- Professor of Law
- Room N232, Neukom Building
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 legal ethics, appellate practice, criminal law, wrongful convictions and application of the death penalty. Professor Marshall is 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 was the co-founder and 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. Since 2013, Professor Marshall has served as part-time Of Counsel to Kirkland & Ellis.
Professor Marshall has an active pro bono practice through which he represents individuals in criminal appeals and post-conviction proceedings. He is a recipient of the American Bar Association’s prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award, as well as awards from many other organizations.
Early in his career, Professor Marshall 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.
- BA Beth Hatalmud College Jerusalem Israel 1979
- JD (summa cum laude) Northwestern University School of Law 1985
- Civil Procedure I
- Discussion (1L): Ethical Lawyering: An Oxymoron?
- Discussion (1L): We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident? Race and Criminal Law in the 21st Century
- Federal Courts
- Lawyering for Change: A Case Study in Efforts to Abolish the Death Penalty
- Professional Responsibility
- Supreme Court Simulation Seminar
Affiliations & Honors
- Member, Board of Death Penalty Focus of California
- Member, Board of Center on Wrongful Convictions
- Appointed Reporter (1993-1994), Illinois Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
- Recipient (1989, 2003), Robert H. Childres Award for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University School of Law
- Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, National-Louis University, 2003
- Recipient (1996), American Bar Association Pro Bono Award
- Recipient (1996), Mexican Legal Defense Fund Community Service Award
- Recipient (1999), Mario Cuomo Act of Courage Award, Death Penalty Focus of California
- Recipient, 2003 Illinoisan of the Year, Illinois Newsbroadcasters' Association
Policy Practicum: Improving Bone Marrow Donation Programs
The National Bone Marrow Donation Program (NMBD) operates the “Be the Match Registry.” Individuals who register with Be the Match may be identified as potential donors of hematapoietic cells (most typically bone marrow) to patients facing life-threatening disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and aplastic anemia who do not have family members who are good matches to serve as donors. (Family members are appropriate for only 30% of patients needing these transplants.) The NBMD is considering whether the procedures that it uses to attract people to enroll as potential donors in the registry could be improved, and also wants to investigate the further possibility that the proportion of potential donors who actually donate cells once it is discovered that they are a match for a particular patient could be increased.view practicum