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About Sara C. Bronin

Sara C. Bronin (formerly Galvan) holds an endowed chair faculty position at UConn Law School. Her scholarly research examines property, land use, historic preservation, green building, and renewable energy law. She has co-authored several books, an influential planning & zoning law treatise, and scholarly articles. She leads the drafting of the land use volume of the Fourth Restatement on Property, as a member of the American Law Institute. Overarching all of her work is a focus on the way the law can enable economically and environmentally sustainable American cities. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as faculty director for the Law School’s Center for Energy and Environmental Law. Outside the classroom, Professor Bronin has served as an expert witness and as a consultant to cities, state agencies, and private firms interested in creating or facilitating places of value. She chairs Preservation Connecticut, and she chairs Hartford's award-winning Planning & Zoning Commission, where she led an award-winning overhaul of the zoning code and spearheaded the drafting of the city's Climate Action Plan. She is also a licensed architect.


Present Faculty Member, University of Connecticut

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65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105


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