Duquesne Law Welcomes New LRW Professor

Professor Marissa MeredithAssistant Professor Marissa Meredith has always valued education as a means to success.

"As an individual whose mother was a teacher, education is something I have always been passionate about," says Meredith. Her passion for educating is one of the reasons she came to Duquesne University. "I chose Duquesne Law because the mission of the school, ‘Serving God by Serving Students', resonates with me."

Meredith, who teaches legal research and writing, is originally from Richmond, Va. She 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 Duquesne Law this academic year, 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.

How is she coping with teaching in a pandemic? While COVID-19 has given her an opportunity to be more creative in her teaching methods, she has "found different ways to focus my energy, such as participating in outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, experimenting with cooking, and maintaining connections with friends and family" she explains. "Although the limitations that the pandemic has placed on us can be daunting, I will remain positive and hopeful throughout the situation."

Meredith is also optimistic about the upcoming academic year and beyond. "Duquesne Law has given me an opportunity to not only grow as an educator, but to also continue to impart wisdom to future attorneys."

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