A.B. Dartmouth College
J.D. Yale Law School
Professor Zug teaches Family Law, Advanced Family Law, and American Indian law. She has published numerous articles on family law, immigration law and policy, and American Indian Law in publications including the Yale Law Journal, UC Davis Law Review, The BYU Law Review, The William Mitchell Law Review, Queen's University Law Review, the Virginia Law and Policy Review, and the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Professor Zug's research focuses on the intersection of family law and immigration law and she is currently writing a book entitled Buying a Bride: From Mail Order Brides to Cyber-matches. Her op-ed on VAWA's mail order bride amendments was recently published by The New Republic Magazine and her recent articles "Separation, Deportation, Termination" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go," which exposed the growing practice of separating fit immigrant parents from their American citizen children, garnered national attention. Professor Zug has been quoted in numerous media outlets such as The Associated Press, CNN.com, The Kansas City Star, and BBC Radio. In addition, she has advised national organizations such as The Women's Refugee Commission and The Southern Poverty Law Center on the legal issues facing undocumented immigrant families. She has also been an invited speaker at universities including the University of Maryland, Queen's University, the University of Dayton, American University, and Charleston School of Law.
Marcia Zug is a graduate of Dartmouth College and The Yale Law School, where she was an editor of The Yale Law Journal and Developments Editor of The Yale Law and Policy Review. Before joining the faculty at The University of South Carolina, she practiced in the white collar and appellate law divisions of the New York office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Her pro bono work included providing legal assistance to Americans Indians with a focus on domestic disputes. Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Professor Zug clerked for the Honorable Dolores Sloviter, former Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.