Marissa Meredith

Marissa Meredith

Assistant Professor
School of Law

Room 327, Hanley Hall
Phone: 412.396.6185


J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law
B.A., The College of William & Mary

Marissa Meredith, an assistant professor, teaches Legal Research and Writing I and II to first-year law students at Duquesne University School of Law. Her scholarly interests include multiple areas of criminal justice reform, with a focus on policies that improve the interactions between marginalized groups and those who are a part of the legal justice system.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William and Mary and her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. After earning her law degree, she remained in North Carolina and began practicing criminal defense, business law, and estate planning and administration.

Prior to joining the Duquesne faculty in 2020, Meredith served as a Legal Method & Communications Fellow at Elon University School of Law. While at Elon, she also taught Street Law, a program that allows law students to teach area high school students relevant aspects of the law in order to foster an interest in the legal system and promote positive interactions with law enforcement.

In her spare time, Meredith enjoys organizing programs that encourage mentorship with the younger generation.


FALL 2020 

Legal Research and Writing I and II

Honors/Professional Affiliations

North Carolina State Bar

Greensboro Bar Association

North Carolina Business Elite - 2019

Leadership Academy Class of 2019

Volunteer, Avalon: Center for Women and Children, 2011-2012

Volunteer, Citizen's School, Fall 2013

Project Lead, Elder Law Pro Bono Clinic-Project Will Power (Raleigh), Fall 2014

Volunteer Mentor, SCORE, 2016-2019

Co-Chair, NCBA Law Day Moot Court Competition, 2017-2019

Co-Chair, NCBA Bar Exam Committee, 2019-2020



Starting Out Solo, Law to the People
Speaker, Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

Women's Self-Defense
Co-presenter, North Carolina Central University, November 2018, March 2019

Fostering Engagement & Practical Experience in the Legal Writing Curriculum
Co-presenter, The Carolinas Colloquium, May 2019