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Quinn Yeargain

Assistant Professor of Law

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Phone: 717.541.1991

“The study and practice of law requires an understanding of how various areas of law fit together, and my goal as a professor is to not only guide students in making these connections, but to help them discover their passions among them."

Professor Quinn Yeargain (they/he) is an expert in state constitutional law and studies the relationship between the organization of state government institutions and the development of policy outcomes in different areas of law. They have published in the areas of criminal law, environmental law, and state government more generally, and their current project focuses on the role of democracy in policy formation.

Professor Yeargain graduated from the Emory University School of Law with High Honors and as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow. While at Emory, they served as the executive online editor of the Emory Law Journal and as the executive editor of the Emory Law Supreme Court Advocacy Program. After graduation, they clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson, III, on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Macon, Georgia. Professor Yeargain then served as the associate director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and was appointed as a Lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment in the Spring 2022 semester.

Outside of the classroom, Professor Yeargain enjoys hiking, jazz and ragtime music, playing board games (especially Clue and Reverse), and reading murder mysteries.

  • Property I
  • Property II
  • Criminal Law
  • State Constitutional Law

BA, University of Central Florida, summa cum laude
JD, Emory University School of Law, with high honors, Order of the Coif


Lecturer, Yale School of the Environment
Associate Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
Law Clerk, Judge R. Lanier Anderson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Florida (active)

Selected Media Coverage

Quinn Yeargain comments on PA. Congressman Scott Perry likely being a key figure during the January 6th Committee's hearing on December 19, 2022.

On November 30, 2022, Quinn Yeargain discussed the impeachment proceedings being brought against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. 

Quinn Yeargain spoke on the potential challenges ahead of the PA midterm election on November 2, 2022.

Quinn Yeargain authored a story on ballot concerns in Arizona and Arkansas on September 21, 2022.

A discussion on the subject of book bans featured Quinn Yeargain on a September 1, 2022 episode of Radio Smart Talk.

Quinn Yeargain was part of a discussion on the FBI's seizure of a cell phone belonging to PA Congressman Scott Perry in connection with the January 6 investigations on August 12, 2022.

Act 77 was one of the main topics discussed by Quinn Yeargain on CBS21's "Face the State" program on August 7, 2022. 



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