Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She teaches classes in Constitutional Law, Race and the Law, Evidence, and Gender and Justice. She taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College prior to John Jay. She is a civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc.. She addresses audiences nationally and internationally. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has spoken on issues of law and justice in Ghana, Rwanda, England, Wales, Canada, South Africa and before the United Nations in Geneva.
Professor Browne-Marshall is the author of many articles and the books including “She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power” (Routledge), "The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice" (Rowman&Littlefield), “The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts” (Anthem Press) and "Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present," (Routledge) which includes chapters on race and Education, Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Property, Civil Liberties and Protest, the Military and Internationalism concerning African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans.
She is a playwright of eight produced plays. Recently, her virtual zoom staged-readings of “SHOT: Caught a Soul” and “Dreams of Emmett Till” were chosen as Official Selections at film festivals.
Gloria’s full-length play in-process is titled "CLASS" about the racial fight over the American Dream. Her screenplay “Sgt. Freeman" was a Finalist as well as Official Selection at national and international film festivals. She is working on a documentary film titled "She Took Justice" to accompany the book by the same name.
Professor Browne-Marshall is a legal commentator who covers the United States Supreme Court and major cases. She has given commentary on Supreme Court decisions, impeachments of Donald Trump, police-involved civilian deaths, criminal law, racial justice and constitutional questions on media such as CNN, NPR, BBC, MSNBC, CBS, WVON as well as newspapers nation-wide. Professor Browne-Marshall is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a member of the board of ASALH - the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. ASALH was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar and creator of Black History Month.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall has been the recipient of several honors including the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Justice Award for her work with civil rights, social justice and women's equality issues and the Wiley College Women of Excellence in Law award. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, Mystery Writers of America, National Association of Black Journalists, PEN American Center, Society of Professional Journalists, the American Bar Association, Authors Guild, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Bar Association and the National Press Club.
Professor Browne-Marshall completed the New York City Marathon. She is working on her first novel.