As the little brother to the two more prestigious schools in the connecticut, Quinnipiac University School of Law takes pride in its smaller size and ability to work closely with students. In addition to a robust clinical program, the Hamden, Conn. school places a lot of emphasis on educating students in all aspects of their law school experience.
“We take teaching very seriously,” said Dean Brad Saxton, who pointed out that the school dropped enrollment by 7 percent last year while keeping the same number of faculty. It now has a 12.6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio — the third lowest in the region. “When we talk with students who are graduating, one of the [positives] that we’re hearing constantly is the access and time with faculty.”
A typical first-year class size is 56 students.
Approximately 60 to 85 percent of Quinnipiac University students participate in one externship or clinic, Saxton said. Coupled with strong oversight from the school, the externships provide students with a strong foundation for their career.
In the fall of 2013, the law school will team up with the university’s medical school, allowing students an opportunity to learn more about the booming health law industry.
Published Fall 2012