal Criminal Law • Introduction to Representing Clients • Juvenile Law • Law & Forensic Science • Moot Court • Negotiation • Theories of Punishment • Trial Practice • Trial Practice (Advanced) • Visual Persuasion in the Law Clinics • Defense Appellate Clinic • Prosecution Appellate Clinic Externships • Judicial Externship • Criminal Justice Externship

Constitutional Law • Administrative Law • Bioethics • Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection • Civil & Political Rights: First Amendment • Communications Law • Computer & Internet Law • Conflict of Laws • Constitutional Law • Constitutional Law (Advanced) • Constitutional Law (Advanced): The Original Understanding of the Bill of Rights

Externships • Judicial Externship • Legal Services Externship • Mediation Externship page 18 law.quinnipiac.edu

Constitutional LAW (cont.) • Federal Courts • Federal Criminal Law • History of Race Relations • Independent Research • Information Privacy Law • International Law • International Litigation in U.S. Courts • Jurisprudence • Land-Use Planning • Law & Gender • Law & Medicine • Law & Medicine (Advanced) • National Security Law • Native American Law • Poverty Law Clinics • Defense Appellate Clinic • Prosecution Appellate Clinic Externship • Legal Services Externship

Corporate Law / Business Law • Accounting for Lawyers • Acquisitions & Reorganizations • Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Analytical Methods • Antitrust • Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights • Business Organizations • Business Planning • Commercial Law • Communications Law • Computer & Internet Law • Corporate Compliance in the Healthcare Industry

• Corporate Finance • Economic Torts • Employee Benefits


Corporate Law / Business Law (cont.) • Employment Law • Estate & Financial Planning • Estate & Gift Taxation • Evidence • Federal Income Taxation • Food & Drug Law • Franchise Law • Healthcare Antitrust • Healthcare Industry Regulation & Control • Intellectual Property • International Law • International Litigation in U.S. Courts • Labor Law • Law, Science & Technology • Legal Drafting & Writing • Licensing Intellectual Property • Mediation • Negotiation • Patent Law • Patent Law (Advanced) • Patent Litigation • Products Liability • Remedies • Secured Transactions • Securities Regulation • Taxation of Business Enterprises • Trusts & Estates

Entertainment Law • Accounting for Lawyers • Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Antitrust • Business Organizations • Business Planning • Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection • Civil & Political Rights: First Amendment • Commercial Law • Communications Law • Computer & Internet Law • Contracts • Contracts (Advanced) • Corporate Finance • Employee Benefits • Employment Law • Entertainment Law • Evidence • Federal Income Taxation • Intellectual Property • Introduction to Representing Clients • Labor Law • Law & Gender • Licensing Intellectual Property • Mediation • Mediation Advocacy:

Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Mediation Externship

Representing Clients in Mediation • Negotiation • Patent Law • Remedies • Sports Law • Workers’ Compensation

Joint Degree • JD / MBA

Externship • Corporate Counsel Externship

Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic


Environmental Law • Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Business Organizations • Civil Procedure • Conflict of Laws • Environmental Law • Evidence • Federal Courts • Land-Use Planning • Law & Forensic Science • Legislation • Non-Profit Organizations • Remedies Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Legislative Externship • Public Interest Externship

Family Law* • Administrative Law • Advanced Juvenile Law: Child Protection Practice • Advanced Juvenile Law: Juvenile Delinquency Practice • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights • Business Organizations • Divorce & the Divorcing Family • Education Law • Elder Law • Employee Benefits • Evidence • Family Law • Family Law (Advanced)

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FAMILY Law (cont.) • Family Law Trial Practice • Federal Income Taxation • Introduction to Representing Clients • Juvenile Law • Law & Gender • Mediation (Introduction) • Mediation Advocacy • Moot Court • Negotiation • Real Estate Transactions • Trusts & Estates Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic Externships • Family & Juvenile Law Externship • Judicial Externship • Mediation Externship

Health Law (cont.) • Law & Psychiatry • Managed Health Care • Non-Profit Organizations • Public Health Law • Torts • Torts (Advanced) Medical Malpractice Litigation • Workers’ Compensation

Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Public Interest Externship

• Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Civil & Political Rights • Conflict of Laws • Evidence • Federal Courts • Immigration & Naturalization Law • Independent Research • International Human Rights • Introduction to Representing Clients • National Security Law • Negotiation • Remedies

Joint Degree • JD/MBA in Health Care Management

Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic

Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic

Certificate • Health Care Compliance Certificate

Health Law* • Administrative Law • Antitrust • Bioethics • Business Organizations • Disability Law • Elder Law • Federal Criminal Law • Federal Regulation of Healthcare/Fraud & Abuse • Food & Drug Law • Health Law • Health Law (Advanced) • Healthcare & Hospital Administration • Healthcare Antitrust • Healthcare Business Transactions • Healthcare Industry Regulation • International Comparative Health Law • Introduction to Representing Clients • Insurance Law • Juvenile Law • Law & Medicine (Advanced) page 20 law.quinnipiac.edu

Immigration Law

Advanced Degree • LLM in Health Law

Human Rights / Civil Rights Law • Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection • Civil & Political Rights: First Amendment • Communications Law • Constitutional Law • Constitutional Law: The Original Understanding

of the Bill of Rights

• Criminal Procedure: The Adjudicative Process • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process • Education Law • Employment Discrimination Law • Federal Courts • Immigration & Naturalization Law • International Human Rights • Poverty Law

Intellectual Property* • Administrative Law • Advanced Patents • Antitrust • Communications Law • Computer & Internet Law • Economic Torts • Entertainment Law • Franchise Law • Intellectual Property • Intellectual Property (Advanced) • Law, Science & Technology • Licensing of Intellectual Property • Patent Law • Patent Litigation • Sports Law Externship • Corporate Counsel Externship

