Christyno L. Hayes
Associate Professor of Legal Skills and Values
B.A., Davidson College
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
Professor Hayes graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif, served on the North Carolina Law Review as Articles Editor, and authored two published casenotes. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Davidson College. She began her legal career in 1991 specializing in commercial litigation at Greenberg Traurig and further developed her litigation and trial skills at Zuckerman Spaeder Taylor & Evans. Professor Hayes spent several years in private practice advocating for teen-agers in dependency court. She has volunteered and worked for many non-profit organizations serving youth in Miami-Dade County including Planned Parenthood, Lawyers for Children America, Shake-A-Leg Miami, Hands On Miami, the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus. Professor Hayes has taught Legal Skills and Values I, II and III. She is also a Fellow of the FIU Honors College, where she teaches the first year interdisciplinary course Origins of Ideas; Ideas of Origins.