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.
Legal Research and Writing I and II
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
Marissa Meredith, Starting Up with Start-ups: Pro Bono Services for the New Business Owner, TYL (The Young Lawyer), American Bar Association (Winter 2021) [note]
Marissa Meredith. Out with the Old, In with the New: Learning the Traditional with a Non-Traditional Medium. Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Journal (Sept. 10, 2021).
Marissa Meredith, Addressing the Constraints of the Fourth Amendment, 48 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases (2020).
Tinder Love & Care: A Discussion of Online Dating Apps' Failure to Provide Effective Safety Precautions for Users.
Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Fla. (July 2021). Work-In-Progress
But You're Not a Real Law Professor
Co-presenter, ALWD Directors 2021 Biennial Conference, University of Michigan Law School (June 2021).
Legal Writing Plus: Teaching Subjects Beyond Legal Writing,
Co-presenter, 2021 Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference, New York Law School, virtual (May 2021).
Starting Out Solo, Law to the People
Speaker, Fall 2017 - Spring 2019
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