Quinnipiac University
Professor Linda Ross Meyer began teaching at Quinnipiac Law School in 1994, and regularly teaches criminal law, constitutional law, and legal theory, among other subjects.

Before joining the faculty at Quinnipiac, Meyer served as a law clerk for Judge Charles A. Legge (N.D. Cal.), Judge William A. Norris (9th Cir.), and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and she spent her first two years of teaching at Vanderbilt University Law School.

She is the author of The Justice of Mercy (U. Mich Press 2010) and Sentencing in Time (Amherst On-Line 2017), and many articles and book chapters on criminal responsibility, sentencing, and legal theory. Meyer is past President of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities and recipient of the James Boyd White Award. She co-founded the Quinnipiac Prison Project, has taught several college courses at York Correctional, Connecticut's women's prison, and works on prison college education projects and prison reform and reentry initiatives.


  • BA, University of Kansas
  • JD, University of California Berkeley
  • PHD, University of California Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Justice
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Philosophy


  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 162

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications

Law Reviews

Forgiveness and Public Trust

Linda Ross Meyer

27 Fordham Urban L.J. 1515 (2000)

Law Reviews

Unruly Rights

Linda Ross Meyer

22 Cardozo L. Rev. 1 (2000)

Law Reviews

Is Practical Reason Mindless?

Linda Ross Meyer

86 Geo. L. J. 647 (1998)

Law Reviews

When Reasonable Minds Differ

Linda Ross Meyer

71 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1467 (1996)

Law Reviews

Nothing We Say Matters: Teague and New Rules

Linda Ross Meyer

61 U. Chi. L. Rev. 423 (1994)