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Fellows

Projects & Symposia


Current Projects

Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

23rd Annual James W. Cooper Fellows Quintin Johnstone Essay Contest

Fellows Roundtable Discussions

Herbert & Nell Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship Program

12th John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium

History of Connecticut Women in the Legal Profession

History of Attorneys of Color Project

Conservatorship in Connecticut Series

Understanding Human Trafficking Series, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Committee on Human Trafficking and Quinnipiac’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project


Symposia/Summits

2022 - "The 10th Anniversary of The Attorneys of Color Symposium: A Celebration of Progress and Perseverance"

2022 - "Queer Families: Past, Present, and Promise"

2021 - 4th Hon. Mark R. Kravitz Symposium, "The Arc of the Rule of Law"

2019 - 11th John A. Speziale ADR Symposium, “Reimagining Dispute Resolution of Family Matters in Connecticut,” co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law

2019 - Opioid Summit, Part 2, co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the Connecticut Bar Association

2018 - Opioid Summit, Part 1, co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the Connecticut Bar Association

2018 - Probate Symposium, “Exploring Unsupervised Probate,” co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal

2018 - Limited Scope Representation and Modest Means Symposium, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2018 - Disabilities, Diversity, and Inclusion Symposium, “Achieving Meaningful Diversity and Inclusion for Lawyers and Law Students with Disabilities,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee

2018 - Trauma-Informed Justice Symposium, co-sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Quinnipiac University School of Law

2017 - 3rd Judge Mark R. Kravitz Symposium, “Should We Praise Litigation?”

2017 - 10th John A. Speziale ADR Symposium, “Finding Solid Ground: Environmental and Land Use Dispute Resolution in CT,” co-sponsored by Quinnipiac School of Law, and Connecticut Bar Association Sections: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Planning and Zoning, and Real Property

2016 - “LGBTQ Youth Issues and the Law,” co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Law Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal

2015 - “The Mentoring of New Lawyers: Challenges, Rewards, and Best Practices”

2015 - 9th John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium, “What are Cures for Conflict in Healthcare?” co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law

2015 - 2nd Judge Mark R. Kravitz Symposium, “Dollars, Sense, and the High Cost of Litigation: Causes, Consequences, and Responses,” co-sponsored by Quinnipiac University School of Law

2014 - “Veterans in Transition: Military Culture, Mental Health, and Readjustment to Civilian Life”

2013 - “Impaired Lawyer,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers-CT

2012 - Judge Mark R. Kravitz Inaugural Symposium, “Exploring the Vanishing Trial Phenomenon”

2012 - “Our History, Our Future: Celebrating Attorneys of Color in Connecticut”

2012 - “Science of Eyewitness Identification” Task Force

2011 - “Judicial Independence: A Crisis or Business as Usual?” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2011 - “Limited Scope Representation,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2010 - “Law & Technology-Flash Forward or Lost: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law, and What's Next?”

2009 - “Bioethics and the Law - Legal and Ethical Issues at the End of Life: Confronting Incapacity and the Emerging Epidemic of Progressive and Chronic Dementias”

2005 - “Future of the Legal Profession,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2004 - “The Expanding Roles of the Judiciary: Boon or Bane to Judicial Independence?” co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Law

2004 - “The Significance of Professionalism for Lawyers,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2003 - “Beginnings of a Law Career”

2002 - “Capital Punishment,” co-sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association

2001 - “Multidisciplinary Practice”

2000 - “Multijurisdictional Practice”

1998 - “Children and the Adversarial System”

1996 - “The Survival of Legal Services for the Poor in Connecticut”


Past Projects

2018 - Oral History of Connecticut Women in the Legal Profession Project and Women Judges Photographic Portrait Project. Reception held June 7, 2018 at Legislative Office Building

2016 - Pro Bono Colloquium

2012 - Pro Bono Initiative and Crime after Crime Screening

2008 - Legal Needs Study of Low-income Households

2007 - Women Judges’ Photographic Portrait Exhibit. Reception held March 5, 2007 at Legislative Office Building

2004 - Juvenile Court and Children with Disabilities Training Session

2003 - Judicial Compensation Study

2002-2003 - Legal Needs Study of Low-income Households

2001 - Russian Rule of Law


Essay Contest Topics

2021-2022 "Throwing Away Our Shot?"

2020-2021 “Imitation or Intimidation”

2019-2020 “Immigration Situation”

2018-2019 “Jumping the Gun – Preventing School Violence”

2017-2018 “Diversity Disagreement?”

2016-2017 “Taking a Knee or Taking a Stand”

2015-2016 “Minors and Medical Decisions”

2014-2015 “Restroom Unrest”

2014-2013 “Food Fight”

2012-2013 “Prescription for Success?”

2011-2012 “Paying for Their Parents’ Mistake? Tuition and the Undocumented Student”

2010-2011 “Is Out of School Out of Bounds?”

2009-2010 “The Trouble with Texting”

2008-2009 “Techno Trouble”

2007-2008 “Mary’s Pot Luck - Students’ First Amendment Rights”

2006-2007 “The Powers of the President in Time of War”

2005-2006 “Confidential Sources and the Rule of Law”

2004-2005 “Civil Liberties Versus Security: A Delicate Balance”

2003-2004 “Under What Circumstances, if any, Should a Minor Face Trial and Sentencing as an Adult?”

2002-2003 “The Right to Die”

2001-2002 “Civil Liberties Versus Security: A Delicate Balance”

2000-2001 “Equal Justice Under the Law: Myth or Reality?”

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