Professor of Law
Neil H. Cogan Public Service Chair
Marilyn J. Ward Ford is a law professor at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where she teaches courses and represents individuals and groups in cases that she considers interesting.
Students have assisted Ford in several cases including representation of a rap artist and member of a hip hop group, representation of a professional athlete, and litigation of a case to prevent clear cutting by an international corporation on ancestral land in Alaska, a case to secure retirement benefits for senior executives of a Fortune Global 500 corporation, a case to obtain pension benefits for a retired member of a national union, and representation of a Native American tribe in the largest land claim case in the United States.
Before joining the faculty, Ford worked for a Wall Street law firm, a human rights organization, and a Fortune Global 500 corporation.
MARILYN J. WARD FORD, CONNECTICUT CORPORATION LAW & PRACTICE, 2nd (Wolters Kluwer 2000).
Marilyn J. Ward Ford , ANCSA: Sovereignty and a Just Settlement of Land Claims or an Act of Deception, 15 Touro L. Rev. 479 (1999).
Marilyn J. Ward Ford, Indian Country and Inherent Tribal Authority: Will They Survive ANCSA, 14 Alaska L. Rev. 443 (1997).
Marilyn J. Ward Ford, Twenty Five Years of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Self Determination or Destruction of the Heritage, Culture, and Way of Life of Alaska's Native Americans, 12 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG 305 (1997).