Quinnipiac University
Jill E. Martin

Professor of Legal Studies

Jill E. Martin is a professor of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University. She served as Chair of the Legal Studies Department for 34 years.

She teaches courses in Civil Procedures, Federal Indian Law, American Constitutional Law, Law for Everyday Life and Introduction to the American Legal System. Through the required Civil Procedures course, she has had the pleasure of teaching every Legal Studies/Law in Society student who has graduated since 1987.

Her scholarship is in the areas of federal Indian law and policy, and citizenship issues. In a recent article, she examined the impact of a 1907 law which took American citizenship away from women who married non-Americans.

She is an active member of the Quinnipiac community, and in 2021 received the Center for Excellence Service to Students Award, and in 2003 received the James Marshall Award. She started the popular Holiday Dinner where faculty, staff and administration serve dinner to undergraduates before the end of the fall semester. She is the faculty liaison to the Women’s Ice Hockey team and was a mentor for students in the ALANA mentoring program. She served on the Quinnipiac Board of Trustees, the Faculty Senate, and many committees. She is known to ask a lot of questions.


  • BA, Keuka College
  • MA, Yale University
  • JD, Union University


  • Justice and Law

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 313

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1


Quinnipiac University

Professor of Legal Studies

Hamden, Connecticut

Present - Present

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