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James W. Abrams

Part-Time Faculty

BA, Trinity College; JD, University of Connecticut


MSS 340

Communications Law and Policy - Spring 2018


Media Studies

Mail Drop




Jim Abrams is a Superior Court Judge, currently serving as the Presiding Civil Judge for the New Haven Judicial District. He earned his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UConn Law School and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Trinity College. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was an attorney in private practice. He also served ten years as a State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly and as Corporation Counsel for the City of Meriden. He served as President of the Connecticut Judges Association and is a member of the Board of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).