Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Latif

Elizabeth Latif

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Assistant Professor of Legal Skills


JD, Boston University School of Law
Areas of expertise

Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Appellate Practice
Legal Research and Writing
Trial Advocacy

Legal Skills I

Law Fall 2020


Law School Academic

Phone Number

(203) 582-7571

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Elizabeth A. Latif is an Assistant Professor of Legal Skills. She teaches courses related to legal writing and research.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Latif spent almost two decades practicing law, including as a partner of Day Pitney and as an Assistant United States Attorney in New York and Connecticut. She has a record of many successful trials and appeals. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney while he was a United States District Judge 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.