Mae C. Quinn

Professor of Law; Director; Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic


B.A., 1991, State University of New York at Albany
J.D., 1995, University of Texas
LL.M., 2001, Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae







Nancy Cummings - (314) 935-7967

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6088
E-mail: mquinn@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 114 and Room 538

Courses Taught

Criminal Law
Civil Justice Clinic — Youth and Family Advocacy
Civil Justice Clinic: Juvenile Rights and Re-Entry Project
CJA I - Investigative Criminal Procedure 


Professor Mae C. Quinn is an expert in criminal and juvenile justice system issues. Her past writing has explored a wide-range of important legal topics, including the modern problem-solving court movement, holistic criminal defense advocacy, public citizen lawyering, and applied feminist legal theory and history. She continues to research legal and ethical issues facing defense counsel, as well as the role of women lawyers in historic and contemporary legal movements. Her scholarship has been published widely in law reviews, and she is currently working on two books―one relating to feminist legal realism, the other focusing on the legacy of Judge Anna Moscowitz Kross. In addition to her scholarship and classroom teaching, Professor Quinn co-directs the school’s Civil Justice Clinic, where she developed a youth advocacy curriculum and supervises clinic students on juvenile delinquency and education law cases. The past recipient of awards recognizing excellence in teaching and professional achievement, she also previously received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to assist in clinical legal education and juvenile justice efforts in Honduras. Before becoming a law professor, she clerked for the Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; served as an associate counsel focusing on federal white-collar criminal cases with the New York City firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz; and represented hundreds of indigent criminal defendants as a public defender and appellate counsel, personally briefing and arguing approximately 40 reported criminal appeals.