Fran Quigley

Clinical Professor of Law
Health and Human Rights Clinic

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 111N
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Phone: (317) 274-4276



B.A. ( cum laude), Hanover College, 1984; M.A., Indiana University, 1994; J.D. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1987


Fran Quigley is a clinical professor of law, teaching in the Health and Human Rights Clinic. Students in the Health and Human Rights Clinic advocate for the rights of the poor, with a special focus on representing low-wage workers. 

Professor Quigley is the author of several academic journal articles on social justice and human rights, multiple mass media articles and columns, and three books, How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: The Activists, the Lawyers, and the Grassroots Movement (Vanderbilt University Press, 2014), If We Can Win Here:The New Front Lines of the Labor Movement (Cornell University Press, forthcoming April, 2015), and Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight Against the HIV/AIDS Pandemic (Indiana University Press, 2009). Previous to his work at the law school, he served as director of operations for the Indiana-Kenya Partnership/AMPATH and as a staff attorney with Indiana Legal Services.



Books and Chapters

  • *How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: The Lawyers, the Activists, and the Grassroots Movement (Forthcoming, Vanderbilt University Press, 2014).
  • *Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight Against the HIV/AIDS Pandemic (Indiana University Press, 2009)

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • *Quigley, Torture, Impunity, and the Need for Independent Prosecutorial Oversight of the Executive Branch, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 20, pp. 270-311, 2010
  • *Quigley, Growing Political Will From the Grassroots: How Social Movement Principles Can Reverse the Dismal Legacy of Rule of Law Interventions, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 13-66, 2009
  • *Quigley, Seizing the Disorienting Moment: Adult Learning Theory and the Teaching of Social Justice in Law School Clinics (2 Clinical Law Review 37)

Book Reviews

  • A Seminar on the Labor Movement . . .With an Opinionated Professor. Book Review of Steve Early, Save Our Unions: Dispatches From A Movement in Distress (Labor Notes, Dec. 18, 2013)

Other Publications

  • From Cradle to Grave, the U.S. Protected Jean-Claude Duvalier (Common Dreams, October 10, 2014)
  • What Ebola and Cholera Have in Common: The Elusive Human Right to Health, (, October 20, 2014)
  • Raise Wages to Fight Crime in Indianapolis (Indianapolis Star, August 22, 2014)
  • "Make All Work Pay a Living Wage," Indianapolis Star, June 18, 2014
  • Haiti Strikes Back: By Taking the UN to Court, the Country Might Save Itself, (May 13, 2014)
  • Pence Healthcare Plan Hardly Perfect, But Better Than Nothing (Indianapolis Star, May 16, 2014)
  • "Don't Buy the Myths Hurled Against the Minimum Wage," Indianapolis Star, April 16, 2014
  • Popes, Presidents, and Redemption (Indianapolis Star, March 18, 2014)
  • Prayers—and Activism—for Citizenship: The Catholic-Led Push for Immigration Reform (Indianapolis NUVO, February 5, 2014).
  • Trouble for the Unpaid Worker (Indianapolis Star, February 14, 2014).
  • "North Carolina Protests Provide Model for Indiana" Indianapolis Star, January 15, 2014
  • "In IPS' Student Court, a Jury of Peers Decides a Young Man's Fate," Indianapolis Star, December 12, 2013
  • "New Indianapolis Worker Justice Center to Help Empower Workers, Fight Wage Theft," Indianapolis Star Nov. 25, 2013
  • "Time to Raise the Minimum Wage," Indianapolis Star, October 7, 2013.
  • Judge Admits Error in Indiana Voter ID Case; Still Doesn't Have It Quite Right (NUVO, October 21, 2013)
  • Will the UN Finally Take Responsibility for the Haitian Cholera Epidemic? (Indianapolis Star, October 23, 2013)
  • "Service Sector Union Contracts Benefit Us All" Indianapolis Star, September 21, 2013.
  • "The Caregivers' Dilemma: Home Care Workers Struggle for Rights" (NUVO, July 10, 2013.)
  • "Indianapolis Janitors Want Living Wage" (Indianapolis Recorder, July 25, 2013)
  • “We Are Worth More:” Butler Food Service Workers Fight for Union Contract (Indianapolis NUVO and Indianapolis Recorder, June 26, 2013).
  • "Raising Indiana: Debunking the Top Five Myths about Increasing the Minimum Wage" NUVO. Co-author with Matt Lawson.
  • Things Are Difficult: A Post-Earthquake Disaster in Haiti (Common Dreams)
  • Hyatt Housekeeper Campaigns for Corporate Board to Include “Someone Like Me” (NUVO Newsweekly)
  • Free Michael Posner: The U.S. Holds the Key to Duvalier Prosecution (Common Dreams)
  • Haitian Sweatshops: Made in the USA (Working In These Times)
  • Indiana Shortchanging Unemployed Workers, co-author with Lauren Sanders and Christine Owens. Indianapolis Star.
  • Airport Workers Grounded by Low Wages, Limited Benefits. NUVO.
  • Are Indiana Workers “Sacrificial Lambs” For Indiana’s Unemployment Fund Deficit? Working In These Times
  • How Human Rights Can Save Haiti. Reuters Alternet.
  • The Battle of Indianapolis: Service Sector Workers Making Gains in Hostile Environment. Working In These Times.
  • “We Deserve Better”: Indianapolis Service Sector Workers Are Talking Union. NUVO
  • Alumni Profile: Brian Concannon. Georgetown Law Magazine,
  • Aftershocks: A Report from Haiti. Commonweal.
  • Haitian Cholera Victims to UN: Practice What You Preach. Truthout.
  • Will Jean-Claude Duvalier Ever Stand Trial for His Crimes Against Haiti? Reuters AlterNet.

Other Activities

  • "Indy Workers Get Shortchanged." (Article about Health and Human Rights Clinic work on wage theft).