Externships • Judicial Externship • Public Interest Externship


International Law • Administrative Law • Antitrust • Business Organizations • Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection • Commercial Law • Conflict of Laws • Evidence • Federal Courts • Federal Income Taxation • International Human Rights • International Criminal Law • International Law • International Litigation in U.S. Courts • Law of the European Union • Remedies Study Abroad • Summer Program Abroad (Dublin, Ireland) Externship • Corporate Counsel Externship

Labor Law • Business Organizations • Employee Benefits • Employment Discrimination Law • Employment Law • Independent Research • Labor Law • Negotiation • Remedies • Workers’ Compensation Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Legislative Externship

Public Interest Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Bankruptcy • Bioethics • Civil & Political Rights: Equal Protection • Civil & Political Rights: First Amendment • Communications Law • Constitutional Law (Advanced) • Consumer Law • Contracts • Contracts (Advanced) • Corporate Compliance in the Health Industry • Creditors’ Rights • Criminal Procedure: The Adjudicative Process • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process • Divorce & the Divorcing Family • Economic Torts • Elder Law • Environmental Law • Ethics & the Criminal Justice System • Family Law • Family Law (Advanced) • Federal Criminal Law • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals • Food & Drug Law • Healthcare Antitrust • Healthcare Industry Regulation & Control • Immigration & Naturalization Law • International Human Rights • Introduction to Representing Clients • Juvenile Law • Juvenile Law (Advanced) • Labor Law • Law & Gender • Legal Drafting & Writing

Public interest Law (cont.) • Legislation • Managed Health Care • Mediation Advocacy: Representing Clients in Mediation • Native American Law • Negotiation • Non-Profit Organizations • Poverty Law • Public Health Law • Remedies • Tax Policy • Theories of Punishment • Trial Practice • Workers’ Compensation • Writing & Research (Advanced) Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic Externships • Criminal Justice Externship • Family & Juvenile Law Externship • Legal Services Externship • Legislative Externship • Mediation Externship • Public Interest Externship

Real Estate Law • Accounting for Lawyers • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights • Contracts • Contracts (Advanced) • Environmental Law • Estate & Financial Planning • Estate & Gift Taxation • Federal Income Taxation

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General or Small / Solo Firm Practice

REAL EStATE Law (cont.) • Land-Use Planning • Legal Drafting & Writing • Negotiation • Property • Real Estate Transactions • Remedies • Trusts & Estates Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Public Interest Externship

Tax* • Accounting for Lawyers • Acquisitions & Reorganizations • Advanced Family Law • Advanced Individual Income Tax • Analytical Methods • Business Organizations • Business Planning • Corporate Finance • Employee Benefits • Estate & Gift Tax • Estate & Financial Planning • Family Law • Federal Income Taxation • International Tax • Introduction to Representing Clients • Non-Profit Organizations • Real Estate Transactions • State & Local Taxation • Tax Policy • Tax Procedure (Civil) • Tax Research • Taxation of Business Enterprises • Trusts & Estates Clinic • Tax Clinic Externship • Corporate Counsel Externship

• Accounting for Lawyers • Administrative Law • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Analytical Methods • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights • Business Organizations • Business Planning • Commercial Law • Contracts • Contracts (Advanced) • Criminal Procedure: The Adjudicative Process • Criminal Procedure: The Investigative Process • Divorce & the Divorcing Family • Elder Law • Employee Benefits • Employment Law • Estate & Financial Planning • Estate & Gift Taxation • Evidence • Externships • Family Law • Family Law (Advanced) • Federal Courts • Federal Criminal Law • Federal Income Taxation • Introduction to Representing Clients • Juvenile Law • Juvenile Law (Advanced) • Labor Law • Law & Forensic Sciences • Law & the Humanities • Law Practice Management • Legal Drafting & Writing • Negotiation • Real Estate Transactions • Remedies • Torts • Torts (Advanced): Medical Malpractice Litigation • Torts (Advanced): Tort Reform *Concentration

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General or small / Solo Firm Practice (cont.) • Trial Practice • Trial Practice (Advanced) • Trial Practice (Advanced): Mock Trial • Trusts & Estates • Visual Persuasion in the Law • Workers’ Compensation • Writing & Research (Advanced) Clinic • Civil Justice Clinic Externships • Corporate Counsel Externship • Family & Juvenile Law Externship • Legal Services Externship • Mediation Externship • Public Interest Externship

Journals • Quinnipiac Law Review • Quinnipiac Health Law Journal • Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal

in class sections of about


First-year students begin 35, where they learn the basic principles of law.

“Successful performance and advocacy depend upon building healthy client-lawyer relationships. In the Introduction to Representing Clients course, students study and explore models of such relationships by playing the lawyer role in a series of simulated situations. This course serves as a foundation for students’ independent lawyering performance in externships and clinics, as well as later, in practice.”

Building on Our Vision

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

In our new facility, students learning about innovative use of communication techniques in the courtroom, like those in our Visual Persuasion in the Law class, will have hands-on access to visual and multimedia tools and technologies and a well-equipped studio complete with a “green screen.”

Associate Professor Of Law, Co-Director Of The Center On Dispute Resolution, and director of clinical programs

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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIEs Quinnipiac Law offers a variety of ways to deepen your law school experience with programs that allow you to broaden your academic focus, gain international experience, earn special credentials, work with distinguished scholars, or volunteer on behalf of human rights.

