School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5601
Jonathan L. Marshfield
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Phone: (479) 575-6820
Office: WATR 314
Professor Jonathan Marshfield earned his B.A. from Cedarville University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. He earned his LL.M. in legal theory from New York University School of Law.
Professor Marshfield’s research focuses on state constitutional law and comparative legal systems, with a particular emphasis on federalism and institutional design. His research into South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy has been cited by leading scholars in various law reviews, textbooks, and academic journals. Professor Marshfield’s recent work has appeared in the Penn State Law Review, the Rutgers Law Journal, and the Washington University Global Studies Law Review.
Prior to joining the University of Arkansas faculty, Professor Marshfield clerked for Chief Justice James R. Zazzali of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey and Judge Robert B. Kugler, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Professor Marshfield also has significant commercial litigation experience with Latham & Watkins LLP and Saul Ewing LLP.
Dimensions of Constitutional Change, 43 RUTGERS L. J. 593 (2013) (reviewing CONSTITUTIONAL DYNAMICS IN FEDERAL SYSTEMS (M. Burgess & G. A. Tarr eds. 2012)) (solicited).
Models of Subnational Constitutionalism, 115 PENN ST. L. REV. 1151 (2011) (solicited)
Federalism and Political Competition in Emerging Democracies, 10 WASH. U. GLOBAL STUD. L. REV. 297 (2011)
Evaluating South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Democratic Prospects through the Lens of Economic Development Theory, 9 RICH. J. GLOBAL L. & BUS. 431 (2010)
Providing Meaningful Judicial Review of Municipal Redevelopment Designations: Redevelopment in New Jersey Before and After Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. v. Borough of Paulsboro, 40 RUTGERS L. J. 451 (2009) (with Chief Justice James R. Zazzali)
Authorizing Subnational Constitutions in Transitional Federal States: South Africa, Democracy, and the KwaZulu-Natal Constitution, 41 VAND. J. OF TRANSNAT’L L. 585 (2008)
A Tribute to Chief Justice James R. Zazzali: More Than a “Caretaker”, 59 RUTGERS L. REV. 667 (2007) (co-author)
Speeches and Presentations
Ethics, Cornell University - Program on Agricultural and Small Business Finance, Syracuse, New York, December 2012 (instructor)
Models of Subnational Constitutionalism, Penn State Law Review Symposium: State and Subnational Constitutional Law in the 21st Century, State College, Pennsylvania, September 2010 (invited guest presenter)
Subnational Constitution-Making in Transitional Federal States - South Africa, Democracy, and the KwaZulu-Natal Constitution, International Association of Constitutional Law: VIIth World Congress on Constitutional Law, Workshop 11: Subnational Constitutions in Federal Constitutional States, June 2007 (contributed paper in absentia)