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Matthew Marin

Matthew Marin

Director of Academic & Student Services, and ASSOCIATE Professor

B.A., Lawrence University, Cum Laude 2008
J.D., WMU-Cooley Law School, Magna Cum Laude, 2013
LL.M., WMU-Cooley Law School, 2015

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"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey, Attributed

I joined the WMU-Cooley full-time faculty as a Visiting Professor in 2019. I also serve the law school as the Director of Academic & Student Services.

I currently teach Contracts, Florida Bar Exam Skills, and Bar Exam Skills. Previously, I served the law school as the Academic Resource Center Coordinator and as an Adjunct Professor teaching Research & Writing, Drafting, Florida Bar Exam Distinctions, BarPlus, Florida Bar Workshop, and Introduction to Law I and II.

Before joining WMU-Cooley, I was a teaching assistant at Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin. During law school, at WMU-Cooley, I served as a grade appeals magistrate, a student ambassador, Law Review Managing Associate Editor, and as a Teaching Assistant for Scholarly Writing.

I am Of Counsel with the Marin Law Firm in Marquette, Michigan, assisting with the research, drafting, and writing of appellate briefs. I have also been a volunteer with the Bay Area Legal Services Domestic Violence Assistance Project and with the Family Forms Clinic.


  • Florida Contract Law: Cases, Problems & Materials; see www.mylegs.org.


  • Matthew Marin & Courtney Yonker, Twisting the Tale on Imposter Syndrome, Student Lawyer (January 27, 2023).
  • Matthew Marin & Tonya Krause-Phelan, The Lawyer's Journey from Mentee to Mentor, The Young Lawyer (January 20, 2023).
  • Matthew Marin, Tips for Law Students on How to Send a Professional Email, Student Lawyer (December 12, 2022).
  • Matthew Marin & Amanda Fisher, Inclusion in Legal Writing: A  Practitioner's Guide, American Bar Association After the Bar (November 9, 2022).
  • Matthew Marin, Memorization Techniques for Law Students, Student Lawyer (September 14, 2022).
  • Matthew Marin & Jayson Thomas, All Humans Are Mortal: Syllogisms for Legal-Analysis Success, Student Lawyer (July 4, 2022).
  • Matthew Marin, Two Sides of the Dog Collar: Puppy Contract Musings, WMU-Cooley Law School Blog (June 13, 2022). 
  • Matthew Marin & Amanda M. Fisher, Wellness: Be Proactive!, Student Lawyer (May 16, 2022). 
  • Matthew Marin, Be on your GAME: Etiquette tips for law students, Student Lawyer (December 13, 2021). 
  • Paul Carrier & Matthew Marin, Two, Three, or Four Prongs? The Contractual Defense of Unilateral Mistake in Florida, The Florida Bar Journal, November/December 2021, Vol. 95, No. 6, at 16.
  • Matthew Smith-Marin & Amanda M. Fisher, Asynchronous Teaching Methodologies: Pandemic Reflections and Best Practices, The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section Academic Support, Summer/Fall 2021, at 11.
  • Amanda M. Fisher & Matthew Marin, Leading with Compassion: Reflections on Post-COVID-19 Legal Education, The Learning Curve: A Publication of the AALS Section Academic Support, Winter/ Spring 2021, at 14.

Lectures & Workshops

  • "Memory: The Past, Present, & Future of Law School Exams" for Hamilton Lugar School Symposium (June 17, 2022). 
  • "EXCELerate: A Seamless Skills Curriculum From Pre-Orientation Through The First Term," for The South Florida Regional ASP Conference (January 28, 2022). 
  • “Creating and Administering an Asynchronous Course: Why it Works, and Why We Plan to Keep Doing it This Way,” for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer 2021 Conference (June 10, 2021).
  • “Compassion in Law School: Post-COVID-19 Implications" for Hamilton Lugar School Symposium (January 14, 2021).
  • “Remote Teaching Methods: Best Practices" for the New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference (March 26, 2021).