Quinnipiac University

School of Law Student Life

Our reputation is built not only on a high standard of excellence, but on being a diverse community of passionate law professionals. Our students come from a variety of states and international locations and include military servicemen and women. They represent multiple ethnicities, races, religions and ages, and each student brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives with them. Inclusive excellence is a value shared by all students, faculty and staff. We view our differences as sources of strength and believe fervently that empathy and cultural competence are hallmarks of effective lawyers.

Become part of a community, not just a class

Our students remain deeply engaged on campus throughout their education. With 3 law journals, approximately 30 student organizations, nationally recognized moot court, mock trial and dispute resolution competition teams and many volunteering opportunities, there is no shortage of ways to get involved.

A community that learns and works together also finds its work-life balance together off campus. There are many advantages to being a short shuttle ride to New Haven, with its diverse music scene, acclaimed theaters, art museums and reputation as an adventurous dining destination. When the outdoors calls and you want to partake in the New England lifestyle, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the nearby shoreline, rent a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard, run or bike along miles of trails, or hike a nearby hill to catch a view of Long Island Sound.

North Haven Campus

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The uncommon power of a common campus

Quinnipiac Law is strategically situated with other graduate programs on an integrated campus, creating an exceptional environment for advanced professional study.

Our beautiful North Haven Campus is intentionally designed 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 both accessible within 2 hours.

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Mentorship Program

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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 summer prior to your first year at 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.

Student Organizations

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 include:

  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Family & Juvenile 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
  • Latinx Law Students Association
  • Military Law Society
  • Mock Trial Society
  • Moot Court Society
  • National Lawyers Guild QU Chapter
  • Outlaws
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Public Interest Law Project
  • QU Law Soccer
  • QU Law Softball
  • Society for Dispute Resolution
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Society
  • Student Bar Association
  • Tax Law Society
  • Trivia Club
  • Women’s Law Society

Global Learning

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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.

Campus Dining

As a law student, you’ll find that rest and free time aren’t always easy to come by. Fortunately, well-balanced and satisfying meals are. The full service dining facility on our North Haven Campus features health-friendly kitchen options, as well as a full deli-bar and grab-and-go choices, including Au Bon Pain soups and savory salads made up of more than your average greens.

Student Services

The Student Services Office is available to help students with many aspects of their law school experience including health and wellness, student organizations and coordinating accommodations in accordance with ADA requirements.

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