Jennifer Gerarda Brown, Law
Jennifer Gerarda Brown, JD
Dean, School of Law
Dean Jennifer Gerarda Brown earned her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1982 and her juris doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985.
Brown has taught at some of the most prestigious law schools in the country, including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Emory and The University of Illinois. She joined the Quinnipiac School of Law faculty in 1994 and became a full professor in 1996. In 1997, she was named director of Quinnipiac’s Center on Dispute Resolution and served in that position until being named dean of the law school in 2013.
Brown is co-author of the book, “Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights,” and has contributed to numerous publications on the topics of marriage equality and the theory and practice of negotiation. She previously served as secretary on the board of directors for Freedom to Marry, the former national bipartisan nonprofit dedicated to winning marriage rights for same-gender couples in the United States.