Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay, received four journalism awards at the Delaware Press Association dinner in May. Professor Browne-Marshall, a legal correspondent who covers the U.S. Supreme Court and national law issues, earned two first place awards, a second place and an honorable mention for her syndicated columns.
Professor Browne-Marshall’s articles on affirmative action, Trayvon Martin, black farmers and health care were lauded as well-written and forceful. One judge said Gloria Browne-Marshall "has clearly done her homework and writes with a true sense of conviction." A New York City resident, Professor Browne-Marshall balances writing her weekly column with teaching constitutional law and evidence full-time at the College. She says her goal is "to bridge the gap between laws, policies and the people governed by them."
An attorney with a litigation background in civil rights, children's health care, education and criminal justice issues, Professor Browne-Marshall is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Law and Policy Group, a think tank that analyzes laws and policies affecting the lives of children, women and people of color. The nonprofit organization also publishes the Report on the Status of Black Women and Girls®. A former Legal Advisor to the Permanent Representation to the United Nations in Geneva and New York of the African Bureau of Educational Sciences/OAU, she has presented interventions before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on issues of racial justice.
Professor Browne-Marshall is the author of two books, The Constitution: Major Cases and Conflicts and, more recently, Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present.
The Delaware Press Association cited Professor Browne-Marshall for:
First Place in the General Column category for her articles "Affirmative Action: A Shared Burden" and "From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin," published by CNN online and the Institute of the Black World, respectively.
First Place in the Editorial/Opinion, Online Article category for "Affirmative Action: A Shared Burden," published by CNN online.
Second Place in the Columns category for two articles, "Black Farmers Still Await Discrimination Settlement" and "Healthcare and the Court: No Laughing Matter," published in The Bay State Banner newspaper.
Honorable Mentions in the Columns category for "Healthcare Upheld! Now What?" and "The Power of Black Women," in the Milwaukee Courier newspaper.