Professor Tanya Marsh co-authors casebook, ‘Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study’, and contributes to national conversation on fetal burial laws

Photo of Wake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh inside the Worrell Professional Center

Professor Tanya Marsh co-authored, “Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study,” a first-of-its-kind book which features eight in-depth case studies based on real cases, real people, real documents and real problems.

The casebook was co-written with University of Texas School of Law Professors Heather Way and Lucille Wood.

“Using the case studies in the book, students are challenged to apply property doctrines prospectively and to think about identifying and addressing client problems in a way that they are not typically challenged to do so during the first year of law school,” Professor Marsh says.

In addition to her scholarship in real estate law, Professor Marsh teaches funeral and cemetery law. Recently, Professor Marsh contributed to the national discussion on fetal burial laws, authoring an analysis of Texas’s new fetal burial rules and the Huffington Post blog post, “Pence’s Legacy: Indiana Law Requires Burial or Cremation of Blighted Ovum.”

Professor Marsh and the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy will host a spring symposium entitled, “Disrupting the Death Care Paradigm: Challenges to the Regulation of the Funeral Industry and the American Way of Death” on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Caitlin Doughty, a well-known voice in the Death Positivist movement and author of a New York Times best-seller, will give the keynote address.