JD/MBA Program Both full-time and part-time students may enroll in the joint degree program, which requires acceptance by both the School of Law and the School of Business. Students typically apply to the MBA program during their first year of law school. Law students applying to the MBA program are not required to take the GMAT. Health Care Compliance Certificate Quinnipiac University, through a program jointly developed by its School of Business and School of Law, is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) to offer the first university-based program in the country to train health care compliance officers. Recognizing the importance of compliance officers in all areas of the health care industry and the need

Building on Our Vision Collaborate with professional peers in Medicine and other graduate disciplines in a setting designed for interdisciplinary connection, and at a law school determined to facilitate dynamic opportunities. The beauty of our new location on Quinnipiac's graduatefocused North Haven Campus: there will be no barriers to collaboration.

to raise the level of professionalism of such officers, the two schools are committed to jointly offer this six-course certificate program in health care compliance. Summer study ABROAD Quinnipiac sponsors a program at Ireland’s venerable Trinity College in the heart of Dublin. There, students can study Irish, European, International, and Comparative Law. This month-long program is open to students who have completed one year of full-time or part-time study at an ABA-approved law school. Students may also participate in study abroad programs offered by other schools as long as the program is approved by the ABA and our academic dean. In the past, our students have studied throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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RESEARCH CENTERS Quinnipiac’s two research centers, the Center for Health Law & Policy and the Center on Dispute Resolution, offer students the opportunity to further sharpen their skill sets and learn from and meet distinguished scholars through an outstanding speakers series. Schweitzer Institute Quinnipiac is home to the Albert Schweitzer Institute, one of the world’s foremost nonprofit organizations committed to engendering health, humanitarian, and peace efforts. Students may choose to volunteer their time to the institute’s programs and in the process gain invaluable professional and life experience. Law students, affiliated with the International Human Rights Society, and the Schweitzer Institute work together to organize annual service trips and legal conferences in Nicaragua and Guatemala. ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM Full-time faculty members work directly with students to help develop the writing, critical analysis, effective outlining, and exam skills essential for law school and career success.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Concentration PROGRAMS Quinnipiac Law offers concentrations in six dynamic areas of the law, with course selections designed to develop specialized expertise. Concentration programs immerse students in a particular practice area of the law, building knowledge and experience and demonstrating to employers that you are ready to step into practice.


Civil Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Criminal Law & Advocacy

Family Law Health Law Intellectual Property Tax law

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Criminal law and advocacy With a firm grounding in theory and procedure, this concentration provides students with a working knowledge of both substantive criminal law, from basic crimes to more complex federal white collar crimes, and criminal procedure, including the constitutional limitations on the practices of police, prosecutors, and courts. This concentration offers important practical experience as well: clinics, externships, and courtroom simulations, including moot court and mock trial. ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

• Criminal Law Society • Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams*

For students interested in careers as civil litigators, this concentration develops the background and skills for a successful litigation practice. Students master the rules of


evidence and procedure and develop proficiency in pre-trial,

Students in this concentration develop understanding of a wide range of family-related

trial, and alternative dispute resolution skills: putting cases

law and lawyering skills with a strong dispute resolution component, as litigation often

together, examining witnesses, conducting oral arguments,

is not the most effective solution for families and children. Students may expand their

negotiating settlements, and representing clients in mediation

perspective to learn about child development, family dynamics and the changing roles of

and arbitration.

families, parenting concerns, and same-sex marriage issues.



• Center on Dispute Resolution • Quinnipiac/Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop • Student-run Society for Dispute Resolution* • 40-hour mediation certificate training program

• Family and Juvenile Law Society • Guardian Ad Litem (“GAL”) training program • Center on Dispute Resolution • Quinnipiac/Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop

• Moot Court and Mock Trial teams*

• Student-run Society for Dispute Resolution*

*See Competition Teams on page 29

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Intellectual property

Students in this rigorous concentration develop an extensive understanding

This concentration offers students a strong foundation in trademark, copyright,

of the growing role of the law in the ever-changing health care landscape.

trade secrets, and patent law as well as in entertainment and sports law, computer and

From managed care, medical malpractice, licensing, and food and drug law,

Internet law, franchise law, and more. Connecticut’s extensive base of biomedical

to contract development and regulatory compliance, the health law field is

research and pharmaceutical businesses provides a rich climate for students.

fast-moving and full of career opportunities. The opening of Quinnipiac’s new medical school will provide opportunities for collaborative study.


• Intellectual Property Law Society • Sports and Entertainment Law Society


•O pportunities to collaborate with new School of Medicine

• JD/MBA in Health Care Management • Health Care Compliance Certificate • Health Law Journal • Center for Health Law & Policy • Health Care Law Speakers Series

TAX LAW This concentration offers an extensive complement of tax and tax-related courses to prepare students for careers in law firms, government, accounting firms, and other organizations. Students study the structure of business organizations and develop an understanding of advanced business transactions. The law school’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, the oldest continuously operating tax clinic in the country, provides students experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and other federal courts.

Building on Our Vision Our new location provides easy access to 1-91 and the Merritt/ Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) along the Hartford-New Haven corridor, and train stations connecting to New York and Boston, which makes a world of difference, whether you are heading off to an externship or clerkship or you are a part-time student balancing work and study.

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• Tax Law Society • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Competition Teams Mock Trial Society, Moot Court Society, Society for Dispute Resolution

A Winning Year—A Winning Tradition Quinnipiac’s competition teams set a new standard in 2012-2013, with team and

Quinnipiac’s stellar competition teams represent the law school in rigorous and

individual honors in regional and national contests. The outlook for the coming

spirited competitions with law students from around the country in regional and

year is exciting, as the teams prepare to continue the winning tradition and

national contests. Participation is an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen

strengthen their reputation as top-notch competitors.

crucial skills, develop expertise, and see what it is like to work alongside — and

ABA Criminal Justice Advocacy Competition Regional Champions; Best Overall Advocate

ABA Labor and Employment Trial Advocacy Competition Second Place Nationally

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition New York Regional Finalist/Advanced to Nationals; Second Best Overall Advocate

Albert R. Mugel National Moot Court Competition – Tax Second Place

ABA Negotiation Competition Regional Champions/Advanced to National Semifinals

Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition Regional Champions; Best Overall Advocate

opposite — well-prepared and energetic advocates. You will grow and test yourself in ways that clearly build practice-ready skills and composure. Mock Trial Society Gain invaluable courtroom education in presenting a case. From opening statements to closing arguments, you will develop comprehensive understanding of trial advocacy.

