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.

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3 male law students with law professor who is dressed in Candyland attire smile at camera

Having fun while fundraising

Each year Quinnipiac Law hosts an auction to fund grants for students who will work in public interest internships over the summer. Professor Linda Meyer embraces the fun wearing Candyland themed attire, with Geraldo Parrilla, JD ’19, Michael Choiniere, JD ’19 and Jeff Bausch, JD ’19.

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1L Class Profile

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A student in a black dress holds her glasses and speaks in the Grand Courtroom

Leading the conversation

Caitlin Murphy, JD '20, representing the defense during a Quinnipiac Law mock-trial competition in the School of Law Grand Courtroom on the North Haven Campus.

Organizations

One school, infinite opportunity

One of the most extraordinary opportunities you’ll have at Quinnipiac is to get involved on campus. We have more than 30 student-run organizations. Being involved enables you to extend your classroom learning and expand your skill set. You’ll hone your skills in project management, communication, negotiation and leadership — skills that will serve you well throughout your career.

Many of our students compete in the country’s most prestigious competitions, representing our nationally recognized dispute resolution, mock trial and moot court teams. That’s another opportunity to challenge yourself.

Student organizations


  • American Constitution Society
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Family and Juvenile Law Society
  • Film Law Society
  • Federalist Society
  • Health Law Society
  • Hockey Society
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • International Human Rights Law Society
  • Italian American Law Students Association
  • Jewish Law Society
  • Latino Law Student Association (LLSA)
  • Military Law Society
  • Mock Trial Society
  • Moot Court Society
  • OutLaws (LGBTQ and allies)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
  • QU Law Softball
  • Quinnipiac Health Law Journal
  • Quinnipiac Law Review
  • Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
  • Ski Club
  • Society for Dispute Resolution (SDR)
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Student Bar Association (SBA)
  • Tax Law Society
  • Women’s Law Society

Journals


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.