Marcy Strauss

Professor of Law

BS, with highest distinction, Northwestern University
JD, Georgetown University Law Center


Marcy Strauss is a widely-cited scholar of criminal procedure.  Her primary areas of expertise include Miranda, the nature of consent, and freedom of speech; she has also written and lectured extensively on the illegality of torture.  The U.S. Supreme Court cited her scholarship in Berghuis v. Thompkins, 130 S. Ct. 2250 (2010), Maryland v. Shatzer, 130 S. Ct. 1213 (2010), and Georgia v. Randolph,  547 U.S. 103 (2006).   In 2011, she received the Excellence in Teaching award from the graduating class.  She served as law clerk to the Honorable James B. Moran of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and joined the Loyola faculty in 1984.

Selected Scholarship

  • Reconsidering Suspect Classifications, 35 Seattle L. Rev. 135 (2011).
  • The Sounds of Silence, 17 William & Mary Bill of Rights L.J. 773 (2009).
  • Understanding Davis v. United States, 40 Loyola L. Rev. (2007).
  • The Lessons of Abu Ghaib, 66 Ohio State L.J. 1269 (2005).
  • Torture, 48 N. Y. L. Rev. 201 (2003-04).
  • Reconstructing Consent, 92 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 211 (2002).
  • Silence, 35 Loyola L. Rev. 101 (2001).
  • Sequestration, 24 Amer. J. of Crim. L. 65 (1996).
  • From Witness to Riches: The Constitutionality of Restricting Witness Speech, 38 Ariz. L. Rev. 291 (1996).
  • Reinterrogation, 22 Hastings Const. L.Q. 359 (1995).
  • Juror Journalism, 12 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 389 (1994).
  • Redefining the Captive Audience Doctrine, 19 Hastings Const. L.Q. 85 (1991).
  • Sexist Speech in the Workplace, 25 Harv. C.R. C.L. L. Rev. 1 (1990).
  • Toward a Revised Model of Attorney-Client Relationship:  The Argument for Autonomy, 65 N.C. L. Rev. 315-349 (1987).
Representative Academic Presentations
  • Speaker, “The Origins of the 4th Amendment,” University of California, Irvine.
  • Speaker, "Constitutional Issues involved in Interrogation and Torture," Loyola Marymount University.
  • Speaker, "Is Torture Ever Justified?" University of San Francisco Law School.
  • Speaker, "Torture and the Ticking Bomb," Cleveland State Law School.
  • Speaker, "Sexual Harassment and the First Amendment," Federalist Society National Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Speaker, "Sexual Harassment," Anti-Defamation Society in New York, NY.
  • Speaker, "Law and Interrogation in War and Peace," Ohio State Law School.