ABA Mediation Competition Second Place: Regionals

Moot Court Society Build the skills needed for effective appellate advocacy. Students conduct legal research, draft appellate briefs, and deliver oral arguments. Society for Dispute Resolution Develop mastery in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and put your skills to the test in competitions involving negotiation, client counseling, and representation in mediation. This society is open to all students, including 1Ls, so you can gain valuable experience right from the start.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Clinics and Externships Prepared and practice ready In Quinnipiac’s extensive range of 15 clinics and externships, students sharpen their skills while experiencing firsthand the impact of the law and lawyers on real people. Every student has the opportunity to participate in at least one of these programs, and a number of students participate in more than one. The experience can be truly formative: many graduates emphasize that the clinics and externships were essential to their success, helping them to emerge from law school practice ready.

Clinics • Civil Justice: • constitutional law • education law • Employment law • family law

• health law • policy advocacy • prisoner re-entry

• Tax • Defense Appellate • Prosecution Appellate • Advanced Clinic • Evening Clinic

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Defense Appellate Clinic The Clinics Clinics provide access to justice for area residents who would otherwise go without. Clinic students have the opportunity to perform a broad range of legal tasks, including interviewing and counseling clients, gathering and

Under the supervision of an attorney with the Chief Public Defender’s Office, students representing indigent criminal defendants appealing their convictions conduct interviews and research, analyze trial records, prepare briefs, and argue appeals before the Connecticut Appellate or Supreme Court.

analyzing evidence, performing legal research, preparing legal memoranda and briefs, negotiating, and arguing on behalf of clients before judges and

Prosecution Appellate Clinic

other adjudicators.

Students present the State’s position in criminal appeals at the Connecticut Appellate or Supreme Court, under the supervision of an attorney with the State’s Attorney Appellate Bureau.

Civil Justice Clinic Students represent clients in state and federal courts and before administrative

Evening Clinic

agencies, and engage in legislative advocacy, with caseloads similar to a general

Evening students have the opportunity to work with clients of the Civil and Tax

practice law firm, including special education, unemployment, child support,

Clinics in a program offered when there is sufficient student demand.

and wage and hour matters as well as non-litigation matters. Tax Clinic The Tax Clinic is the country’s oldest continuously running tax clinic. Students

Building on Our Vision

represent low- and moderate-income individuals in administrative and court

Our legal clinic space will be significantly expanded in our new facility, and that is great news for our students and the communities they serve. Forty percent more clinic space means greater opportunities for the practice-ready training, real-world problem solving, and direct client contact that clinic experience provides.

proceedings with the IRS, at the audit, appeals, and collection levels.

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and/or child protection issues. Students represent adults and The Externships

children, both in court and in alternative dispute resolution settings.

The law school’s externship program is built on a dynamic model that emphasizes close, collaborative relationships among students, faculty supervisors, and the more than 300 lawyers, judges, and mediators who serve as field supervisors for Quinnipiac externs. Students analyze and reflect on their field experiences throughout the semester in on-campus

Judicial Externship Students work with state and federal judges at the trial and appellate levels in courthouses throughout the state, and sometimes beyond. Participants become familiar with Connecticut’s state and federal procedural and evidentiary rules as

seminar classes and tutorials.

they develop research, writing, and oral communication skills. Corporate Counsel Externship Students work with in-house counsel at area corporations. Students are paired with attorneys who provide general representation to their corporate clients or specialize in particular areas of corporate law: employment and disabilities, public utilities, tax


and securities, environmental, franchising, and leasing and zoning, among others.

• Corporate Counsel

Criminal Justice Externship

• Criminal Justice

In this program, students work with prosecutors and public defenders in the state

• Family and Juvenile Law

and federal criminal justice systems, interviewing clients and witnesses, participating

• Judicial

in trial strategy sessions, conducting plea negotiations, and appearing in court. They may also work with attorneys specializing in particular areas, such as environmental

• Legal Services

crimes, computer crimes, gang-related crimes, juvenile offenses, or capital crimes.

• Legislative • Mediation

Family and Juvenile Law Externship Students work in legal service agencies and private law offices that serve low- and middle-income individuals on cases that involve divorce, custody, domestic violence,

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• Public Interest

Legal Services Externship Students work in legal services offices that provide vital legal assistance to low-income individuals. Their caseloads normally include a mix of housing, access to benefits, and employment matters. Legislative Externship This program allows students who gravitate toward politics to work with legislative- and executive-branch lawyers at the State Capitol, learning how public policy takes shape in the legislative process. Mediation Externship Students work with both lawyer- and non-lawyer mediators, helping parties in conflict reach their own decisions and resolutions. They work in court-based, private, and community

Desmond ryan ’13 Florence, MA Law Clerk, Connecticut Supreme Court

"During my three years at Quinnipiac Law, I realized the immense importance of

mediation settings, helping to resolve landlord-tenant, child

legal research and writing. Not only is sound legal writing necessary to succeed in law

custody, victim-offender, and consumer disputes.

school, but it is one of the skills most coveted by employers. Through our externship

