uconnConnecticut's only public law school, and one of only four in New England, is reaching out to PR firms to burnish its image.

The University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford has released an open RFP for a firm to support the law school's office of communications with regional and national PR planning and counsel.

The UConn School of Law wants a firm to establish relationships with reporters and thought leaders, arrange interviews, pitch story ideas, and develop crisis communication planning.

Firms will be weighed based on law school and national law firm experience, PR and crisis experience, fee structure and references, among other factors.

A one-year pact with two option years is planned.

Proposals are due May 30.

View the RFP (link).