School of Law


Two worlds

Professor Jen Herbst teaches in both the School of Law and the School of Medicine.

Student-focused scholars

Our law school professors bring distinguished credentials to their work, but it is their dedication to teaching that sets them apart. Individualized mentoring begins even before a student’s first class. A 11:1 student/faculty ratio. Intense after-class discussions. Real-world advising. Special attention given not just to top students but to every student.

Our Programs

With a range of flexible options tailored to students’ individual circumstances, our JD and master’s degree programs offer a solid, broad legal foundation, with a blend of theoretical and practical learning. Our customized approach serves as a bridge between a legal education and a legal career. The Quinnipiac School of Law experience is full-time. Part-time. Your time.

Our Programs

Day and night

Our part-time program allowed Dawud Amin '16 to fight both fire and injustice.

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We hold the bar high on standards

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar serves, through its Council, as the nationally recognized accrediting body for American legal education, providing a fair law school accrediting system that promotes quality legal education.

School and Campus Life

School and Campus Life

Our law students support each other. They join a community that focuses on integrating personal and professional values. They discover that on a campus of this scale they are not a number and they do not get lost, and that small size can directly correspond with big opportunities for becoming leaders.

Like a family

Classmates here share notes, help each other prepare for exams, and study together. "Pretty much the opposite of what I expected at law schools," says Tatiana Fonseca '16 (right).

Inspirational views

Students have access to all three of Quinnipiac's picturesque campuses, offering a respite for collaboration and reflection.

New England is our campus

Law students watch the sun set over the Long Island Sound.

Career Development

Star power

Criminal defense attorney Joseph Tacopina ’91 has represented high-profile clients ranging from professional athlete Alex Rodriguez formerly of the New York Yankees to rappers Sticky Fingaz and Foxy Brown.

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Putting your education to work

Your law degree from Quinnipiac prepares you for a broad range of legal careers. We’re here to help turn your education into opportunities for making a positive impact.

Centers and Resources

Thoughtful design

The School of Law Center is designed to foster collaboration and innovation. The building is thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of today’s law student, with classroom, study, library and social spaces that are both inspirational and practical. And because it is located on the North Haven Campus, our students take advantage of interdisciplinary learning opportunities with students and faculty from other disciplines including medicine, nursing, health sciences, social work and education.

Students in the School of Law library on the North Haven campus. Copyright Notice: Rich Gilligan @Hello Artists photographed in Spring 2016 for the new branding materials and new EDU website. Usage terms are: Marketing Collateral in perpetuity - e.g.-student guides, annual reports, flyers, brochures, public affairs, web/social media
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Seat of power

The modern law school facilities on our North Haven Campus enhance students' educational experiences.

High marks

Two centers of unique academic strength — one in health law, the other in dispute resolution — provide enriched opportunity for students interested in those important fields. More than 30 student organizations (including nationally recognized Moot Court and Mock Trial societies) and three student-edited scholarly journals make a strong case: A legal education here goes beyond the walls of the classroom, and you are an integral part of the curriculum. And this promise from our Office of Student Affairs: When you’re here, our staff will be there — for you.

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"Helping Section 8 clients avoid eviction reminded me why I went to law school in the first place."
Emily Kaas JD '16
Law clerk, Connecticut Appellate Court

Our Work

This is what we represent

The School of Law teaches that everybody deserves a fair shot in the legal system, and the work we do in the community reflects that core principle. You'll have opportunities to serve real clients in our six separate clinics, where you'll interview them, prepare oral arguments, draft documents and appear before judges on their behalf. 

You'll also have a chance to write for our journals in probate and health law, and for the Quinnipiac Law Review, all of which make important contributions to the world of legal scholarship. 

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