Public Interest Externship Students work with lawyers in nonprofit advocacy organizations, state agencies, and other public interest practice settings, as well as in private firms that make significant pro bono commitments. Students explore a range of substantive

program, I had the opportunity to extern for a federal judge, where I was able to research cases and draft numerous opinions. Additionally, the Judicial Bootcamp class allowed me to work personally with faculty members who previously clerked for Federal Court of Appeals Judges, and United States Supreme Court Justices. These learning experiences were invaluable, and I will continue to draw on the lessons learned throughout my legal career."

interests, including environmental, disabilities, health, labor, education, and constitutional law. page 33


QUINNIPIAC University School of law

The Quinnipiac

community A culture of collaboration

A spirit of collaboration permeates the campus at Quinnipiac. Driven by a common sense of purpose and a palpable excitement about the law, there is a unique culture of mutual respect and support among students and faculty alike. Personal connections The accessibility and helpfulness of the faculty and staff, the relatively small size of the student body, and a dynamic roster of over 30 student organizations tie our campus together like few others. These connections also extend beyond campus through strong and vital links with our alumni and the region’s legal community.

Arunan Arulampalam ’14 Glastonbury, CT Student Bar Association (SBA) President

"The unique atmosphere of Quinnipiac Law is a reflection of our truly active and diverse student body. The innovative nature and collaborative disposition of our students have led to a constantly growing number of clubs, activities, and traditions at Quinnipiac. From Moot Court competitions in Chicago to service projects in Nicaragua and our study abroad program in Ireland, our small school has been moving towards a more global footprint. At the same time, our over 30 clubs and organizations enrich our oncampus community both intellectually and socially, and allow us opportunities to get involved in our neighborhood locally."

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student organizations • ACLU - QU • American Constitution Society

• Labor & Employment Law Society

• Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

• Latino/a Law Student Association

• Association for Non-Traditional Students

• Military Law Society

• Black Law Students Association

• Mock Trial Society

• Business and Securities Law Organization

• Moot Court Society

• Christian Legal Society

• Phi Alpha Delta

• Community Oriented Programming and Education (COPE)

• Phi Delta Phi

• Criminal Law Society • Environmental Law Society

• Quinnipiac Second Amendment Club

• Family & Juvenile Law Society

• Society for Dispute Resolution


• Federalist Society

• Sports and Entertainment Law Society

"I enjoy a good relationship with past and current students. After

• Health Law Society

• OutLaws (LGBTA)

• Public Interest Law Project

professor of Law

• Intellectual Property Law Society

• Student Bar Association

they have taken classes with me, many work as my research assistants on

• I nternational Human Rights Law Society

• Student Expulsion Advocacy Project

litigation and other matters. Together, we have represented hip hop

• Tax Law Society

executives, senior citizens, abused and neglected children, and various

• Women’s Law Society

nonprofits. There is no doubt that our graduates are well prepared for the

• Jewish Law Students Association

artists, Native American tribes suing to reclaim ancestral land, corporate

practice of law because of the challenging curriculum, faculty, externships,

Building on Our Vision

The third floor of our new facility could easily be called “the student floor.” With meeting rooms, offices for student organizations and law journals, and informal gathering spaces, the floor will be a hub of student-run groups and initiatives. The indoor/outdoor student lounge featuring a terrace will also prove a great destination when it is time to take a break.

legal clinics, and other opportunities that provide them a practical experience while they are students."

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law





for first-time takers



Employment Rate* class of 2012 (127 of 151 graduates employed) in categories listed below

OF 127 Graduates EMPLOYEd** The location of the law school near New York, Boston, Hartford, and New Haven is at the heart of one of the largest concentrations of private law firms, corporate headquarters, and financial institutions in the country. Quinnipiac's career development initiatives, extensive externship program, and tight network of alumni create many opportunities for









(39% of 127) 44 FULL TIME 5 PART TIME

(50% of 127) 64 FULL TIME






(8% of 127) 10 FULL TIME

Employment by Industry

(3% of 127) 1 FULL TIME 3 PART TIME

class of 2012





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students to tap into this concentrated job market.

Free Supplemental Bar Prep Course Pass Rate in CT



Private Law Firms











Students who took advantage of our supplemental bar prep course achieved the above results. This course is free to all QU Law students. * (99% Response Rate – 150 of 151 graduates. Statistics were compiled in February 2013, nine months after graduation.) page 36 www.quinnipiac.edu/law/career-services

**Comprehensive employment outcomes for the Class of 2012, including all employment categories as defined by the ABA (full-time/part-time/short term/long term) can be found at: employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org.

RECENT GRADUATES The ABA Employment Summary report* separates the employment status of law school graduates into categories. Of the 127 QU Law Class of 2012 graduates who were employed nine months after graduation, 97% work in the following categories: Bar Passage Required, JD Advantage, and Professional Positions. Here is a sampling of some of our recent graduates who are working in these categories.

Bar Passage required Erika Cagney ’10 Associate Day Pitney LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

j.d. advantage

professional positions Leslie Faith Lyte ’12

katie factor ’12

commercial manager – China Region Pratt & Whitney/International Aero Engines

tax consultant Deloitte Tax LLP

Atlanta, Georgia

Glastonbury, Connecticut abigail demusis ’13 ASSOCIATE Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

New York, New York

Gregory Friedrich ’13 Associate Pricewaterhousecoopers

Lisa Farmer ’12 project manager U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

New York, New York Russell Greene ’11 Assistant Public Defender Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office 13th Judicial Circuit

Hartford, Connecticut

Stephen Gillett ’12 project manager ICSA Software

Stratford, Connecticut

Tampa, Florida michael miller ’12 associate Wiggin and Dana LLP

New Haven, Connecticut

SYlvia knox-delamar ’11 Associate director & director of compliance Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc.

