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Sara Bronin

Faculty Director at UConn Center for Energy and Environmental Law
Endowed Chair in Real Property Law at UConn Law School
J.D. 2006
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Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American author, professor, attorney, and architect.  An endowed chair in real property law at UConn Law School, she also serves as the faculty director for the UConn Center for Energy and Environmental Law.  She has written over a dozen articles and several books, focusing on sustainability, property, land use, historic preservation, and renewable energy law. 

Bronin consults regularly for public and private entities on these issues.  She also serves on the boards of two national organizations, the Sustainable Development Code and Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and she has been named an advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  At the state level, she is currently leading the DesegregateCT coalition.  Previously, she led the nationally-recognized efforts of the City of Hartford to draft and adopt a Climate Action Plan, City Plan, and zoning code overhaul.  She also chaired the city’s Energy Improvement District, Preservation Connecticut, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, and Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative.  

Bronin received bachelor degrees in architecture and Plan II from UT-Austin, an M.Sc. from Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and a law degree from Yale (as a Truman Scholar).