Nancy C. Marcus

Nancy Marcus

Assistant Professor of Law

Office: Law School, Room 336

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3449


Curriculum Vitae

About Professor Marcus

Nancy Marcus holds several law degrees, including a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and an LL.M. and S.J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She received her bachelor’s degree in political theory and constitutional democracy from the James Madison College at Michigan State University.

Marcus’ career includes a diverse range of academic and advocacy experiences. Prior to joining the faculty at the Indiana Tech Law School, she was a full-time attorney with a constitutional law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, while also serving as an adjunct professor at CWRU Law.  Marcus is a former judicial law clerk, having clerked for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She also spent five years in Washington, D.C., as a research attorney and policy analyst with organizations such as the Alliance for Justice, the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and the National Abortion Federation, where she was director of state public policy. She also has worked as a legal aid lawyer in rural Ohio.

Throughout her career, Marcus has been an invited speaker at a number of symposia and conferences on a broad array of legal issues. Her transformative scholarship in the areas of constitutional law, criminal procedure, family law, LGBT rights, torts and remedies has been cited not just in other scholarly articles but also in federal court opinions, Supreme Court briefs, treatises, American Jurisprudence chapters, a New Zealand government report on proportional liability, a United Nations report, and in media stories. Since joining the founding faculty of Indiana Tech Law School 2013, her law review articles have included Out of Breath and Down to the Wire: A Call for Constitution-Focused Police Reform, 59 How. L. J. 5 (2016)(lead article); Bridging Bisexual Erasure in LGBT-Rights Discourse and Litigation, 22 Mich. J. Gender & L. 291 (2015); When Quacking like a Duck is Really a Swan Song in Disguise: How Windsor’s State Powers Analysis Sets the Stage for the Demise of Federalism-Based Marriage Discrimination, 64 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1073 (2014); and Deeply Rooted Principles of Equal Liberty, not “Argle Bargle”: The Inevitability of Marriage Equality After Windsor, 23 Tul. J. L. & Sexuality 17 (2014).


  • S.J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.A., James Madison College at Michigan State University

Courses Taught

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II (First Amendment)
  • Voting Rights

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