Atlanta, Georgia *employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org

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The Office of Career development Provides a broad range of PROGRAMS: Individualized counseling sessions • Meet with experienced career counselors in a one-on-one setting • Develop and sharpen the content of your resume and cover letters • Receive assistance in targeting legal opportunities related to your specific interests and goals

Legal Career Information Forums and Networking Receptions

Career Development

• Hear practicing attorneys speak informally about their specialties • Ask questions and network in a casual setting

Think of it as a partnership. You approach your law school career with energy and focus. We provide industry knowledge that helps you grow your career and resources to get your job search off to a great start and keep you on track. How are we putting these promises into practice?

Mock interview sessions • Practice your interview techniques with faculty and local attorneys • Receive detailed, personalized feedback and tips for improvement

• Expanded career services commitment through expanded leadership. We are keeping jobs for our graduates sharply in focus by creating a new job of our own: Associate Dean of Professional and Career Development (formerly part of Student and Career Services), a top leadership position entirely dedicated to our students’ job search success.

On-campus Interviews (OCI)

• Vigorous outreach to identify job opportunities and networking contacts for our students and graduates.

• Find in-depth career related documents and information

• Dynamic connection with our alumni working in the field, bringing together Quinnipiac Law graduates with students and new alumni. • Programs that build practice-ready skills and experiences that employers demand, like our clinics, externships, and competition teams. • Career success one student at a time: experienced advisors, small groups, and workshops all focused on serious career development.

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• Interview with firms and organizations on campus • Learn about the work environment and culture of specific organizations

Online Career Resource – QULaw Career Connections • View extensive job listings in many sectors of the nonprofit and for-profit world

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment • Learn about your unique personality traits • Receive counseling feedback to help you apply this knowledge to your personal career goals

Erandi Lopez-Salas ’09 Tax Consultant Deloitte New York, NY

"My relationship with the faculty at QU Law led me to where I am today. Professor Ferrari truly inspired me from the first tax law class. She also solidified my decision to intern with Deloitte my second summer. I am very happy I followed her advice, because after graduation I became a tax consultant with Deloitte and now work in their New York office."

Building on Our Vision In our new facility, we put career services front and center and right down the hall. Our Career Development Center will be conveniently located alongside other student-focused spaces on the “student floor.” Complete with interview rooms for meetings with employers, it is designed to be as central to our students’ day-to-day experience as possible.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The two most important criteria for selection are undergraduate scholastic record and LSAT scores.


The Faculty Admissions Committee also considers such factors as advanced degrees, employment experience, extracurricular activities, and writing skills. We welcome applications from students of color, nontraditional students, and all students who add to the diversity of our student body because we believe

Priority application DEADLINE

March 1 (rolling admissions)

that diversity enhances our dynamic learning environment. QU Law operates under a rolling admissions system but has a priority application deadline of March 1 for fall admission and

Candidates for Dean’s and Faculty Fellows awards

apply by February


scholarship consideration. You may apply online at: www.quinnipiac.edu/law/admissions. We attempt to review applicants’ files as soon as they are complete

For more information

and to notify applicants of the Faculty Admissions Committee’s

please call the Office of Admissions,

decision as soon as possible. However, in an attempt to enroll the

Quinnipiac University School of Law

best possible class, many decisions are not finalized for the fall

(800) 462-1944


(203) 582-3400 or email us at


semester until March or April. In addition to the full-time day program that begins each fall, we also offer fall enrollment for students who wish to study on a part-time basis in the evening. The part-time program typically takes four years to complete. Part-time students may transfer into the full-time program after successfully completing two

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semesters, potentially earning the JD degree in three years.

QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Dean’s Fellows

Financial aid and scholarships Financial assistance is available to students through federal

Faculty Fellows

• Full tuition scholarship

• $43,000 scholarship

• $1,500 educational stipend

• $1,500 educational stipend

• Opportunity for work as a

• Opportunity for work as a

faculty research assistant

faculty research assistant

• Networking opportunities with

• Networking opportunities with

Dean’s Council members

Dean’s Council members

• “Breakfast with the Dean”

once per semester

• “Breakfast with the Dean” once per semester

and private loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. Approximately 84 percent of enrolling students receive funding through these sources. Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is $46,260 for full-time students and approximately $32,400 for part-time students, based on an average of 10 credits per semester at $1,620 per credit hour. Students incur additional expenses for housing, food, transportation, and books.

More Information For more detailed information on financial assistance, please visit our website at www.quinnipiac.edu/law/financial-aid, or contact the Office of Financial Aid, Quinnipiac University School of Law at (203) 582-3405, or email us at lawfinaid@quinnipiac.edu. We will work with you to help you obtain funding for your education, and we are available to guide you through the financial aid application policies and procedures necessary to apply for scholarships, grants, federal and private student loans,

IN fall 2013, $5.2 million in institutional funds were awarded as merit grants and scholarships. page 42 www.quinnipiac.edu/law/financial-aid

and federal work-study. In addition, we can help you with personal budgeting, debt management, and student loan repayment options.

Scholarships Quinnipiac University School of Law Merit Scholarships Application deadline: March 1 All applicants who are offered admission receive automatic merit scholarship consideration. Students whose admission qualifications demonstrate a potential for superior academic performance in law school will receive an award letter from the Office of Admissions outlining the amount of the award and the criteria needed to maintain the merit scholarship or grant. Traditionally, scholarships range from $10,000 to $40,000 per year and are renewed at one hundred percent annually if the student's class rank at the law school is in the top half.

