Deborah Maranville

  • Emerita Professor of Law


Phone: (206) 685-6803

Deborah Maranville


B.A. 1972, Stanford University J.D. 1975, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Employee Rights — Employment Law — Public Interest Law — Women’s Issues — Workers’ Compensation

Selected Papers

— See the expanded list below or visit this faculty member's SSRN Author Page for more publications.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Deborah Maranville, Talk, Curriculum Innovation in a Time of Crisis: U.S. Responses to the Call for Practice Ready Graduates, HōSō YōSei To Rinshō KyōIku [Lawyers and Clinical Education] (forthcoming 2016).

  • Deborah Maranville, Kate ONeill & Carolyn Plumb, Lessons for Legal Education from the Engineering Professions Experience with Outcomes-Based Accreditation, 38 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1017-93 (2012).

  • Deborah A. Maranville et al., Re-Vision Quest: A Law School Guide to Designing Experiential Courses Involving Real Lawyering, 56 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 517-58 (2012).

  • Deborah Maranville, Classroom Incivilities, Gender, Authenticity and Orthodoxy, and the Limits of Hard Work: Four Lenses for Interpreting a Failed Teaching Experience, 12 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 699-732 (2006).

  • Deborah Maranville, Bridging Practice and Doctrine: How and Why to Integrate Experiential Learning into the Traditional Curriculum, 7 Waseda Proc. Comp. L. 43-56 (2004), reprinted in Hōsō yōsei to rinshō hōgaku kyōiku [The Development of Lawyers and Clinical Legal Education] (Shigeo Miyagawa comp., Seibundō 2007).

  • Deborah Maranville, Unemployment Insurance Meets Globalization and the Modern Workforce, 44 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1129-58 (2004).

  • Deborah Maranville, Building a Better Sand Castle: Fantasy, Growth, and the Enchantment of Reason, 57 U. Miami L. Rev. 1007-27 (2003).

  • Deborah Maranville, Workplace Mythologies and Unemployment Insurance: Exit, Voice, and Exhausting All Reasonable Alternatives to Quitting, 31 Hofstra L. Rev. 459-513 (2003).

  • Deborah Maranville, Infusing Passion and Context into the Traditional Law School Curriculum Through Experiential Learning, 51 J. Legal Educ. 51-74 (2001).

  • Deborah Maranville, Passion, Context, and Lawyering Skills: Choosing Among Simulated and Real Clinical Experiences, 7 Clinical L. Rev. 123-46 (2000).

  • Deborah Maranville, Changing Economy, Changing Lives: Unemployment Insurance and the Contingent Workforce, 4 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 291-337 (1995).

  • Deborah Maranville, Feminist Theory and Legal Practice: A Case Study on Unemployment Compensation Benefits and the Male Norm, 43 Hastings L.J. 1081-94 (1992).

  • Deborah Maranville, Welfare and Federalism, 36 Loy. L. Rev. 1-53 (1990).

  • Deborah Maranville, Nonacquiescence: Outlaw Agencies, Imperial Courts, and the Perils of Pluralism, 39 Vand. L. Rev. 471-538 (1986).

Books or Treatises

  • Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (Deborah Maranville et al. eds., LexisNexis 2015). 479 pages.

  • Deborah Maranville, The Law School Experience: Gender, Connectedness & Mental Health, the UW Gender Study (in draft).

  • Deborah Maranville, Managing Megalomania: Using Technology to Support Multiple Teaching Goals (Submitted).

Book Chapters

Professional Publications

  • Deborah Maranville, Teaching Statute Reading Basics in a First Year Doctrinal Course: A Handout and Suggested Classroom Exercises, Law Teacher (Inst. for Law Sch. Teaching), Spring 2013, at 18-20.

  • Deborah A. Maranville, Memo to the Faculty from a Clinic Director Candidate: What Subject Matter Areas Your Clinic Should Cover and Why, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Sept. 18, 2008).

  • Legal Education at the Crossroads. Ideas to Accomplishments: Sharing New Ideas for Integrated Curriculum. University of Washington School of Law, September 5-7, 2008. [Conference materials] 142 pages.

  • Deborah Maranville & the University of Washington School of Law Gender Study, Findings from the University of Washington School of Law Gender Study, Wash. St. B. News, Feb. 2006, at 16-22.

  • Deborah Maranville, Using Technology, Modeling, and Teacher Feedback to Teach IRAC in Civil Procedure, Law Tchr., Fall 2004, at 11.

  • Deborah Maranville, Administrative Law (Lexis Law Pub. 1997) (Seattle University Skills Development Series) 1 vol.

News Media

  • Deborah Maranville & Lisa M. Stone, Op-Ed., No to Proposed Unemployment Change, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 30, 2003, at B7.

  • Deborah Maranville, Focus Commentary, Not Over It Yet: High Courts Decision for Bush Renews Debate over Rule of Law, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mar. 11, 2001, at D9.

  • Speaker, "Clinical Legal Education in the IP Context: Ideas from the U.S. Experience", Workshop on Innovations in Indian IP Teaching and Research, (February 16, 2014)

  • Discussant, "Experiential Education in a Changing World: The Problem of Definitions, Sequencing in Experiential Education for BUILDING ON BEST PRACTICES IN LEGAL EDUCATION", Clinical Theory Workshop, (February 7, 2014)

  • Speaker, "Curricular Integration Chapter", Building on Best Practices in Legal Education, Conference on Clinical Legal Education (April 29, 2013)

  • Small group leader, "Working Group on Workplace Law", Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (April 30, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Unemployment Insurance: Does It Still Work for the Out of Work?", Unemployed Nation Hearings, University of Washington (March 30, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Applying Decision Making Theory to Experiential Learning Choices: Students as Our Client", with Esther Park, Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (June 15, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Is It a Clinic, an Externship or Something Else? Shedding Orthodoxies While Developing Transformative Conceptual Frameworks for Experiential Learning Opportunities", Teaching in a Transformative Age: The Law School of the Future, Society of American Law Teachers (December 11, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Choosing Among Different Experiential Structures", Northwest Clinical Conference, (October 9, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Re-vision Quest: A Law School Guide to Designing Experiential Courses Involving Real Lawyering", Clinical Theory Workshop, 25th Anniversary Conference, New York Law School (October 1, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Bringing About Change, Clinical Program Redesign Workshop: Exploring and Expanding Design Choices for Experiential Legal Education", Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (May 8, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Re-vision Quest: A Law School Guide to Designing Experiential Courses Involving Real Lawyering", Experiential Renaissance Roundtable, University of Minnesota (April 9, 2010)

  • Speaker, "Goals, Approaches, and Orthodoxy of Supervision", Northwest Clinical Conference, University of Montana School of Law (September 25, 2009)

  • Facilitator, "First Year Projects Integrating the Cognitive, Skills and Professional Formation Apprenticeships and Whole Curriculum Projects: Rhetoric and Process", Legal Education at the Crossroads Conference, Ideas to Accomplishments: Sharing New Ideas for an Integrated Curriculum, University of Washington School of Law (September 6, 2008)

  • "Reflecting on Improvisation: Jumping, Soaring, Contemplating the Crash", Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools (May 5, 2008)

  • "Globalization, Federalism and Welfare Benefits", Australian National University Law School and University of Technology Law School (March 1, 2007)