Full-Time Faculty

Our full-time faculty

Kevin Barry
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Rights

Jennifer Brown
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost
Professor of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Procedure

Meghan Burns
Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

  • Legal Research and Writing

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Dale Carlson
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, IP Law

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law

Jeffrey Cooper
Professor of Law,  Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

  • Estates and Trusts
  • Estate Planning

Bill Dunlap
Professor of Law

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law

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Marilyn Ward Ford
Professor of Law, Neil H. Cogan Public Service Chair

  • Securities Regulation
  • Business Organizations

Stephen Gilles
Professor of Law

  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law

Sheila Hayre
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Waring and Carmen Partridge Faculty Fellow

  • Immigration Law
  • Clinical Education

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Jennifer Herbst
Professor of Law and Medical Sciences

  • Bioethics
  • Health Care Law

Carolyn Kaas
Associate Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Experiential Education

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Patricia King
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Ethics

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Stanton Krauss
Professor of Law

  • Consitutional Law
  • Criminal Procedure

Sandra Lax
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Family Law

  • Elder Law
  • Family Law

Jennifer Levine
Assistant Professor of Law

  • Taxation, Federal
  • Taxation, Corporate

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Suzanne Nathanson
Associate Professor of Legal Skills

  • Legal Skills

Joseph Olivenbaum
Director of Academic Support Programs

  • Legal Skills
  • Legal Writing

Charles Pillsbury
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Dispute Resolution

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Mark Schroeder
Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing

G. Alex Sinha
Assistant Professor of Law

  • Human Rights
  • International Law

Sara Spodick
Director of the Tax Clinic

  • Tax Law
  • Tax Controversies

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Our Dean

Brad Saxton, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, at the School of Law at Quinnipiac University.

Brad Saxton, JD

Interim Dean of Quinnipiac Law
Professor of Law

BA, The College of William and Mary; JD, University of Virginia

Brad Saxton is interim dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and professor of law; courses he has taught at the law school include torts, evidence, employment discrimination law and the Judicial Clerkship Seminar. Prior to joining Quinnipiac Law in 2002, Saxton was associate dean and professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he taught torts, trial practice, legal writing and lawyering skills.

Areas of Expertise

Learning from leading scholars and industry experts

Faculty teach and publish in important and evolving areas of the law, including:

  • Alternative dispute resolution/civil advocacy
  • Animal law
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Corporate, business and franchise law
  • Criminal law
  • Employment and labor law
  • Environmental and land use law
  • Family and juvenile law
  • Health, disability and insurance law
  • Intellectual property/technology law
  • International law and policy
  • Legal writing and research
  • Public interest and poverty law
  • Real estate/property law
  • Trusts and estates
  • Tax law and business planning
  • Torts and product liability

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Professor and Associate Dean Jeffrey Cooper enjoys the annual Spring Fling on the law school lawn.

Building lifelong connections

Professor and Associate Dean Jeffrey Cooper enjoys the annual Spring Fling on the law school lawn.

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Herbst

A delicate balance of patient care and provider safety

For most of her career, Jennifer Herbst, professor of law and medical sciences, has been at the forefront of health law.    

She knows the demands on health care professionals have risen, with provider burnout becoming a significant cause of errors in hospitals. The concept of safety at work –– balancing provider and patient interests –– has emerged as a primary concern as hospitals seek to prevent mistakes that may harm patients.     

Herbst currently teaches Public Health Law to both law and medical students and will begin teaching Bioethics in 2019. Jen also collaborates on research with colleagues in her field as well as students on topics that interweave business, medicine, law and ethics.

Quinnipiac Professor of Law and Medical Sciences Jennifer Herbst moderates a health care discussion in June 2017, during the 15th annual Regional Health Care Breakfast and Awards

Speaking Up

Quinnipiac Professor of Law and Medical Sciences Jennifer Herbst moderates a health care discussion in June 2017, during the 15th annual Regional Health Care Breakfast and Awards

Her current research examines safety in hospital settings where workers encounter physical risks, such as when moving patients, or are the targets of patients’ emotional outbursts. Her work raises intriguing questions, such as is it ever ethically justifiable for a hospital to “fire” a patient? She also has explored the ethics of caring for hospital-dependent patients –– individuals who are terminally ill or are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital because their acute medical needs cannot be met elsewhere.    

“Health care providers often make life and death decisions, so there is always going to be some level of risk,” Herbst said. “It’s a dilemma between a culture of care and a culture of safety. Care cannot be entirely risk-free.”

Faculty Spotlight: William Logue

Professors making an impact

Professor William Logue has had a long and successful career mediating a range of private disputes, as well as helping facilitate policies pertaining to forestry, transportation and toxic waste cleanup. So it was no surprise when Logue, an adjunct professor at the Quinnipiac School of Law, was named co-director of Connecticut’s Agricultural Mediation Program (CTAMP).

Developed as a response to the farm loan crisis of the 1980s, the Agricultural Mediation Program addresses and mitigates problems that arise between a state’s farmers, their lenders and the USDA. These can include loan delinquency, environmental concerns, housing conflicts and other issues that can lead to potentially long, costly and bitter litigation. The Center on Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac School of Law became Connecticut’s official designated agricultural mediation provider in 2015.

Professor William Logue works with a student in the School of Law.

Hands-on learning

Passing on his expertise, Professor William Logue works with a student in the School of Law.

“We humanize the process for both parties by facilitating open, honest and confidential communication,” Logue said. “People can respect and understand different perspectives this way.”

Student fellows at the Center on Dispute Resolution regularly assist in CTAMP, typically with outreach and administration. Their roles will continue to grow in the future.

“As we become more active, we expect students to be involved in other ways,” Logue said.

Professor Logue is also a senior fellow at the Center on Dispute Resolution, and serves as its director of training programs. These programs help future lawyers develop vital negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

“These skills can be used in all aspects of life,” Logue explained. “They help reorient people on how they engage with each other, and can preserve and enhance relationships.”