Dorianne Salmon


Dorianne is graduating from UConn Law Schools’ Juris Doctor Program. Before her career at UConn, she earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical-electrical engineering at the University of Southern California and then worked as an engineer in the medical device industry. Dorianne has been a committed and admirable leader at Law School. Last year, she was one of the two students selected to be on the Dean Search Committee. She has also been the Vice President of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society and was selected as a UConn Law Leadership Fellow. She has been recognized with the Bill & Nancy Trachsel Scholarship and Oliver Ellsworth Scholarship.

Currently, Dorianne is a Student Ambassador for the Law School Admissions Office and President of the UConn Black Law Students Association (BLSA). In her position as President, she dedicates herself to creating opportunities centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion and fostering an anti-racist environment. According to Darcy Kirk (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs), UConn BLSA was named the Small Chapter of the Year this past March “all in large part due to Dorianne’s leadership.”

Dorianne’s other honorable engagements include being the Connecticut Sub-Regional Director of the Northeast Black Law Students Association; working with the George Crawford Black Bar Association; being a mentee in Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity; working on the Connecticut Bar Association IP Section Legislative Committee; and volunteering with Hands on Hartford, Foodshare, and the Urban League of Greater Hartford.


Combining her affinity for science and law, she has worked for two summers at an international law firm, Perkins Coie LLP, focusing on patent law. Dorianne plans to move back to the west coast and continue her work in intellectual property as a Patent Litigation Associate at the headquarters of Perkins Coie LLP.