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Maria L. Marcus

Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law, Emerita; Moot Court Board Moderator

Telephone: 212-636-6823

Faculty Assistant: Emma Mercer


  • Moderator, Fordham Law School Inter-School Moot Court Teams
  • Dean's Medal of Recognition, Fordham Law School 2011
  • Teacher of the Year from Fordham Law Students, 2001
  • Joseph M. McLaughlin Chair, Emeritus
  • Chief of Litigation Bureau, Attorney General of New York State, 1976-1978
  • Assistant Attorney General of New York State, 1967-78
  • Associate Counsel NAACP, 1961-1967
  • Vice President, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1995-1996

Selected Publications

  • Austria's Pre-War Brown v. Board of Education 32 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1 (2004) (lead article)
  • (Panelist) "Allocating the Proceeds of Settlements: Looted Assets, Successor Interests, Recovered Properties and Settlement Funds." 25 Fordham International Law Journal 257-284 (2001) (with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen et al.).
  • Foreword: Is There a Threat to Judicial Independence in the United States Today, 26 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1 (1998)
  • Policing Speech on the Airwaves: Granting Rights, Preventing Wrongs, 15 Yale Law & Policy Rev. 447 (1997) (lead article)
  • Learning Together: Justice Marshall's Desegregation Opinions, 61 Fordham L. Rev. 69 (1992)
  • Wanted: A Federal Standard for Evaluating the Adequate State Forum, 50 Maryland L. Rev. 132 (1991)
  • Federal Habeas Corpus After State Court Default: A Definition of Cause and Prejudice, 53 Fordham L. Rev. 663 (1985)
  • Conjugal Violence: The Law of Force and the Force of Law, 69 California L. Rev. 1657 (1981)


  • Oberlin College, BA, 1954
  • Yale Law School, JD, 1957