Quinnipiac University
Elizabeth Latif

Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

Elizabeth A. Latif is an Assistant Professor of Legal Skills. She teaches courses related to legal writing and research, and she supervises a Fellowship as part of the ABA Legal Education Police Practices Consortium. She also serves on the Honor Code Committee.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Latif spent almost two decades practicing law, including as a partner of Day Pitney, an Assistant United States Attorney in New York and Connecticut, and an associate at Ropes & Gray in Boston. She has a record of many successful trials and appeals. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney while he was a United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

Professor Latif has written numerous articles about criminal law and currently serves on the Criminal Justice Act panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is also the editor of the treatise "Connecticut Criminal Procedure."
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  • JD, Boston University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Appellate Practice
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Trial Advocacy


  • Law

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