Best Law Schools in Connecticut

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The TopSchoolsintheUSA.com has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in Connecticut that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in Connecticut are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in Connecticut.

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Best Law Schools in Connecticut

National Ranking Best Law Programs
1 Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Acceptance rate: 7.9%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 170-177
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.83-3.96
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $52,525 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 638
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 91.8%Yale University School of Law
63 University of Connecticut (Hartford, CT)
Acceptance rate: 34.7%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 157-163
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.21-3.64
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $22,052 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $45,548 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 461
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 81.1%University of Connecticut School of Law
117 Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
Acceptance rate: 47.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 154-158
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.09-3.54
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $45,050 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 356
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 87.6%Quinnipiac University School of Law

Connecticut History

In 1643, the colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, New Haven, and Plymouth united to form the New England Confederation.

In 1644, the settlements of the Saybrook colony became part of the Connecticut colony. In 1662, the colonists received from the King of England Charles II the Charter of Connecticut, confirming the status of an independent colony and the right to self-government, stipulated in the Basic Charter. In 1665, the New Haven Colony joined Connecticut.

In the seventies of the XVII century, relations between the Indians and the colonists of New England again escalated. Between 1675 and 1678, the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine fought military operations known as the “First Indian War” or “King Philip’s War”. The European colonists won a landslide victory in this war, and the Indians almost completely lost any influence in New England, including Connecticut.

In 1686, King James II attempted to unite all of the English colonies in America by creating the Dominion of New England. Edmund Andros was appointed governor of the dominion, declaring the invalidity of Connecticut’s right to self-government. The government of the colony ignored Andros’s demands, but at the end of October 1687 he arrived in Hartford with troops and announced that Connecticut was deprived of its independence. According to legend, Andros demanded to give him the Charter of Connecticut, but when the document was brought into the room, all the candles in it suddenly went out. When the light was turned on again, the Charter was gone. It is believed that the colonists hid the Charter in the hollow of a huge oak, which later received the name “Oak of the Charter” and became one of the symbols of the American Revolution.

Already in 1689, after the revolution in England, Connecticut restored its status as an independent colony.