Professor Marder joined the faculty of Chicago-Kent in the fall of 1999. She has a B.A. (summa cum laude) in English and Afro-American studies from Yale College, an M.Ph. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Mellon Fellow, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Marder was an associate professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School, where she taught since 1993. From 1990 to 1992, she was a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. She also clerked for Judge William A. Norris on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1989-1990) and Judge Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York (1989-1990). In 1987-88, Professor Marder was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Professor Marder has had articles published in the Northwestern University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Texas Law Review and Yale Law Journal. She teaches Civil Procedure and a course on juries, judges and trials.
Book Review, Daniel Givelber & Amy Farrell, Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?, Law & Society Review (2013)
The Court and the Visual: Images and Artifacts in U.S. Supreme Court Opinions (forthcoming) (symposium), Chicago-Kent Law Review (2013)
A Dignified, Inside Look at the Supreme Court--and More Than a Few Surprises (2012) (reviewing John Paul Stevens, Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir (2011)), Judicature (2012)
Batson Revisited (symposium), Iowa Law Review (2012)
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Batson v. Kentucky provides an important moment to reflect on Batson...
The Conundrum of Cameras in the Courtroom (forthcoming), Arizona State Law Journal (2012)
In spite of a communications revolution that has given the public access to new media...
The Jury Process (2005)
Teacher's Manual to Adjudication and its Alternatives: An Introduction to Procedure (with Judith Resnik) (2004)
Contributions to Books
Excerpts from Introduction to the Jury at a Crossroad: The American Experience and Introduction to the 50th Anniversary of 12 Angry Men, Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes and Questions (2012)
Instructing the Jury, The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law (2012)
Judging Reality Television Judges, Law and Justice on the Small Screen (2012)