School of Law
The School of Law combines rigorous academics, personalized attention, and a practice-focused curriculum to enable every student to develop the core legal skills that are fundamental to a successful and rewarding legal career. The law school has several legal clinics and numerous externship opportunities through which students acquire client-based legal experience and do pro bono work in the community, supervised by practicing attorneys. Students can further refine their critical problem-solving skills in more than a dozen classroom-based simulation courses.
The School of Law offers full-time, part-time, and flex-time programs leading to the JD degree, as well as joint JD/MBA, JD/MSW, and JD/MELP (Master of Environmental Law and Policy) degrees. Students may also choose to concentrate in one or more of several subject matter areas: Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law and Advocacy, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, and Workplace Law.
The student experience at the School of Law is enhanced through many other activities, including three student-edited scholarly journals – the Law Review, the Health Law Journal, and the Probate Law Journal; intramural and interschool competitions sponsored by the Moot Court Society, the Mock Trial Society, and the Society for Dispute Resolution; and a range of student organizations, including affinity bar organizations such as the Black Law Students Association, the Women’s Law Society, the Latin American Law Association, and Outlaws, our LGBTQA organization. The law school’s International Human Rights Law Society travels to Nicaragua each year and presents a conference in collaboration with a Nicaraguan law school, and a course in International Human Rights and Transitional Justice gives students the opportunity to make presentations at the annual Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
Quinnipiac’s 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Program offers qualified freshmen and sophomores the opportunity to complete both their BA or BS degree and the JD degree in six years instead of seven. Visit the Prelaw section of this Catalog for program details.