Marina C. Hsieh

Senior Fellow

Marina Hsieh is a Senior Fellow who teaches and directs the John Paul Stevens Fellowship program. She is particularly interested in institutional assessment and leadership education. She served as the School of Law’s first Faculty Director of Diversity from 2017-2021 and Assistant Dean for Academic & Professional Development from 2005-2011.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara law faculty, Hsieh taught at the law schools of the University of Maryland, University of California Berkeley Law, University of California Davis, University of San Francisco, Columbia University, 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., Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley

A.B., Harvard University

Areas of Specialization

Asian Americans and U.S. Law

Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Leadership and Professional Identity Formation
Legal Methods
Professional Responsibility

Affiliations and Honors

Chair, Trustees of Deep Springs College

Board member and Legal Committee Member, ACLU of Northern California

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