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Marcia L. McCormick, J.D.

Professor; Co-Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law

Courses Taught

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law I and II, Sexuality and the Law


B.A., Grinnell College, 1989
J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1993

McCormick earned her B.A. from Grinnell College and is an honors graduate of the University of Iowa School of Law. During law school, she was the managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Gender and the Law

Research Interests

McCormick's scholarship has explored the areas of employment and labor law, federal courts, as well as gender and the law.

Publications and Media Placements

Professor McCormick's work has been published in a variety of law journals, including the Berkeley Journal of Labor & Employment Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Indiana Law Review, and others. She has contributed to several books, and co-authors a leading casebook on Employment Discrimination Law and a leading treatise and hornbook on Employment Law. She is also frequently sought out by the media for legal analysis of civil rights issues.

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Honors and Awards

Eileen H. Searls Service Award, 2021, SLU Law Faculty Member of the Year, 2020, Paul Steven Miller Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic and Public Contributions to the Field of Labor and Employment Law Scholarship, 2017

Community Work and Service

Marcia L. McCormick joined the SLU LAW faculty as an associate professor in 2009.

McCormick began her legal career as a staff attorney with the International Human Rights Law Institute, where she directed analysis and research of allegations of sexual violence committed during the war in what was formerly known as Yugoslavia. She then went to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, in which she litigated civil appeals in state and federal courts. She left the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to join the faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. McCormick then moved on to Cumberland Law School at Samford University, before coming to SLU LAW.