Distinguished Scholar Awards/ Diversity Based Awards Application deadline: March 1 The Distinguished Scholar awards range from $10,000 to $40,000 per year and are awarded on the merits of the applicant’s

Dean’s Fellows/faculty fellows Scholarships

entire admission application, with emphasis on undergraduate

Application deadline: February 1

academic record, personal statement, LSAT score, and potential

The Dean’s Fellows and Faculty Fellows awards recognize appli-

to contribute to diversity on campus. In awarding the scholarships,

cants who possess a record of extraordinary scholarly achievement

Quinnipiac University School of Law will engage in a highly

and leadership; have a demonstrated commitment to community

individualized, holistic review of each applicant’s file, giving

through volunteerism, public service, or civic activities; and show

serious consideration to all the ways an applicant might contribute

strong potential to be leaders both during and after law school.

to a diverse law school community. Scholarships are renewable

These awards may be renewed annually if the student’s class rank

each year if the recipient is in good academic standing. Candidates

at the law school is in the top seventy-five percent. Please see the

should address in their personal statement or in a separate

website and application for details.

addendum how they would contribute to campus diversity.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

The Campuses of quinnipiac university

Three settings, one university Our scenic new location in North Haven, Connecticut, is just 15 minutes from New Haven, 90 minutes from New York City, and two hours from Boston – placing us at the nexus of Connecticut state government and one of the Northeast’s most dynamic corporate, financial, and health care corridors.

State-of-the-art facilities Vast Resources Quality of Life

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north haven campus Quinnipiac's 104-acre North Haven Campus is home to the School of Health Sciences, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the School of Education. The campus is also home to the Master of Social Work program and next fall will house most of the University's graduate programs, including the School of Law. mount carmel campus The University's Mount Carmel Campus, resting in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain in Hamden, is an architectural gallery of modern brick buildings and sweeping lawns, with a soaring clock tower above the library. york hill campus The York Hill Campus, located 1/2 mile from the Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, is home to the Rocky Top Student Center and the TD Bank Sports Center where our Division 1 hockey and basketball teams play.

on-campus resources & facilities From entertainment and dining to health and wellness, Quinnipiac University has incredible resources and facilities available to all students on campus. Below is a quick overview of University resources that will be useful to you as a law student. Dining Halls, Bookstores & University Student Center The North Haven Campus features a full-service dining hall, to-go snacks and coffee, and a bookstore with convenience items and apparel. On Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus, the newly renovated Carl Hansen Student Center houses a bank, post office, bookstore, and an array of dining options in CafÊQ. Athletic & Recreation Center There are two fitness centers available to Quinnipiac Law students: one on the main campus and a brand new facility at the York Hill Campus, just minutes away. The facilities are fantastic and free of charge for students. The facilities include an indoor track, tennis courts, fitness equipment, and various classes. The North Haven campus is slated to have its own fitness center as well. Health & Wellness Center Nurses staff the Health and Wellness Center 24/7, with a physician available 30 hours per week. Services include: acute and routine medical care; diagnostic procedures; referral services to area health providers; health profile maintenance and allergy injections.

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QUINNIPIAC University School of law

Plenty of Good Eats North haven

the greater

New Haven area

Close to the North Haven Campus, students have a variety of food options: • • • • • • • •

Dusitra Thai Cuisine Leon's Liuzzi Gourmet Food Market Ludal Ristorante Rustic Oak Sushi Palace Taste Restaurant & Lounge The Breakfast Nook

New Haven

Founded in 1638, New Haven blends the cosmopolitan elements of a big city with the comforts and charm of a small town. A hub for the legal, financial, and health care industries, the city draws a diverse mix of scholars, thinkers, and professionals with its economic opportunities and urban lifestyle. New Haven offers residents and visitors something for

New Haven is a food-lover’s paradise, the home of hearth-baked pizza and restaurants that offer virtually every kind of cuisine at every price level. Here’s a brief sample of what’s available: • Adriana’s Restaurant & Wine Bar • Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant • Atticus Book Store Café • Christopher Martin’s Restaurant & Pub • Claire’s Corner Copia (vegetarian) • Frank Pepe Pizzeria • India Palace Restaurant • Portofino's Restaurant & Bar • Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar • Sally’s Apizza • Soul de Cuba Café • Viva Zapata • Zinc

every taste – from vibrant theater and art museums to an impressive variety of world cuisines and intelligent nightlife, with concerts, late-night art galleries, and midnight movies. The surrounding area offers even more to explore, with warm communities known for their lively fairs and festivals, beautiful hiking and biking trails, and shoreline towns where you can get out on the water or simply enjoy the view.

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Hamden Although the law school is moving to North Haven, Hamden restaurants and attractions are only 15 minutes away: • • • • • • • • • •

Aunt Chilada’s Eli’s on Whitney Kumo Japanese Restaurant Playwright Irish Pub Ristorante Luce Sakura Garden Sono Bana Japanese Restaurant The Side Street Grille Tonino’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Wentworth’s Homemade Ice Cream

it's showtime

Explore the Collections

Shopping Around

Concerts and Theater Toyota Oakdale Theater is only a few minutes

Museums and Galleries

from campus in Wallingford. It features worldclass musical groups, ranging from Sting to country and rock stars, and hosts touring Broadway companies.

Quinnipiac’s Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum is the world’s largest collection of art and sculpture relating to the catastrophe that devastated Ireland from 1845-52. (Hamden)

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets at Westbrook. Two outlet malls, at exits 63 and 65 respectively, off I-95, about 30 minutes from campus.

The Long Wharf Theatre, off I-95 just south of New Haven, stages professional theater productions, some as a “try-out” for Broadway, plus Quinnipiac’s own theater productions. The Shubert Theater in downtown New Haven presents concerts, dance companies, and the best of Broadway touring companies. Halfprice student rush tickets are available prior to performances. Woolsey Hall on the Yale campus in New Haven is home to the New Haven Symphony with a broad selection of classical music.

