Melissa J. Marlow | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Melissa J. Marlow

Clinical Professor of Law

Melissa J. Marlow

Office: Lesar Law Building, Room 216
Phone: (618) 453-8646

Professor Melissa Marlow joined the law faculty in 1998 and helped create the Lawyering Skills I and II programs, which now enjoy high national rankings in recent U.S. News and World report surveys. She teaches legal writing, analysis, advocacy, interviewing, counseling, and negotiation as well as coordinates the simulated-based learning projects in the course. In addition, she teaches in the summer bar preparation program, assisting recent graduates in passing state bar examinations. 

Professor Marlow has presented at numerous regional legal writing conferences as well as national and international conferences. She has worked on various AALS committees and currently holds an assistant editor position with the Legal Writing Institute Journal. Professor Marlow is an active participant in the life of the university, contributing in various capacities on a university as well as law school level. She formerly chaired the Professional Development committee and serves as faculty advisor to the Justinian society at the law school.