The Law School is one of the leading public law schools in the country with a beautiful 21-acre campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Two miles from the center of Hartford, the Law School is located in a neighborhood of large Victorian homes, where many of the students, staff, and faculty live. The Law School is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the University’s main campus in Storrs. Our active Student Bar Association and other student organizations sponsor social events throughout the year, such as film showings, a holiday party in December and a celebration of the Lunar New Year in February.
Even busy LL.M. students find life outside of the classroom and work. Located in historic New England, Hartford is two hours from New York City and Boston, and even less from some of the most renowned beaches, mountains, and quaint scenery in the country.
The Hartford area contains riches out of proportion to its size in cultural, recreational and educational resources. Hartford was home to the legendary author Mark Twain and his home is not far from the Law School. The Wadsworth Athenaeum, the oldest public art museum in the United States, has collections and exhibits of international importance. The Hartford Symphony performs regularly at Bushnell Memorial Hall, as do principal orchestras and ensembles from around the world. The region is especially strong in live theater. The Hartford Stage Company and the Long Wharf Theater and Yale Rep in New Haven are among the most distinguished regional theaters in the United States.