Photograph: Marsha Griggs.

Marsha Griggs

Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Enrichment and Bar Passage
B.S, Northwestern University
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1996
M.P.P., University of Texas at Dallas
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Marsha Griggs joined Washburn Law in 2017. She is a member of the Collaboratory for Legal Education and Licensing for Practice, where she lends her voice to the national conversation about attorney licensure through her scholarship, experience, and advocacy. She is a coauthor of the white paper, The Bar Exam and the COVID Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action, that launched efforts to identify methods to safely license new attorneys when in-person exams posed health risks in the United States and abroad. Her other works, "Building a Better Bar Exam" and "An Epic Fail," are published in the Texas A&M Law Review and Howard Law Journal.

Professor Griggs is admitted to practice in Colorado and Texas. Before law teaching, she practiced commercial litigation and was inducted into the Texas Jury Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2014. She chairs the Bar Advocacy Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators that, through her leadership, introduced the Best Practices for Online Bar Exam Administration. She has been elected to serve on the executive boards for the AALS Section on Academic Support and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). In 2021, she received the Trailblazer Award from the AALS Section on Academic Support.

Professor Griggs' Justice Quote:

"If the Constitution that we are all sworn to uphold means anything, then lawyers, law professors, judges, prosecutors, clerks, and peace officers will put to use their advocacy skills, training, and public reach to bring about the justice that has continued to elude people who look like George Floyd, Philando Castile, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, and others" – Marsha Griggs

Professor Griggs' Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Remedies
  • Multistate Legal Analysis
  • Law in Context
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