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Professor and Animal Legal Defense Fund Professor of Law
B.A. summa cum laude, 2000, Boston College (Philosophy)
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law
Professor Marceau joined the College of Law in 2008. The focus of his teaching and scholarship includes criminal law, criminal procedure, federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, habeas corpus, the death penalty, and animal law. He graduated first in his class from Boston College and from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He is a co-author of textbooks on the death penalty (2016 West) and Habeas Corpus (2012 Carolina), and he is working on a scholarly monograph regarding animal rights and the criminal law (2018 Cambridge). His most recent articles have been published in, among other places, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, and the George Washington Law Review. He has previously been voted best teacher of the year.
Professor Marceau holds what is believed to be the first animal law chair in the country, the Animal Legal Defense Fund Professorship. He was recognized as 2016 Vermont Law School Distinguished Scholar in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and spent two weeks in residence at the Vermont Law School. He is actively researching a variety of food and animal law issues in preparation for a variety of courses and articles he hopes to pursue in the future.
Professor Marceau remains an active litigator. He has represented capital prisoners, non-capital prisoners, individuals and a variety of professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. He works on cutting edge constitutional, civil rights and criminal cases.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Marceau clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender.
- Free Speech and Democracy in the Video Age, co-authored with Alan Chen, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 991 (2016).
- Certiorari Grants in 2254 Cases, An Empirical Study , (in progress).
- High Value Lies, Ugly Truths and the First Amendment, co-authored with Alan Chen, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 1435 (2015).
- Brief of Habeas Corpus Scholars and Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner Appellee Ernest Dewayne Jones and Supporting Affirmation (March 29, 2015).
- Remember Not to Forget Furman: A Response to Professor Smith, co-authored with Sam Kamin, Iowa Law Bulletin, forthcoming (2015).
- ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- THE DEATH PENALTY IN A NUTSHELL, FIFTH EDITION (Thomson/West Publishing 2016) (with Victor Streib and Sam Kamin).
- CASES AND MATERIALS ON THE DEATH PENALTY, FOURTH EDITION (Thomson/West Publishing 2016) (with Nina Rivkind, Steven Shatz, and Sam Kamin).
- FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS: CASES AND MATERIALS, 2d. ed. (Carolina Academic Press 2011) (with Andrea Lyon, Emily Hughes, and Mary Prosser).