Jennifer Gerarda Brown

Jennifer Gerarda Brown

Dean of School of Law
Professor of Law

BA, Bryn Mawr College; JD, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

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School of Law and Education  112D

(203) 582-3246


Jennifer Gerarda Brown joined the School of Law faculty in 1994. Her research focuses primarily on dispute resolution, lawyers' professional responsibility, and gay rights. She has published articles about judicial bias on the basis of sexual orientation and about the applicability of consensus building to debates about equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Other articles have explored the theory and practice of negotiation, focusing on apology, creativity, or the use of email. She is a co-author of the book Straightforward: Mobilizing Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights, published by Princeton University Press in 2005. Professor Brown teaches alternative dispute resolution, civil procedure, and professional responsibility. She serves as director of Quinnipiac's Center on Dispute Resolution and of the concentration in civil advocacy and dispute resolution. She is also a senior research scholar at Yale Law School and is director of the Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop.

Courses Taught

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Lawyers' Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure