Legal scholar Scholar

Timothy Fisher

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican legal scholar
Is Legal scholar
Scholar
From United States of America
Type Academia
Law
Gendermale
Birth12 December 1953
Age67 years
Star signSagittarius
Education
Yale University

Biography

Timothy Fisher (born December 12, 1953) is the dean and a professor of law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Early life and education

Fisher grew up in New Haven, Connecticut; San Francisco; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Hartford, Connecticut. He attended Hartford Public High School and graduated in 1975 from Yale University with a B.A. in economics and in 1978 with a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Legal Career

From 1978 to 2013, Fisher worked in private practice, the last 10 years as a partner at McCarter & English LLP. His legal practice and publications have focused on ethics, alternate dispute resolution, commercial transactions, construction law, family wealth disputes, and municipal law. His pro bono work has involved marriage equality, prison conditions, speedy criminal appeal rights, and strategic relationships of non-profit organizations. From 2010 to 2013, he was president of the Connecticut Bar Foundation.

Academic Career

Fisher began teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at the Quinnipiac University School of Law while he was still in private practice. He became the 17th dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law on July 1, 2013. His selection was considered unconventional, given his background in corporate law.