Professor of Law, 1972-1975
Patricia Marschall was the first woman appointed to the faculty at Duke Law. She taught classes on family law and consumer protection and led seminars on negotiation and other topics.
Marschall completed her B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Texas in 1953 and 1955. She was in private practice for a few years before serving as a municipal judge in San Angelo, Texas, from 1965 to 1967. In 1968 she completed an LL.M. at Harvard and stayed for a year as a research assistant. From 1969 to 1971 Marschall was an associate professor at the Wayne State University School of Law. She was a visiting associate professor at Duke Law during the 1971-1972 academic year before joining the faculty full-time. In 1975 she became a professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law. In 1989 Marschall was appointed an assistant dean at NCCU and retired in 1992.
Duke University, School of Law, Bulletin of Duke University School of Law [serial]
Herna Hill Kay, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Professor of Law, 104 Columbia Law Review 2 (2004)