Marie A. Failinger, Esq.
Marie A. Failinger is a Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Law and Religion. Among her professional associations, she serves as secretary of the governing board of the National Equal Justice Library and the Editorial Council of The Journal of Lutheran Ethics and has served on the Executive Committees of the AALS Sections on Professional Responsibility, Law and Religion and Poverty Law.
Her public service includes membership on several committees of Minnesota Women Lawyers and on the governing boards of Central Minnesota Legal Services, Church Innovations Institute, Lutheran Innovations and the American Indian Policy Center, as well as being a member of several advisory groups. She has published extensively in legal and theological journals in professional responsibility, constitutional law, women’s issues, law and religion, and poverty law. Professor Failinger holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and an LL.M. from Yale Law School. She has served as a visiting fellow at the University of Chicago Divinity School and, prior to teaching, she was a managing attorney at Legal Services Organization of Indiana.