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About Marybeth Herald

After a clerkship with the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Herald worked as a staff attorney at Micronesian Legal Services Corporation in the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific. She then began a private law firm in the Mariana Islands, engaging in a general law practice for six years, emphasizing trial and appellate work. She served as counsel to several public agencies and corporations.
Professor Herald has published articles exploring the legal and political relationship of the United States territories and in other areas of constitutional law, including the First Amendment and gender issues. She joined the faculty of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1991 and served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 2002. Professor Herald was recognized as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys in Academics in 2006, 2008, and 2009, 2012-14.
She teaches Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Law and Psychology.


Present Professor, Thomas Jefferson University
Present Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Thomas Jefferson University

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2121 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, California 92110

Constitutional Law (6)

Sexuality, Gender, and the Law (7)

Assisted Suicide (1)

Cognitive Bias (5)

Vanity Plates (1)

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