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Legal education meets legal action

Our curriculum is deliberately structured to give you a well-rounded legal education that thoughtfully integrates theory and practice. 

With eight concentrations in disciplines including intellectual property, health law, international law and policy, criminal law and advocacy, our JD program is as varied as the law itself. We offer dual-degrees in business, environmental law and social work, plus a master of laws (LLM) program and a health care compliance certificate. If you know early on that you want to earn your JD, our innovative (3+3) BA/JD or BS/JD program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree and complete law school in six years.

Whatever your primary legal interests may be, we provide numerous opportunities and courses of study for you to start turning legal theory into legal practice. This includes our Civil Justice Clinic, the Center on Dispute Resolution and our Center for Health, Law and Policy – where students put their knowledge to work through a range of practical, hands-on learning.

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Hitting the books

Amina Seyal, JD '19 studies and takes notes in the upper level of the law school library.

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A place for collegial learners

When you enroll at Quinnipiac School of Law, you’ll join a diverse student body, with individuals from various backgrounds and ethnicities. This includes recent college graduates, experienced professionals and parents returning to school after raising their children. 

Our students are hard-working, collaborative and committed to maintaining a learning environment focused on integrating your personal and professional values. Students are often found volunteering, playing sports or stretching their leadership skills through one or more of our student organizations. 


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Professor Bob Farrell meets with a law student between classes in his office.

Another kind of legal counsel

Bob Farrell, professor of law, takes time to advise one of his students between classes. Professors like Farrell believe in an open-door policy, and building personalized relationships with their students.

Student-focused faculty

Our professors are distinguished scholars and experienced practitioners, including judges, public defenders, prosecutors, trial lawyers, corporate attorneys and PhDs. They bring a world of professional experience into the classroom and students benefit from their extensive professional networks.

While passionate scholars in their own right, our faculty members view teaching as their number one priority. Our professors are accessible and will often meet with students one-on-one in between or after classes. A low 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows them to spend more time on your individual needs. Personal mentoring begins even before your first class, and the relationships you build with faculty often continue after graduation and throughout your career.

Meet our faculty


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Natural inspiration

Shannon Haggerty, JD '21 takes a break from the books and dedicates some time for her health at the Farmington Canal Trail.

Student Experience

Harnessing the power of place

In the power corridor between New York City and Boston, our location puts you in the middle of one of the highest concentrations of private law firms, corporate headquarters and financial institutions in the United States. You'll be in the center of an active, intellectually progressive enclave where the future of law and legal practice is being shaped.

With 3 law journals, approximately 30 student organizations and nationally recognized moot court, mock trial and dispute resolution competition teams, our law students get involved, exercise integrity and gain confidence. They volunteer, play intramural sports and participate in an annual spring auction to raise money so fellow students can work in public interest law during the summer.

Our students remain deeply engaged on campus throughout their education — something that feels natural and obvious here, but is not necessarily common among law schools.

Alyssa Ferreone holds up a sign during the auction

Supporting non-profits

Alyssa Ferreone, JD '20, makes a bid during the annual Public Interest Law Project PILP Auction and Fundraiser held on the North Haven Campus. Funds raised subsidize grants for students working in public interest organizations.

Leah Mantei, JD '19, smiles in an amphitheater in Jordan with a Jordanian flag flying behind her.

International conversations

Leah Mantei, JD '19, attended the Laureates and Leaders of Children Summit held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in the Dead Sea. There, Mantei participated in a roundtable discussion with global leaders, including His Royal Highness Prince Ali bin Hussein of the Jordanian Royal family.

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Learning together

First-year Quinnipiac Law students take their professional oath during orientation in August 2018.

JD Part-Time Program

Imagine the possibilities with part-time options

If you are looking to advance your career or take it in a new direction, Quinnipiac Law’s part-time JD program can open the door to many new career possibilities. We will prepare you to serve your clients in any number of fields, including corporate law, private practice, judicial or public interest law. 

The part-time program is designed to be flexible for people who have work commitments or additional responsibilities. Whether you are currently a corporate professional, firefighter, police officer, teacher, paralegal or busy parent, we are here to help you succeed and reimagine your career possibilities.

Part-time program
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Part-time options

John Grasso, JD '20, a fire chief in Massachusetts, completed his JD as a part-time student at the Quinnipiac School of Law.


An exterior view of the School of Law Center in the spring with students entering the building.

Designed for law students

Our state-of-the-art School of Law Center features a 150-seat, two-tiered courtroom (complete with judge's chambers and jury deliberation room), high-tech classrooms and the stunning two-story library.

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Purposefully designed for collaborative learning

Lecture halls alone don’t do a legal education justice. Spanning three floors, Quinnipiac University School of Law offers all the resources you need to train for the legal profession. Our facilities include a 150-seat courtroom featuring a jury deliberation room and judge’s chambers, a fully equipped legal clinic supporting a multitude of practice areas, a dispute resolution suite and a mock trial practice room.

Practicing law successfully requires a team-based approach. The 13 classrooms in the School of Law are sophisticated, modern and designed for collaborative learning. They are complete with digital multimedia capabilities that allow for student-centered learning and access to vital information. Our 18 seminar-style rooms facilitate group work, while the library provides multiple reading areas for quiet study.

View photos of our Ceremonial Courtroom, the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, and various study spaces within the Quinnipiac School of Law Center in the gallery below.

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A shared space

Students study and collaborate in the Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library, where they have access to the latest resources and legal materials.

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Our Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library gives our students the freedom to focus on their work — as well as a common place to connect with their peers.


Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library

Inspiring design and impactful resources

Our Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library features an inspiring 220-foot long, three-story, light-filled atrium and leading-edge research technology. Among its extensive holdings are legal treatises dating back to the 18th century, a comprehensive collection of current journals and access to a full array of electronic databases, including Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw and other web-based services. Our interlibrary loan network makes it possible to obtain materials from libraries around the world. To help you find the information and resources you need, our staff of friendly librarians are always available.

Academic Centers

Going far beyond the walls of the classroom

Two centers of unique academic strength — one in health law, the other in dispute resolution — provide enriched resources for students interested in those important fields.

Our Center on Dispute Resolution is reshaping the way lawyers practice. Led by nationally recognized professors, the center holds mock mediation sessions, allows you to work in the Civil Justice Clinic and gives you the chance to learn from judges, mediators and practicing attorneys. Under their guidance, you'll become creative and compassionate problem-solvers, inside the courtroom and out.

Quinnipiac is one of a small number of universities in America offering both law and medical schools. Through the Center for Health Law and Policy, you'll have opportunities to take health-related courses, write for the Health Law Journal or join the Health Law Society. With these resources, you'll find the focus and preparation to tackle the complex and ethical challenges of a multi-faceted industry.