Ann M. Parrent

Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law


Ann M. Parrent is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and an assistant public defender with the Capital Defense Unit of the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services, where she represents Connecticut death row inmates on direct appeal. Her experience with capital punishment began as a litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster, assisting in the firm’s pro bono representation of a Georgia death row inmate.

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Contact Information


Yale Law School

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1984

B.A., University of Michigan, 1980

Courses Taught


  • Capital Punishment Clinic

Ann M. Parrent is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and an assistant public defender with the Capital Defense Unit of the Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services, where she represents Connecticut death row inmates on direct appeal. Her experience with capital punishment began as a litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster, assisting in the firm’s pro bono representation of a Georgia death row inmate. As an appellate attorney with the New York Capital Defender Office, she successfully litigated one of the first appeals under the 1995 New York death penalty statute, before the statute was ruled unconstitutional, ending the death penalty in New York. She also has extensive civil rights litigation experience, and has worked with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center’s foreclosure prevention project. She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.