Karen DeMeola

Karen DeMeola

Assistant Dean for Finance, Administration, and Enrollment
UCONN School of Law

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Karen DeMeola is the Assistant Dean for Finance, and Administration, at the UConn School of Law and a past president of the Connecticut Bar Association. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from UConn and her JD from UConn Law. After graduation from law school, Karen was a civil rights litigator whose practice focused primarily on employment discrimination, police brutality and housing discrimination. Karen teaches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession at UConn Law She provides training for institutions of higher education, law firms, and other businesses on implicit bias, intersectionality, inclusive leadership, and diversity and inclusion more broadly.  

Karen is on the board of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Foundation, Connecticut Legal Rights Project, and Connecticut Women's Legal and Education Fund. She was the recipient of the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association Medal of Excellence; the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award; the CWEALF Maria Miller Stewart Award; the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Constance Baker Motley Award for Business and Law.

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