Professor Anya A. Marino (she/her) teaches Shepard Broad College of Law’s Appellate Practice Workshop and volunteers her time coaching the college’s many moot court teams. Professor Marino is the ACLU of Florida's Deputy Legal Director. She oversees the ACLU of Florida’s voting rights litigation and actively participates in the ACLU’s LGBTQ and HIV-related litigation. She use litigation, education, and other advocacy methods to advance voting rights and justice for marginalized communities. Her scholarly interests involve gender discrimination, queer and gender theory, statutory and constitutional construction, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. She publishes and presents on issues related to transgender discrimination.
Professor Marino was part of a litigation team that challenged legislative and executive efforts to undermine Florida’s 2018 Voting Restoration Amendment, which endeavored to restore voting rights to approximately 1.4 million people with previous felony convictions.
Professor Marino previously practiced in Maryland and Washington, DC, where she litigated employment discrimination, wage and hour, and whistleblower matters. Before joining the ACLU, Professor Marino worked for a law firm in Annapolis, Maryland and as an Assistant County Attorney in the Anne Arundel County Office of Law’s Government and Operations Section. She also worked for a criminal practice in the District of Columbia, briefing matters in the federal and District of Columbia’s appellate courts. After law school, Professor Marino clerked for Associate Judge Michele D. Hotten during her tenure on the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Professor Marino graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. During law school, she participated in the Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic, co-chaired the Fall Moot Court Competition, and assisted in the preparation, research, and editing of Maryland’s brief opposing a petition to the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in a matter regarding the scope of the Second Amendment. She also served as an Asper Fellow to Associate Judge Lynne A. Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Professor Marino received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from The Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Marino is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.