Marina C. Hsieh

Senior Fellow

Marina Hsieh is a Senior Fellow who teaches and works on Santa Clara Law’s leadership education initiative and assessment. She founded and directed the Academic & Professional Development Department from 2005-11.

Prior to joining the Santa Clara law faculty, Hsieh taught at the law schools of the University of Maryland, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. 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 has 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
Legal Methods, Leadership, and professional skills

Affiliations and Honors

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

Other Links

Currently Teaching

Civil Procedure 2 Spring 2018
Legal Profession Spring 2018