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Marcia Ziegler
Marcia Ziegler
Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
Director, Legal Writing


Professor Marcia Ziegler is the director of legal writing. Previously, she was the chair of legal studies at Ivy Tech Community College from 2010 to 2023. From 2000 to 2009, she was a trial court prosecutor in Indiana and in Virginia, where she prosecuted all levels of felonies and cases in juvenile, district and circuit courts as well as some criminal appeals. She has been a visiting professor of lawyering skills at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and an adjunct professor at the University of Louisville and the Concord School of Law at Purdue Global.

Professor Ziegler holds a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, a bachelor’s degree with highest honors from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and an associate’s degree summa cum laude from Northwestern Michigan College. She was an articles editor of the Dickinson Law Review, a member of the Woolsack Honors Society, and winner of the Kalodner Memorial Award in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Her research interests are in qualified immunity and police accountability.