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B.A. summa cum laude, 2000, Boston College (Philosophy)
J.D., cum laude, 2004, Harvard Law
Prior to joining the faculty at the College of Law, Professor Marceau clerked for the Honorable Sydney R. Thomas, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a litigation associate with the law firm Heller Ehrman, LLP (San Francisco). Subsequently, Professor Marceau was an Assistant Federal Public Defender (District of Arizona) specializing in capital habeas corpus appeals. Professor Marceau continues to actively practice law as counsel of record, as a consultant, and as an expert witness. Since joining the faculty he was lead counsel in a federal habeas corpus trial and he has been counsel of record on a number of briefs. He has lectured at CLEs and been invited to present his work to judicial conferences. He regularly consults on cases with habeas attorneys.
Professor Marceau’s research interests include habeas corpus, the death penalty, criminal procedure, criminal law, constitutional law and animal law.
- Taking Voluntariness Seriously, co-authored with Ian Farrell, Boston College Law Review (forthcoming).
- Gideon’s Shadow , Yale L. J. (forthcoming 2013).
- Many are Eligible Few are Chosen: An Empirical Study of Colorado’s Death Penalty, Col. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013) (co-authored).
- Vicarious Aggravators, Fla. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013) (co-authored).
- Plurality Decisions: Acoustic Separation & Upward Flowing Precedent, Conn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2013).