Quinnipiac Law alumna named inaugural assistant director of career development and experiential education

October 12, 2022

Joey-Lynn Darius

Joey-Lynn Darius, JD ’19, is returning home to Quinnipiac Law to serve as the first assistant director of career development and experiential education. Darius brings more than 20 years of law experience to the multi-faceted position.

After earning her degree with a concentration in civil advocacy and dispute resolution, she practiced corporate law in the insurance and energy sectors before founding her own firm specializing in high-conflict family law. 

As a law student, Darius was note editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review, career services chair for the Student Bar Association, part-time vice president of the Black Law Student Association and vice president of the American Constitution Society. She is a first-generation American born to Haitian parents and has three children. 

Now, Darius hopes to bring her experience and perspective to create more robust experiential offerings for students and harness career resources for graduates for years to come.

“My goal is to keep in contact and be a reference throughout law school and after so that we continue to be a resource for our graduates. The Connecticut bar is reasonably small, and we have amazing alumni. I want to bridge the gap in not only helping our students find gratifying jobs but also discovering what drives them to succeed as lawyers,” she said. 

Darius specifies the abundant support from her professors and deans as a blueprint for this objective, especially advice she received from Associate Dean of Experiential Education Carolyn Kaas and Associate Dean of Career Development Shelley Sadin as she traversed the law field. 

“What makes Quinnipiac’s law school special is its good rapport with so many firms, members of the bar and the judiciary that allows us to create student opportunities. The one-on-one attention sets us apart from others; we are an all-hands-on deck law school,” she said. “Not only do we have external relationships to create field placements, but we also work to have personal, internal relationships with students so that we can create the right match for those placements.” 

The assistant director of career development and experiential education position is new to the School of Law, and Darius is looking forward to forging the role as she goes. She is particularly excited about technological possibilities and automating certain processes for a more seamless learning experience, she said. 

“Quinnipiac never left my heart. Throughout my law school experience, I volunteered mentoring other students, and I tried to be involved as much as possible with community. It feels like a homecoming,” said Darius.  

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