Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean of Experiential Education
BA, Cornell University; JD, University of Connecticut
Areas of expertise
- Family Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Clinical Education
- Women and the Law
Carolyn "Carrie" Kaas is an Associate Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. She currently serves as Director of Experiential Education and Co-director of the Center on Dispute Resolution, and also directs two of the law school's eight academic concentrations: Family Law and Civil Advocacy & Dispute Resolution. Kaas’s primary clinical teaching is the externship courses, and her doctrinal teaching is in the areas of family law and in dispute resolution, including mediation and interviewing and counseling.
Kaas has long been active in the national clinical legal education community. Her 2015 book, Building on Best Practices, which she co-edited and for which she served as a contributing author, arose out of her work with this community. Kaas is active in the Family Law and Dispute Resolution national academic and practice communities as well.
Kaas serves on a number of national and state boards and committees, including Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut Mediation Association, Connecticut Council for Nonadversarial Divorce, and the Non-Defensive Voice. She is active on the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellows Education and Program Committee, and the ABA Committee on Law Student Competitions.
Two of Carrie's four children are graduates of Quinnipiac Law, and her husband, Glenn, is a retired state prosecutor. Carrie and Glenn are happy grandparents of three grandchildren... and counting.
Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, eds., BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD (LexisNexis, 2015).
Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Cynthia Batt, Dena Bauman & Daniel Schaffzin, Delivering Effective Education In Externship Programs, in BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD 216 (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez LexisNexis, 2015).
Deborah Maranville, Cynthia Batt, Lisa Radtke Bliss & Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the Curriculum, in BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD 162 (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez LexisNexis, 2015).
Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Child Advocates, in CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY OF DIVORCE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA 187 (Robert E. Emery, ed. Sage Publications, 2013).
Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Relocation Effects on Children, in CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY OF DIVORCE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA 1032 (Robert E. Emery, ed. Sage Publications, 2013).