St. Thomas Law’s Newest Faculty Member Marcia Narine

St. Thomas Law is proud to welcome as its newest faculty member Assistant Professor Marcia Narine. Professor Narine is currently teaching Civil Procedure to the 1L students in section 3. Professor Narine was born in New York and raised in Miami, where she attended Killian High School. Professor Narine received her bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science and psychology from Columbia University.  She then attended Harvard Law School, where she received her J.D. degree and graduated cum laude.

In addition to expertise in Civil Procedure, Professor Narine has scholarly and practical expertise in corporate governance, compliance and 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 based in Miami.  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. 

Professor Narine is active in community service.  She 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 and will be expanding to the Caribbean.

Professor Narine owns two small businesses, one with her seventeen year old son.  She is an avid world traveler and has visited more than twenty countries in the past five years.