Washburn School of Law
Marsha Griggs is an associate professor at Washburn School of Law where she directs the academic support and bar readiness programs. Professor Griggs teaches Remedies, Professional Responsibility, and Multistate Legal Analysis. She has worked in the area of standardized test and bar exam preparation for more than twenty years. She lends her voice to the national conversation about licensure reform through her scholarship, experience, and advocacy. She has chaired the Bar Advocacy Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators and she serves on the executive boards for the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and the AALS Section for Academic Support. She is a member of the Collaboratory for Legal Education and Licensing for Practice. She is a coauthor of the white paper, The Bar Exam and the COVID Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action, that launched national efforts to identify methods to safely license new attorneys when in-person exams posed health risks. Her other works "Building a Better Bar Exam" and "An Epic Fail" are published in the Texas A&M Law Review and Howard Law Journal.
Professor Griggs holds a Bachelors Degree from Northwestern University, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School. In 2014, Professor Griggs, who is admitted to practice in multiple jurisdictions, practiced commercial litigation and was inducted into the Texas Jury Verdicts Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2021, she received the Trailblazer Award from the AALS Section on Academic Support.