Linda Ross Meyer came to the faculty in 1994 from Vanderbilt Law School, where she taught for two years after clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the United States Supreme Court. Her publications and interests are primarily in criminal law and legal theory and she is the author of The Justice of Mercy (Univ. Mich. Press, 2010). She enjoys hiking, birding, kayaking, playing tennis, singing, and writing for children.
At Quinnipiac, Linda has taught criminal law, criminal procedure,theories of punishment, international law, torts, jurisprudence, animal law, judicial clerkship "bootcamp," and the Supreme Court seminar.
Linda Ross Meyer came to Quinnipiac from the faculty at Vanderbilt Law School in 1994. She clerked for Judge Charles A. Legge, N.D. Cal.; Judge William A. Norris, 9th Cir.; and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court. She is a long-time member and past President of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. Linda has collaborated on several criminal justice reform projects with various committees of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, the Quinnipiac Civil Justice Clinic, the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic at Yale, and the Malta Criminal Justice Initiative. She teaches an undergraduate course at York Correctional Institution.
Linda Ross Meyer received her J.D. and Ph.D. (in Jurisprudence and Social Policy) from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities. Her B.A. in Philosophy and English is from her home state of Kansas (Kansas University).
Selected Workshops & Presentations
“Suffering and Judging in The Princess and the Pea,” Carmen Tortora Lecture, Quinnipiac University School of Law, October 14, 2011;“Suffering the Loss of Suffering,” Johns Hopkins University, February 24, 2012; “What is Suffering?” University of Alabama, March 30, 2012; “Keynote: Enchantment, Disenchantment, Re-enchantment,” Northeast Law and Society Meeting, Amherst, January 10, 2013; “Suffering the Loss of Suffering,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, London, March 22, 2013; “Bridging the Empathy Gap: Monsters, Mopes, Martyrs or Mothers?” Prison USA, Harvard University, November 6, 2013. “Agape and Law: Chaotic Good,” Pepperdine Conference on Love in Law, February 6, 2014;“Time and Punishment,” Pace University Law School, April 9, 2014.
James Boyd White Award, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities
Quinnipiac Faculty Scholar
Carmen Tortora Professor