Jennifer Gerarda Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Gerarda Brown is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on Dispute Resolution at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. She has organized two symposia on marriage for same sex couples: the symposium in 1996 was one of the first to examine issues of extraterritorial recognition; another in 2004 focused on public policy debates in Connecticut. Both symposia have been published in the Quinnipiac Law Review. She has written extensively on sexual orientation and the law, including three articles on marriage (her 1995 article estimated a $6 billion boost in tourism-related revenue for the first state that celebrates marriage for same-sex couples). She was principal drafter of the Amicus Brief of Senator Lowell Weicker, et al, on Behalf of Plaintiff-Appellants in Elizabeth Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, Connecticut Supreme Court No. 17716, (November 2006)(with Martin Margulies, Emmanuel Margolis, & Mary-Kate Smith).

She is co-author of "Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights" (with Ian Ayres).

Professor Brown holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College (A.B. 1982) and the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. 1985). She has taught at the University of Chicago, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)-Cardozo Law Institute, University of Iowa, Santa Clara University, Emory University, University of Illinois, Georgetown, Harvard, and Yale. Her areas of expertise include alternative dispute resolution, LGBT legal issues, lawyers' professional responsibility.

Additional publications in the last several years related to LGBT legal issues include: Peacemaking in the Culture War Between Gay Rights and Religious Liberty, 95 Iowa Law Review 749 (2010); “For You Also Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt”: How Procedural Law and Non-Law Enable Love for “Strangers” and “Enemies”, 28 Quinnipiac Law Review 667 (2010); Addressing Partisan Perceptions, in Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture (C. Honeyman, J. Coben, and G. De Palo (eds), 2009); What Does Lawrence v. Texas Mean for the Future of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’? 14 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy1211 (2007) (panel remarks); Mark(et)ing Nondiscrimination: Privatizing ENDA with a Certification Mark, 104 Michigan Law Review 1639 (2006) (with Ian Ayres); The Inclusive Command: Voluntary Integration of Sexual Minorities into the United States Military, 103 Michigan Law Review 101 (2004) (with Ian Ayres); Hope and Misgiving about Lawyers, Consensus-Building, and Social Problem-Solving, 5 Nevada Law Journal 370 (2004/2005); Debate and Decision-Making About Marriage Rights in Connecticut: Envisioning A Third Way, 23 Quinnipiac Law Review 597 (2004).