George Butler Research Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center for Children, Law & Policy
B.A., Kean College; J.D., University of San Francisco; LL.M., Georgetown Law Center
Ellen Marrus received her J.D. in 1990 and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. She came to the University of Houston Law Center in 1995 after practicing as a public defender in California.
Professor Marrus is the Director of Clinical Programs. She has expanded the Law Center's offerings in clinical education to include a civil clinic which focuses on family law and children's issues, an immigration clinic, a transactional clinic, a juvenile defense clinic, a mediation clinic, criminal prosecution and defense clinics, and an extensive externship placement program in a variety of government and public interest law firms and judicial internships with state and federal judges.
Professor Marrus concentrates her scholarship in the areas of children's rights, professionalism and clinical education. She presents at various conferences and seminars on juvenile law and clinical education.
COURSES: Juvenile Justice Legal Representation Children and the Law Clinical Education Criminal Procedure