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Lawrence C. Marshall
Professor of Law

Biography 

A nationally renowned advocate for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, Professor Lawrence Marshall has been widely recognized for his lawyering, activism and teaching. Much of his scholarly and legal work has focused on issues surrounding appellate practice, criminal law, wrongful convictions and application of the death penalty. Professor Marshall is also a recognized expert in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, a field in which he has researched and taught for more than two decades. He has frequently served as an expert consultant and witness on an array of matters pertaining to lawyers’ responsibilities.

From 2005-2013, Professor Marshall served as Associate Dean of Clinical Education and as the David and Stephanie Mills Director of the Mills Legal Clinic. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 2005, he was a professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law and of counsel at Mayer, Brown & Platt. At Northwestern, he co-founded and served as legal director of the world-renowned Center on Wrongful Convictions, where he represented many wrongly convicted inmates, including many inmates who at one time had been sentenced to death. In 2013, Professor Marshall became part-time of counsel to Kirkland & Ellis.

Early in his career, he clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.