Carolyn Wilkes Kaas ("Carrie")
Wilkes Kaas is an associate professor of law at Quinnipiac University School of Law, and is the co-director of the Center on Dispute Resolution. Kaas also serves as the director of clinical programs, as well as the director of the School of Law's concentration programs in family law and civil advocacy and dispute resolution. Professor Kaas taught for 20 years in the in-house Civil Clinic, supervising students in a variety of civil and family matters.
She is currently teaching a wide range of field placement courses including a Mediation Externship. She also teaches negotiation, and is the lead professor for the clinical prerequisite course "Introduction to Representing Clients," which focuses on interviewing, counseling and negotiation skills.
Kaas has served on several committees and boards, including the national Clinical Legal Education Association and the Connecticut Bar Association Standing Committee on Professionalism. In 2011, she served on the Chief Justice's Commission on Civil ADR in the Courts. She is studying non-defensive communication and its application in law and mediation, and is a founding board member of the Canadian and the international non-profit "The Non-Defensive Voice." She also serves on the boards of Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Connecticut Legal Services, and is a founding member of the Connecticut Mediation Network.
Kaas graduated from Cornell University in 1976, from University of Connecticut School of Law in 1983, with highest honors, and clerked for the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns from 1983-85, at the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She was an associate with Wiggin and Dana before joining the faculty at the law school.
Charles A. Pillsbury ("Charlie")
Pillsbury is a part-time professor and co-director of Quinnipiac's Center on Dispute Resolution. Since 2009, he has also served as the executive director of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) and is a member of MBB's Colombia Project team.
From 1989-2009, Pillsbury was the executive director of Community Mediation, Inc., a nonprofit community mediation center in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a founding Board member of the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) in 1993, and was co-chair of NAFCM's Board of Directors from 1999-2001.
He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Yale University. Before joining Community Mediation in 1989, Pillsbury practiced law for 14 years in the New Haven area. He is married to The Rev. Allie Perry, and they live in New Haven.
William DeVane Logue ("Bill")
Logue teaches negotiation and representation in mediation and is a senior fellow and director of training programs at the Quinnipiac Law School Center on Dispute Resolution. He is lead faculty for the center's 40‐hour mediation training. He contributed three chapters to the "Mediation Practice Book" published in 2001 by the Connecticut Bar Association and Quinnipiac Law School.
Logue has been a mediator, facilitator, consensus builder, trainer and consultant since 1986. He mediates employment, workplace, commercial, construction, environmental, and other matters. Logue has led public policy consensus-building work, and facilitation on environmental, nuclear and hazardous waste, transportation and human service issues throughout the northeast. He has designed and led conflict resolution training programs for numerous organizations in the public and private sector.
Logue is past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and past co‐chair of the Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution in the Courts. Logue is also a past president of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has been appointed as a panelist several state and federal neutral panels. He is a senior affiliate practitioner of the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration.
Jennifer Gerarda Brown
Dean Brown is dean and professor of law at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Brown is the founder and former director of the Center on Dispute Resolution.
Dean Brown received her AB from Bryn Mawr College and her JD from the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to becoming a law professor, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold A. Baker, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and practiced law in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Illinois. Before she joined the faculty at Quinnipiac, she taught at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and at the University of Chicago Law School as a Bigelow Fellow. She has been a visiting professor at Santa Clara, University of Illinois, Georgetown, and Harvard law schools.
She teaches alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, civil procedure, therapeutic jurisprudence, and lawyers' professional responsibility; her scholarship focuses on these areas as well as gender and sexual orientation. She chaired the planning committee for the 2012 Quinnipiac-Connecticut Bar Foundation John A. Speziale ADR Symposium. Brown's work has been widely published.
Emanuel N. Psarakis
Psarakis is a distinguished practitioner in residence at Quinnipiac University School of Law teaching arbitration, employment law, employment discrimination law and labor law. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator.
Formerly, Psarakis was a partner at the law firm of Robinson and Cole in Hartford, Conn. He was the head of its labor group, represented clients in civil rights, employment, labor relations, business and construction law. Previously he served as a National Labor Relations Board attorney. While in full time law practice, Psarakis was listed in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward, White, Inc.). He was also listed in Connecticut Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Connecticut in the area of employment and labor law.
Psarakis has a distinguished 40-year law career during which he represented business and individual clients in several thousand employment and business disputes. He represented clients in many industries such as health care, construction, manufacturing, insurance, banking, transportation, textile, nuclear energy, technology, air transport, retail and pari-mutuel racing industries, multi-national corporations, contractor trade associations, non-profits, performing arts organizations, the State of Connecticut, municipalities, boards of education, and universities.
Psarakis has a certificate in arbitration and mediation from Alliance in Dispute Resolution, Cornell University; advanced mediation and alternative dispute resolution certification from American Bar Association; advanced arbitrator training from American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations, member of the ABA Dispute Resolution Forum and the Connecticut Bar ADR Committee, and is an editor of The Developing Labor Law (BNA Publications). Formerly he served as an administrative hearing judge for the Connecticut Commission On Human Rights and as a parajudicial officer and special settlement master in the U.S. Federal District Court.
Psarakis has an AB from the University of Connecticut; a JD from Boston University Law School, where he was the senior editor of the Law Review; and an LLM in labor law from Columbia University Law School.