Photograph: Marsha Griggs.

Marsha Griggs

Associate Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support and Bar Passage
B.S, Northwestern University
J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1996
M.P.P., University of Texas at Dallas
Contact Information:
Room 209

Marsha Griggs joined Washburn Law in 2017. Previously she was the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She has worked in the area of standardized test and bar examination preparation for more than twenty years. Before joining Thurgood Marshall, Professor Griggs served on the faculty at Collin College and chaired the Business Administration and Paralegal Studies departments. Prior to that she practiced civil and commercial litigation. Professor Griggs is a graduate of Northwestern University, received a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Texas, and earned her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. She is admitted to practice in Colorado and Texas.

Professor Griggs was inducted into the Texas Jury Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2014 and was selected as a 2016-2017 Administrator of the year by the Thurgood Marshall Student Bar Association. She is an avid college football fan and fosters rescue dogs.

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
  • Multistate Legal Analysis
  • Law in Context
Support Staff
Penny Fell
Room 301