Visiting Scholar


Sara C. Bronin is the Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School, specializing in property, land use, historic preservation, and sustainability law. Her scholarly research includes several books and over a dozen articles. She has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and she is the lead author of the Land Use volume of the forthcoming Fourth Restatement of Property. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as faculty director for the Law School’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law. At UConn, she is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Public Policy, the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative (where she serves on the Advisory Committee), and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering.

Outside the classroom, she serves as an Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a board member of Latinos for Heritage Conservation, and a board member of the Sustainable Development Code. Professor Bronin has chaired Preservation Connecticut and served as vice chair of Hartford’s Historic Properties Commission. As chair of Hartford’s Planning and Zoning Commission, she led a national-award-winning zoning code overhaul, and she has served as lead author of the city’s housing code, climate action plan, subdivision and inland wetlands regulations, and comprehensive plan. She was educated at Yale Law School (Truman Scholar), Oxford (Rhodes Scholar), and the University of Texas.