Professor Emeritus of Law
AB, Amherst College; JD, Columbia University
School of Law and Education 262D
Jamison Wilcox has taught courses on civil procedure, New York practice, federal courts, complex litigation, the jury (seminar), and legal method and, most recently, on legal drafting, advanced legal writing, and conflict of laws. His published work includes "Teaching Legal Drafting Effectively and Efficiently by Dispensing with the Myths" and "Borrowing Experience: Using Reflective Lawyer Narratives in Teaching." He frequently coaches and judges law students participating in moot court intramural and intercollegiate competitions. Before coming to Quinnipiac in 1980, he was in private practice for six years with large Wall Street firms in New York, engaged primarily in commercial litigation, and he served a year as law clerk to a federal district judge. He enjoys choral singing, French language and culture, and yoga; his other interests include politics, behavioral economics, and medical physics.
I have taught courses in basic and advanced civil procedure (including complex federal litigation and New York practice), federal courts, conflict of laws, the jury system, legal drafting, and introduction to law, and have assisted with appellate and trial advocacy training. Most recently my courses have been civil procedure (a year-long first-year course), conflict of laws, and legal drafting.
At Amherst College I was an American Studies major, but took a wide variety of courses. I also spent a fifth undergraduate year with the Hamilton College Junior Year in France, based mostly in Paris. My legal education was at Columbia Law School.