Quinnipiac University
Marilyn J. Ford

Professor of Law

Neil H. Cogan Public Service Chair

Marilyn J. Ward Ford is a law professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where she teaches courses and represents individuals and groups in cases that she considers interesting.

Students have assisted Ford in several cases including representation of a rap artist and member of a hip hop group, representation of a professional athlete, and litigation of a case to prevent clear cutting by an international corporation on ancestral land in Alaska, a case to secure retirement benefits for senior executives of a Fortune Global 500 corporation, a case to obtain pension benefits for a retired member of a national union, and representation of a Native American tribe in the largest land claim case in the United States.

Before joining the faculty, Ford worked for a Wall Street law firm, a human rights organization, and a Fortune Global 500 corporation.


  • BA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • JD, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise

  • Securities Regulation
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Native American Law
  • Agency and Partnership


  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 257E

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications




2nd (Wolters Kluwer 2000)

Law Reviews

ANCSA: Sovereignty and a Just Settlement of Land Claims or an Act of Deception

Marilyn J. Ward Ford

15 Touro L. Rev. 479 (1999)

Law Reviews

Indian Country and Inherent Tribal Authority: Will They Survive ANCSA

Marilyn J. Ward Ford

14 Alaska L. Rev. 443 (1997)

Law Reviews

Twenty Five Years of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Self Determination or Destruction of the Heritage, Culture, and Way of Life of Alaska's Native Americans

Marilyn J. Ward Ford

12 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG 305 (1997)