Student Life

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.

Campus

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Study space

Students can study, research and connect with their peers in the many different rooms and spaces in the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library.

The uncommon power of a common campus

The School of Law is strategically situated with other graduate programs on an integrated campus, creating an exceptional environment for advanced professional study and daily opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.

Our location brings law students together in the same facility — with medical and nursing students, as well as students preparing to be physical therapists, occupational therapists, diagnosticians, radiologists, teachers and social workers. Students study, dine and grow together. It’s an advantage found at few other law schools in the country.

2016 1L Class Profile

Quinnipiac University School of Law student Maria Morse moderates the domestic panel with attorneys Vin Merola JD '07, Jessica Butcaris JD '12, and Stephanie Egensteiner JD '10, from left, during the School of Law's International Law Symposium Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, on the University's North Haven campus.

Leading the conversation

Through our student organizations, you’ll have the opportunity to practice what you are learning in the classroom. For example, Maria Morse, JD ’16, helped organize and moderate a symposium that provided a unique perspective on the field of international law. The symposium included alumni practicing in countries such as South Korea, China and Switzerland.

Organizations

Where small size meets big 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 will give you opportunities to extend your classroom learning and 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
  • Animal Law Society
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APLSA)
  • Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
  • Business and Employment Law Students Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Environmental Law Society
  • Family and Juvenile Law Society
  • Federalist Society
  • Health Law Society
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • International Human Rights Law Society
  • Italian American Law Students Association
  • 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)
  • QULaw Softball
  • Quinnipiac Health Law Journal
  • Quinnipiac Law Review
  • Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal
  • Society for Dispute Resolution (SDR)
  • Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Student Bar Association (SBA)
  • Tax Law Society
  • Women’s Law Society

In the Area

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.

Students on one of the North Haven Campus' patios

Center of it all

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

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