Marsha Freeman

Marsha Freeman
Professor of Law


(321) 206-5634


J.D., Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
M.S.L.S., Long Island University
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York

Classes Taught

Administrative Law
Family Law
Making Divorce Work
Professional Responsibility


Professor Freeman started her legal career as a law librarian before turning to the teaching of law. Prior to coming to Barry University School of Law, Professor Freeman taught at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in New York and at Stetson University College of Law in Florida.

A native New Yorker, Professor Freeman received her bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York, a Master’s in Library Science from Long Island University, and her J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, where she served on the Transnational Law Journal and was Editor-in-Chief of her law school Moot Court Board.

Professor Freeman is a member of the Family Law Education Reform Committee (FLER), comprised of family law professors from thoughout the nation, and was a signatory to their national report on law school teaching. She served on the Florida Supreme Court Advisory Committee for Children and Families from 2004-2006, and is a former Board member of the Florida chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is a founding member of the Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court, and serves on the Executive Board of the Orange County Bar Association Family Law Committee and the Family Law Advisory Group (FLAG) for the 9th Judicial Circuit, Florida.

Professor Freeman writes mainly in the areas of children's advocacy and family law, and has published in the McELROY LECTURE SERIES: “Divorce Mediation: Sweeping Conflicts Under the Rug: Time to Clean House,” 78 Univ. Detroit Mercy L. R. 67 (2000); “Reconnecting the Family: A Need for Sensible Visitation Schedules for Children of Divorce”, 22 Whittier Law Rev. 779 (2001); “Bringing Up Baby (Criminals): The Failure of Zero Tolerance and the Need for a Multi Disciplinary Approach to State Actions Involving Children”, 21 Quinnipiac Law Rev. 533 (2002); “Privatization of Child Protective Services: Getting the Lion Back in the Cage?”, 41 Family Ct. Rev. 449 (Fall 2003; and most recently “Love Means Always Having to Say You’re Sorry: Applying the Realities of Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Family Law,” 17 UCLA Women’s Law J. 215 (2008). She also published The Americans With "Certain" Disabilities Act: Title I of the ADA and the Supreme Court’s Result-Oriented Jurisprudence. 77 Univ. Denv. L. R. 119 (1999) (with Frank Ravitch).

Professor Freeman has served as a presenter and faculty member at a number of conferences and workshops on child and family law, most recently at an international symposium on Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Jacksonville, Florida.

Professor Freeman is admitted to the Bars of New York, Florida and the Eastern District of New York. She practiced in the areas of Family Law and General Appeals and teaches Family Law, Property, and Administrative Law. Among her other courses, Professor Freeman also teaches one of the only courses in the country focusing on collaborative and cooperative family law, and taught from a multidisciplinary approach, with Judge Alice Blackwell of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida, and Dr. Teresa Parnell, Psy.D.

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