Marcia Narine Weldon

Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 1992, Harvard Law School
B.S. 1988, Columbia University

Phone: (305) 284-6534
Office: C420

Professor Narine Weldon teaches Legal Communications and compliance courses. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University. After graduating, she worked as a law clerk to former Justice Marie Garibaldi of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, a commercial litigator with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York, and as an employment lawyer with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius in Miami. She spent several years in-house as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well as the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards, and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder, a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company. She oversaw the company's global compliance, business ethics, privacy, government relations, environmental compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate responsibility, and labor and employment legal programs. In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed her to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. She also served on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust from 2014-2017.
Her teaching and research interests include corporate governance, employment law, regulatory compliance, corporate social responsibility, and the intersection of business and human rights. She has taught civil procedure, business associations, professional responsibility, employment law, business and human rights, corporate governance, compliance, and social responsibility, and legal issues for startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses at other institutions. She has been admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, Florida and the United States Supreme Court, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Verge, the Guardian, NPR Marketplace, Compliance Week and other news outlets around the world. She has served as a mentor for the Law School’s LawWithoutWalls since its inception, and blogs weekly for the Business Law Professor Blog.


Beyond Bitcoin: Leveraging Blockchain to Benefit Business and Society, with Rachel Epstein, 20 Transactions: TENN. J. Bus. L. 837 (2019).

Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Social Responsibility in the Trump/Pence Era, 19 TRANSACTIONS: THE TENNESSEE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW 31 (2018).

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Americas: Fact or Fiction , From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined (2018).

You Say Embargo, I Say Bloqueo—A Policy Recommendation for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment and Safeguarding Human Rights in Cuba, 32 Emory International Law Review 49 (2017).

The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly Traded Companies, 18 U. Penn J. Bus Law (2016).

Disclosing Disclosure’s Defects: Addressing Corporate Irresponsibility for Human Rights Impacts, 47 Columbia Human Rights Law Review (2016).

Fifty Years after the Passage of Title VII: Is it Time for the Government to Use the Bully Pulpit to Enact a Status-Blind Harassment Statute?, 89 St. Johns Law Review (2016).

Ten Ethics-Based Questions for U.S. Companies Seeking to do Business in Cuba, 19 Compliance Elliance Journal (2015).

Living in a Material World – From Naming and Shaming to Knowing and Showing, The Business and Human Rights Landscape-Moving Forward, Looking Back (2015).

Climate Change and Business Law in the United States: Using Procurement, Pay, and Policy Changes to Influence Corporate Behaviour, 11 European Company Law Journal (2014).

From Kansas to the Congo: Why Naming and Shaming Corporations through Dodd-Frank's Corporate Governance Disclosure Won't Solve a Human Rights Crisis, 25 U.L. Rev. (2013).

Whistleblowers and Rogues: The Urgent Call for an Affirmative Defense to Corporate Criminal Liability, 62 Catholic University Law Review (2013).

 Media Appearances

Radio: NPR Morning Report January 24 2018 Kimberly Adams interviewed me regarding corporate governance and privacy concerns when a board of directors demands health information from a Chief Executive Officer.

Phone: (305) 284-6534
Office: C420
Faculty Assistant

Hernandez, Sylvia

Phone: (305)284-4266
Office: G387

Area of Expertise

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Labor and Employment Law

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