Professor Tanya Marsh elected American College of Real Estate Lawyers Fellow

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Professor of Law Tanya Marsh, an expert in human remains, created the first Funeral and Cemetery Law course in an American law school.

Professor Tanya Marsh has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), the premier organization of U.S. real estate lawyers.

Admission to ACREL is by invitation only, following nomination and a rigorous peer review process, according to the organization.  An election to fellowship is extended only to those with outstanding legal ability who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct and have contributed substantially to the improvement of real estate law. Members of ACREL are distinguished, nationally-known lawyers who have a minimum of 10 years experience in real estate law.

Marsh is licensed to practice law in Indiana, and practiced real estate and corporate law with two large regional firms and in-house with a retail real estate investment trust prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest School of Law in 2010. Marsh is one of only 13 ACREL fellows from Indiana and the only woman.

Marsh teaches Property, Real Estate Transactions, and Funeral and Cemetery Law. She also coordinates and teaches the 1L Professional Development class. Her scholarship addresses commercial real estate, the regulation of community banks, and the laws regarding the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains. She is the chair of the Legal Education Committee of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, and remains actively involved in the ABA and other professional organizations.