Shauna Marshall

The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Center on Racial and Economic Justice


Shauna Marshall joined the Hastings faculty in 1994 as a Clinical Law Professor. Prior to joining the faculty, she spent 15 years working on behalf of the public interest. She began her career as a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Five years later, she joined Equal Rights Advocates as a staff attorney working on impact cases, policy initiatives and mobilizing campaigns on behalf of low income women and women of color. She then spent four years in the Stanford and East Palo Alto community, lecturing in the areas of civil rights and community law practice at Stanford Law School and directing the East Palo Alto Community Law Project. She served as Hastings Associate Academic Dean from 2000 – 2002 and Academic Dean from 2005 – 2013. She stepped down as Academic Dean in 2013 and joined the emeritus faculty in 2014. Professor Marshall writes in the area of community law practice and social justice. Professor Marshall’s greatest joy is mentoring future social justice advocates. In her new semi-retired role, she is able to meet former students for lunch, a drink or a cup of coffee and learn about the amazing work they do with their UC Law SF degree.

During her free time, Professor Marshall likes to travel with her family, read novels, take Zumba classes and spend weekends at her home in Clayton, California​.


Journal Articles

Forward: Shining a Light on the Rights of the Most Vulnerable, 45 Hastings Const. L.Q. 1 (2017). FULLTEXT

Rebellious Deaning: One African American Woman’s Vision of a Progressive Law School, 24 Clinical L. Rev. 135 (2017). FULLTEXT

Mission Impossible?: Ethical Community Lawyering, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 147 (2000). FULLTEXT

Walking the Walk: An Affirmative Action Plan for Moving Welfare Parents into the Workplace, 9 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 77 (1998). FULLTEXT

Class Actions as Instruments of Change: Reflections on Davis v. City and County of San Francisco, 29 U.S.F. L. Rev. 911 (1995). FULLTEXT

Book Reviews

Insightfully Depicting the “Trees” but Blurring the “Forest”, 7 Hastings Women’s L.J. 369 (1996) (reviewing Jill Duerr Berrick, Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare (1995)). URL


  • Stanford Law School
    J.S.M., Law

  • UC Davis School of Law
    J.D., Law

  • Washington University, St. Louis
    B.A., Undergraduate Studies


  • Race, Racism & American Law