St. Thomas Law Professor Sworn in as Commissioner on Miami Dade’s Ethics Commission
On May 27th 2014, St. Thomas University School of Law Assistant Professor Marcia Narine was sworn in as a commissioner on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust. The Chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Bertila Soto, administered the oath of office in her courtroom.
The Ethics Commission was created in 1996 and aims to build public trust in the administration of government by informing the public and private sectors about the laws and seeking strict compliance with them. It is empowered to subpoena, audit, and investigate all facts and persons materially related to a complaint at issue and is composed of five members, each serving staggered terms of four years at a time.
In addition to teaching, Professor Narine is a member of Leadership Florida and has been a court-appointed guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children. She has served on the advisory committee of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms 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, dedicated to improving infant and maternal health and education in the Congo. Professor Narine earned her law degree from Harvard and her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University.