Assistant Professor in Residence, Business Law
J.D., Suffolk University, Magna Cum Laude
B.S., University of Connecticut, Magna Cum Laude
Areas of Expertise:
Popular Culture Representations of the Legal Profession and Legal System; Business Civil Liability, Court Systems, Civil Justice System, Commercial law; Courses taught - BLAW 3175: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; BLAW 3277: Commercial Law: Legal and Ethical Aspects: INTD 1784 Honors Seminar: Law and Lawyers in Song and Story; BLAW 4891: Field Study - Judicial Internship
Professor DeAngelis represented clients in the civil justice systems of the state and Federal courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire for 19 years. His great desire to contribute to the communities that nourished him brings Attorney DeAngelis back to UConn where he takes great pride in guiding students along the paths that he once traversed thirty years ago.
Professor DeAngelis has an interest in the issues surrounding undergraduate legal education involving moving undergraduates beyond popular culture's images of law, the legal profession and the legal system. In exploring these images, Professor DeAngelis has developed an expertise in creating, choosing and using selected media in the classroom to develop healthy debate and understanding of legal issues and principles. He has used popular music in class and has composed several songs for use by his students to study and recall legal principles. He shares many of these classroom resources with interested colleagues at his highly regarded "Legal Studies Classroom" blog site.
His longstanding interest in the ongoing public policy debates regarding the proper role of the civil justice system in the regulation of business conduct has led Professor DeAngelis to present academic papers exploring the impact of "Tort Reform" proposals on societal interests. His article, "Social Impact of Tort Reform" won the "Best paper Award" at the 2004 conference of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Attorney DeAngelis is married to Mary Ellen (Meg) Galante-DeAngelis, a member of the faculty in the Department of Family Studies. They have five children and a delightful grandchild.