Dena M. Marks
B.B.A., high honors, Davenport University, 1991
J.D., cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1995
Before joining Cooley's full-time faculty, Professor Marks practiced law in the Lansing area, concentrating in the areas of tort, contract, and insurance law. She also served as an adjunct professor at Cooley, teaching Scholarly Writing and Advanced Research and Writing.
In law school, she was a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. She also won several American Jurisprudence Awards.
Professor Marks teaches Contracts I, Contracts II, and Sales and Negotiable Instruments.
Dena M. Marks, Rory and the Common Law Contract Defense of Unconscionability in Michigan: Is the Defense Still Viable?, 10 Thomas M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clin. L.71 (2007).
Dena M. Marks & John H. Marks, Lingering Questions about the Wrongful Death of a Previable Fetus, 83 Mich. B. J. 28 (2004).
Dena M. Marks, Person v. Potential: Judicial Struggles to Decide Claims Arising from the Death of an Embryo or Fetus and Michigan’s Struggle to Settle the Question, 37 Akron L. Rev. 41 (2004).
Books and Chapters in Books
Marks, Dena M. "2005 Supplement to Civil Procedure § 1-447." In Michigan Law & Practice Encyclopedia 2d. Charlottesville, VA: Lexis Law Publishing, 1999.
Marks, Dena M. "2005 Supplement to Civil Rights § 1-86." In Michigan Law & Practice Encyclopedia 2d. Charlottesville, VA: Lexis Law Publishing, 1999.
Book Reviews and Other Short Works
Dena M. Brown & David J. Houston, Use ADR That Provides 'due process' Fairness to Participants, BRIEFS of the Ingham County Bar Association (January 1995).
Dena M. Brown, Practical Tips for Drafting and Responding to Discovery Requests, Michigan Discovery Skills Seminar for Paralegals, HMS Continuing Legal Education. May 8, 1998.