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Marjorie A. McDiarmid

Marjorie A. McDiarmid

Steptoe & Johnson Professor of Law & Technology


  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1967
  • J.D., Columbia University, 1970
  • LL.M., Harvard University, 1974


  • "Mandating Meaningful Forensic Discovery:  A Proposal to Fuel the Engine of Truthfulness," 51 Indiana Law Rev. 641 (2018)
  •—Interactive site on use of technology in skills teaching.
  • “Commentary on the Proposed West Virginia Rules of Evidence,” co-authored with Franklin Cleckley, 2014
  • “Types of Evidence and Design Implications,” unpublished research monograph written Summer 2002 as part of electronic litigation support project for the Executive Office of the US Attorney
  • “Family Law in West Virginia,” available at In 2003 this book won the Significant Scholarship award from the faculty at the West Virginia University College of Law. The second edition of this book was written in 2010.
  • “What’s Going On Down in the Basement: In-House Clinics Expand Their Beachhead”, 35 New York Law School Law Review 239 (1991).
  • Tutorial on Designing CALI Lesson, available on CALI website
  • Using ‘And’ and ‘Or’, CALI Lesson, available on CALI website or CD-Rom
  • Data gathering section of “The Future of the In-House Clinic,” 42 J. Legal Educ. 508 (1992)
  • “Lawyer Decision Making: The Problem of Prediction,” 1992 Wis. L. Rev. 1847 (1992)
  • Review of Decision-Aided Software and Legal Decision Making, 42 J. Legal Educ. 328 (1992)
  • Consultant, Legal Education and Professional Development – An Educational Continuum published by the American Bar Association
  • Reporter, Advisory Group to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia pursuant to the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990, published 1991

Teaching/Administrative Experience

  • Faculty, West Virginia University College of Law, (1986- present)
  • Clinical Teaching Fellow, Harvard Law School

Professional Background

  • Deputy Consumer Advocate, New York City
  • Acting Public Defender, Seattle/King County
  • Regional Director, Northern Virginia Regional Office, Legal Services Corporation
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