Marina C. Hsieh

Senior Fellow

Marina Hsieh is a Senior Fellow who teaches and serves as the School of Law’s first Faculty Director of Diversity. She also works on institutional assessment, Santa Clara Law’s leadership education initiative, and founded and directed from 2005-2011 its Academic & Professional Development Department.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara law faculty, Hsieh taught at the law schools of the University of Maryland, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, USF, Columbia, and New York University. Before joining the world of academia, she was a civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. in New York City. Hsieh clerked for Hon. Louis Pollak, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Hon. John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court of the United States.


J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

A.B., Harvard University

Areas of Specialization

Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Leadership and Professionalism
Legal Methods
Professional Responsibility

Affiliations and Honors

Trustee, Deep Springs College
Legal Committee Member, ACLU of Northern California

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