Faculty Profile

Carolyn Kaas

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas

Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Center on Dispute Resolution
Associate Dean of Experiential Education

Education

BA, Cornell University
JD, University of Connecticut
Areas of expertise

Family Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Clinical Education
Mediation
Women and the Law
Courses

Field Placement II

Law Spring 2020

Divorce and the Divorcing Family

Law Spring 2020

Externship Seminar

Law Spring 2020

Organization

Law School Academic

Phone Number

(203) 582-3234

Mail Drop

LW-CLN

Email

Carolyn.Kaas@quinnipiac.edu

Carolyn "Carrie" Kaas is an Associate Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Co-director of the Center on Dispute Resolution, and also directs two of the law school's eight academic concentrations: Family Law and Civil Advocacy & Dispute Resolution. Kaas’s primary clinical teaching is the externship courses, and her doctrinal teaching is in the areas of family law and in dispute resolution, including mediation and interviewing and counseling.

Kaas has long been active in the national clinical legal education community. Her 2015 book, Building on Best Practices, which she co-edited and for which she served as a contributing author, arose out of her work with this community. Kaas is active in the Family Law and Dispute Resolution national academic and practice communities as well.

Kaas serves on a number of national and state boards and committees, including Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut Mediation Association, Connecticut Council for Nonadversarial Divorce, and the Non-Defensive Voice. She is active on the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellows Education and Program Committee, and the ABA Committee on Law Student Competitions.

Two of Carrie's four children are graduates of Quinnipiac Law, and her husband, Glenn, is a retired state prosecutor. Carrie and Glenn are happy grandparents of three grandchildren... and counting.

Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, eds., BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD (LexisNexis 2015).

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, Cynthia Batt, Dena Bauman & Daniel Schaffzin, BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD, Delivering Effective Education In Externship Programs 216 (LexisNexis 2015).

Deborah Maranville, Cynthia Batt, Lisa Radtke Bliss & Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES: TRANSFORMING LEGAL EDUCATION IN A CHANGING WORLD, Incorporating Experiential Education Throughout the Curriculum 162 (LexisNexis 2015).

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY OF DIVORCE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Child Advocates 187 (Sage Publications 2013).

Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY OF DIVORCE: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Relocation Effects on Children 1032 (Sage Publications 2013).