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Quisquella Addison

Assistant Teaching Professor

Mount Holyoke College, BA 2002
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD 2011

Professor Addison is an assistant teaching professor in the Legal Skills in Social Context program.

Professor Addison has experience in legal service, public service and public interest technology. Professor Addison brings a passion for understanding identity and performs her work through a lens of equity, inclusion and belonging. Originally from Boston, she attended Boston Latin School and received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, where she designed her own major in ethnicity and identity formation. Her research focused on themes of race, ethnicity and identity within Latin American communities in the United States. She has dedicated her legal career to leveraging technology to amplify the reach of legal and social services and increase legal empowerment for under-resourced, underserved and marginalized communities.

Professor Addison received her JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While at Cardozo she was a Public Service Scholar and Charles H. Revson Public Interest Fellow. At Cardozo she volunteered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediation Department and became a certified mediator. Throughout law school she maintained a connection to her political roots and volunteered for various local campaigns. Her experience working in state politics informed her decision to attend law school.

Professor Addison went on to serve as an Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellow working for LawHelpNY, a statewide legal information and referral service where she was responsible for recruiting and training law students to offer legal assistance online. She then joined the Legal Aid Society, where she worked with the Tenants’ Rights Coalition. She returned to LawHelpNY as program director. In this role, she worked collaboratively with the New York legal services community and law schools to use technology to help people find solutions to legal and social issues through online referrals, plain language resources and interactive court forms.

Returning to Massachusetts she served as project manager for the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and as director of consulting at Just-Tech. At MLRI, Professor Addison worked in collaboration with law professors, legal aid providers, community organizers and medical professionals to develop and deliver skills based training for attorneys and legal professionals to serve tenants facing eviction or poor housing conditions.

Fields of Expertise

  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Legal Empowerment
  • Public Interest Technology