Faculty Biography

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Stephen Gilles

Professor of Law

BA, St. Johns College MD; JD, The University of Chicago

Areas of expertise

  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Law and Religion



Stephen Gilles is a Professor of Law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he teaches tort law, constitutional law, first amendment law, and law and economics.

Gilles graduated from St. John’s College (Annapolis) in 1976, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1984. Prior to joining Quinnipiac in 1995, he clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Robert Bork and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, practiced as an appellate litigator and subsequently taught at the University of Chicago Law School. He has also visited at Washington and Lee Law School and the John Marshall Law School.

Gilles’ research interests include tort law and constitutional law, especially issues of substantive due process such as parental and reproductive rights.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Stephen G. Gilles, Restoring Casey's Undue-Burden Standard after Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, 35 QUINNIPIAC L. REV. 701 (2017)

Stephen G. Gilles, Does the Right to Elective Abortion include the Right to Ensure the Death of the Fetus, 49 U. RICH. L. REV. 1009 (2015)

Stephen G. Gilles, Why the Right to Elective Abortion Fails Casey's Own Interest-Balancing Methodology - And Why it Matters, 91 NOTRE DAME L. REV. 691 (2015)

Stephen G. Gilles & Nelson Lund, Mandatory Liability Insurance for Firearm Owners: Design Choices and Second Amendment Limits, 14 ENGAGE 18 (February 2013)

Stephen G. Gilles, The Supreme Court and Legal Uncertainty, 60 DEPAUL L. REV. 311 (2011)