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About Jonathan Marshfield

Professor Marshfield’s research focuses on constitutional procedure and design, state constitutional law, and constitutional change. His work explores how procedural rules and political institutions can affect constitutional outcomes. Professor Marshfield’s most recent work has appeared in the Michigan Law Review and is forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review.  Professor Marshfield’s state constitutional research has been cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court in an important eminent domain case, and his research into constitutional design has been cited by leading scholars in law reviews, textbooks, and academic journals.
Professor Marshfield has served as a consultant to foreign officials regarding issues of constitutional revision and design. He also advises the Arkansas Public Policy Center regarding constitutional changes in Arkansas.
In 2015, Professor Marshfield was selected by the University of Arkansas Associated Student Government as a finalist for the university-wide Outstanding Faculty Member Award.
Prior to joining the University of Arkansas faculty, Professor Marshfield practiced as a commercial litigator with Latham & Watkins LLP and Saul Ewing LLP. He also clerked for Judge Robert B. Kugler, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and Chief Justice James R. Zazzali of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. While in practice, Professor Marshfield represented several large financial firms and fortune 500 companies regarding a variety of complex business disputes in both state and federal court. He has significant experience in most stages of civil litigation, including deposing and examining witnesses, managing complex electronic discovery, arguing pre-trial and dispositive motions, handling settlement mediations, and participating in civil trials. Professor Marshfield has handled appeals to various appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the New York Court of Appeals.
Professor Marshfield grew up in Durban, South Africa. He currently lives in Springdale, Arkansas with his wife and young son. Outside the classroom, Professor Marshfield's interests include time on the lake with his family, fly fishing, wakeboarding, and slalom skiing.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville School of Law

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1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
Waterman Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-6820

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