Assistant Professor of Law
B.S., Columbia University, cum laude
J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude
Marcia Narine is an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law teaching and researching on civil procedure, corporate governance, compliance, social responsibility, legal ethics, human rights, and employment law.
Prior to joining St. Thomas Law, she served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Professor Narine also served as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company. She oversaw the Company's global compliance, business ethics, privacy, government relations, environmental compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, corporate responsibility, and labor and employment legal programs. Before joining Ryder, Professor Narine was an attorney with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius' labor and employment practice in Miami. She has also worked as a commercial litigator with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York, and as a law clerk to former Justice Marie Garibaldi of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
In 2012, Professor Narine was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. In May 2011, Ms. Narine testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. In May 2014, Professor Narine was sworn in as a commissioner on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.
Professor Narine earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University.
In the community, Ms. Narine is a member of Leadership Florida- Class XXVII, the Caribbean Bar Association, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer’s Association, and the Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association. She has been a court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children for many years. She has served on the advisory committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms ("NAMWOLF") and on the advisory boards of Teach For America (Miami Region) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics magazine. She is also a founding board member of the Footprints Foundation, which is dedicated to improving infant and maternal health and education in the Congo.