Overview

Become part of a community, not just a class

From classmates who will become friends for life to administrators and faculty members who go out of their way to get to know you, your years at Quinnipiac will be defined by a sense of community.

Here, you will be surrounded not by competitors but by fellow colleagues who are hard workers from all walks of life, from military veterans to first-generation college students to former arts and engineering majors to evening students with full-time jobs. They will challenge, inspire and support you, and share in your success.

Photograph

Students playing spike ball on the grass in front of the School of Law on the North Haven campus.

A strong community

Students Mike Mancini, left, and Jeremy Fridling play spike ball during the Oktoberfest event for School of Law, School of Medicine and other graduate students on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus.

Photograph

1L Class Profile

Photograph

Students stand in front of a colorful mural.

Seeing signs of hope

Taylor Matook, JD ’19, and Amina Seyal, JD ’19, developed a unique perspective on human migration, refugee policy and global ethics during a two-week experiential learning and immersion trip this summer at the University of Oxford in England and Lesvos, Greece.

Photograph

International Travel and Global Learning

Legal education on the global stage

In the 21st century, there are global implications to almost every area and specialty of law. To be effective, lawyers must develop empathy and cultural competence, while understanding diverse international perspectives.

Thanks to a unique array of programs, organizations and travel opportunities, the Quinnipiac School of Law has made global learning a key part of our students’ legal education.

International Human Rights Law Society: Members have the opportunity to learn about laws impacting human rights in the United States and abroad alongside faculty members and other leading experts in the field. Past activities included experiential learning trips to such countries as Nicaragua and Guatemala, where students stayed with host families and exchanged legal ideas and initiatives with students and faculty from local law schools.

Ireland Summer Program held at Trinity College in Dublin: This is an immersive international study abroad program that allows participants to experience Irish law, history and culture. It mixes classroom learning in such subjects as comparative counterterrorism law with opportunities to gain real-time perspective on Ireland’s justice system. These include trips to the country’s major legal institutions, including Oireachtas Éireann, the Irish Parliament.

Travel opportunities: Law students may travel and attend international conferences at foreign law schools and courts, and critically examine major human rights issues playing out on the world stage. Initiatives include a two-week human rights workshop and immersive learning experience through the University of Oxford in England. On a recent trip to Oxford and then to Lesvos, Greece, students interacted with academics, lawyers, NGO activists, and peers from other nations to gain an on-the-ground view of the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.

Mentorship Program

Invested in you from the start

The Day One Mentoring program is an optional offering that pairs an admitted student with current students and a faculty member — from the moment you send your deposit to Quinnipiac.

Your mentors will offer guidance on everything related to first-year student life. The faculty member remains a trusted resource and mentor throughout the entire law school experience, along with the growing network of supportive connections that surround our students.

This support is a key part of what’s different here — and an important reason our graduates are so well prepared when they enter the job market.

A student speaking with a professor on a couch in the library of the North Haven campus.

A helping hand

Professor Carolyn Kaas talks with Alexandra Arroyo, JD ’18, on the North Haven Campus. Hailing from Texas, Arroyo was concerned about making the transition to life in a new state. Kaas offered her practical help and advice on issues from which classes to take and where to live. It’s just one of the examples of the above-and-beyond attitude that students can expect of faculty here.

In the Area

Students outside on one of the North Haven Campus' patios in the spring.

Center of it all

Our North Haven Campus offers a variety of spots to collaborate — including several outdoor patios.

Location, location, location

Our beautiful North Haven Campus was intentionally designed for graduate students. With cutting-edge resources and facilities, it includes spaces built for collaboration as well as quiet, reflective study. It’s an oasis in one of the most powerful regions of legal and commercial activity in the country.

Throughout the region, you’ll find an array of world-class restaurants, museums and theaters — as well as places for active, indoor and outdoor recreation. Long Island Sound is only a 15-minute drive — and Boston and New York City are just short train rides away.

Learn more about the North Haven Campus