Casinos and Concerts Both the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos offer entertainment options that include concerts, restaurants, shopping, museums, hotels, and spas.

Outlet Shopping

North Haven

The Yale University Art Gallery is among the world’s finest university art museums, with a 200,000-object collection dating from ancient Egypt. Called a “must-see” by The New York Times. (New Haven)

Just off exit 9 on I-91, the North Haven malls include Barnes and Noble, Staples, Target, DSW, Sports Authority, Panera Bread, BJ’s, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster.

The Yale University Center for British Art houses the most extensive collection of British paintings, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts outside the United Kingdom. (New Haven)

New Haven

parks, trails, beaches, and mountains

It’s worth a trip to downtown New Haven to see the many smaller stores, boutiques, and gift shops on Chapel and College streets.

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail is just a short distance away. This trail runs 20 miles from New Haven to Hamden to Cheshire through woods, streams, and meadows. The trail is wide and paved, so it is perfect for runners, hikers, bikers, and skaters.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History has Jurassic-era fossils, huge iron meteors and exhibits on Native American and Mesoamerican cultures. (New Haven)


Sleeping Giant Mountain, situated in Sleeping Giant State Park, has 1,700 acres of trails for both beginners and the adventuresome. (Hamden)

The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library looks like the world’s largest Rubik’s cube and contains extremely rare old books and manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible. (New Haven)

Several outdoor malls are located on Dixwell Avenue. The shopping centers feature such popular stores as Old Navy, Bob’s, Pier 1, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Walmart, and a wide variety of smaller shops, plus Stop & Shop, ShopRite, and several restaurants.

The Great outdoors

Lighthouse Point Park is located less than 20 minutes from campus, as are a number of beautiful beaches. In addition to the water, Lighthouse Point Park offers a carousel from the 1920s, the splash pad, and picnic areas. (New Haven) Hammonasset Beach State Park offers two miles of beach fronting Long Island Sound with a boardwalk, a nature center, concessions, picnic areas, and a campground. (Madison) West Haven beaches and shoreline includes Bradley Point Beach and Sandy Point Beach.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has Old Master paintings, an extensive French and American Impressionists collection, and early American furniture. (Hartford)

Lyman Orchards is a local favorite for enjoying New England activities such as pick-your-own apples and a fall corn maze. (Middlefield)

The Pequot Museum and Research Center re-creates the culture and environment of Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans. (Mashantucket)

Bishop’s Orchards is a nearby orchard that also boasts a farm market, winery, and bakery. (Guilford) Mount Southington and Ski Sundown are located in Southington and in New Hartford. These local mountains provide ski enthusiasts with an opportunity to hit the slopes within an hour’s drive.

The New Britain Museum of American Art has an extensive collection from colonial times to 20th century works. (New Britain)

Connecticut Wine Trail: Spend a day or a weekend exploring a set of 24 state-approved wineries situated throughout some of the most picturesque towns in Connecticut.

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Quinnipiac University School of law At a Glance (as of august 20, 2013) Profile: Fall 2013 Entering Class Applications (Total)


First-Year Students Enrolled 85 Male / Female Ratio

Financial Aid

Study Abroad

(page 42)

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15

Trinity College / Dublin, Ireland

Our FAFSA federal school code is E00545

Accreditations American Bar Association

Tuition / 2013-2014

47% / 53%

member of the Association of American Law Schools

Full Time: $46,260 / Part Time*: $32,400

Students of Color 16%

*based upon 20 credit hours at $1,620 per credit hour

Average Age 25


Undergraduate Majors Represented 35


Undergraduate Institutions 64

• Civil Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

States Represented 15

(page 26) • Health Law

Academic Statistics GPA (25th / 75th percentiles)

3.05 / 3.58

LSAT (25th / 75th percentiles)

151 / 157


3.33 / 154

Career Development


(page 32)


Alumni located in

49 states

• Legislative

Employment Rate (Class ’12)


• Criminal Justice

• Mediation

(127 of 151 graduates employed- nine months after graduation)

• Family & Juvenile Law

• Public Interest

of the class of '12 graduates employed

• Judicial

• Field Placement II


• constitutional law • education law • Employment law • family law • health law • policy advocacy • prisoner re-entry

Rolling admissions / March 1 priority deadline Day Division (full-time) Evening Division (part-time) Fall semester start

Merit Scholarships


% in job

bar passage is required


64 / 0


JD is an advantage


44 / 5



other professional jobs


10 / 0


• Defense Appellate clinic

non-professional jobs




• Prosecution Appellate Clinic

EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY private law firms: 47% Judicial clerkships: 9% Business & Industry: 23% public interest law: 1% Government: 19% ACADEMIC: 1%

Range from $10,000 – Full Tuition February 1 Application Deadline for Dean’s Fellows (Full Tuition)

• ADVANCED CLINIC • Evening Clinic

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Joint Degree / OTHER Programs JD/MBA Health law LLM Health care compliance certificate

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(127 of 151*):

# in job

(page 30)

• Civil Justice Clinic:

(page 40)

(page 36)

2012 ct July Bar Passage Rate for first-time takers 90%

• Corporate Counsel

• Legal Services Total JD Students Enrolled 332 Student / Faculty ratio 12:1

Law Review / Health Law Journal / Probate Law Journal

• Intellectual Property • Tax • Family Law • Criminal Law & Advocacy


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*Comprehensive employment outcomes for the Class of 2012, including all employment categories as defined by the ABA (full-time/part-time/short term/ long term) can be found at: employmentsummary.abaquestionnaire.org. Quinnipiac University School of Law supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, handicap, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.



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