George Butler Research Professor of Law
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 where she represented juveniles in delinquency proceedings, and children and families in child welfare cases.
Professor Marrus started at UHLC as the Director of Clinical Programs and expanded the Law Center's offerings in clinical education to include a civil clinic which focused 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 currently teaches courses related to children and the law, professional responsibility, and legal practice. Her scholarship concentrates on juvenile law, children's rights, and professional ethics. She presents at various conferences and seminars on juvenile law and clinical education and is a certified Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) trainer.
Children and the Law