New colleagues bring diverse perspectives to enhance conversations that matter

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e are excited to welcome three new colleagues to our faculty. They join a community of teachers and scholars engaged in conversations that matter.

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Angela Robinson

Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Waring and Carmen Partridge Faculty Fellow

Angela Robinson brings two decades of service as a Connecticut Superior Court judge to her work at Quinnipiac Law. Before her appointment to the bench, Professor Robinson practiced litigation with Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder.

Upon her retirement from the bench in 2018, she joined Wiggin and Dana as a litigation partner and the firm’s inaugural chief diversity officer. She also has taught at the University of New Haven and Yale Law School.

Professor Robinson’s work focuses on civil litigation-related subjects as well as critical race theory, race and the law, and diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession.

Professor Robinson teaches evidence and critical race theory. She received her JD from Yale Law School.

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Before joining the faculty at Quinnipiac Law, Elizabeth Latif spent almost two decades in practice. She was a partner at Day Pitney and served as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York and Connecticut. Professor Latif has a record of many successful trials and appeals.

She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Professor Latif has written numerous articles about criminal law and currently serves on the Criminal Justice Act panels for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professor Latif teaches courses related to legal writing and research. She received her JD from Boston University School of Law.

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Elizabeth Latif

Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

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Jessica Hynes

Assistant Professor of Legal Skills

Before joining the Quinnipiac Law faculty, Jessica Hynes spent nearly two decades teaching courses in legal research, writing and analysis, mediation, negotiation, client counseling, family law and education law

Professor Hynes has served on the board of directors for the Association of Legal Writing Directors, acted as an assistant editor for The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, and presented her work at countless conferences around the country on issues relating to effective legal writing. 

She is a mediator and mediation trainer as well as the former president of the New England Association for Conflict Resolution. She has published numerous articles and book chapters. Her scholarly interests include legal research and writing pedagogy, applied legal storytelling, alternative dispute resolution, and issues relating to gender and the family.

Professor Hynes teaches courses related to legal writing and research. She received her JD from Boston College School of Law.