Faculty Biography

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Linda R. Meyer

Professor of Law 

BA, University of Kansas; JD, PhD, University of California Berkeley

Areas of expertise

  • Criminal Justice
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Philosophy



Professor Linda Ross Meyer began teaching at Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1994, and regularly teaches criminal law, constitutional law, and legal theory, among other subjects. Prior to joining 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. She previously taught at Vanderbilt University Law School for two years. 

Meyer is the author of the books, “The Justice of Mercy” (U. Mich Press 2010) and “Sentencing in Time” (Amherst On-Line 2017), as well as many articles and book chapters on criminal responsibility, sentencing, and legal theory. 

Meyer was president of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, as well as a recipient of the James Boyd White Award. She is also co-founder of 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Linda Ross Meyer, Forgiveness and Public Trust, 27 Fordham Urban L. J. 1515 (2000)

Linda Ross Meyer, Unruly Rights, 22 Cardozo L. Rev. 1 (2000) 

Linda Ross Meyer, Is Practical Reason Mindless?, 86 Geo. L. J. 647 (1998)

Linda Ross Meyer, When Reasonable Minds Differ, 71 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1467 (1996)

Linda Ross Meyer, Nothing We Say Matters: Teague and New Rules, 61 U. Chi. L. Rev. 423 (1994)