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Terri L. Marroquin

Adjunct Professor

"I hope my students can gain a complete understanding of the criminal justice system."

Degrees Held:

  • J.D. — University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1995
  • B.A. — University of San Antonio, 1992

Career Highlights:

Served as co-counsel on Anthony Porter's death penalty case — 10th man freed from death row despite being found guilty of murder in Illinois. This led to the moratorium and inevitably, to the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois.

Links to share?

Which courses do you teach online?

Criminal justice

What do you want your students to learn in your classes?

I hope my students can gain complete understanding of the criminal justice system.

Why did you start teaching?

It's in my blood as both my parents were teachers.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Be persistent. It pays off.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in criminal justice?


What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

People in this profession need to trust in the institutions themselves.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Constitution of the United States.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

That there is little interesting about me.

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