Marina Angel Pioneering Attorney for Civil Rights and Women’s Issues
As a writer, teacher, and scholar, Professor Marina Angel has dedicated herself to improving the status of women and minorities in the legal profession and reforming the profession to facilitate their advancement. Professor Angel’s writings have focused on sexual harassment, abuse, and violence against women and girls, legal education, criminal law, and labor and employment law.
In 1965, Professor Angel earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and began her legal career in 1969, when she received a law degree (magna cum laude) from Columbia Law School. Professor Angel joined the faculty of Temple University Law School in 1978, where she served a number of key roles both on the faculty and the administration, and served in chair and advisory roles for law school committees and student groups as well.
Beyond Temple, Professor Angel has served key leadership roles at the Association of American Law Schools and is active in the American Bar Association, also holding membership in the bar associations of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania.
In June of 2018, after forty years at Temple University, she retired. She continues to live in Philadelphia and is currently a member of the Greek Orthodox community of St. George Cathedral, where she also continues to give of her time to the Ladies Philoptochos.
Notable awards and accomplishments, in addition to her over forty publications:
- 1995 – General Counsel, Modern Greek Studies Association and the Greek American Women’s Network in NY 1996 – Sandra Day O’Connor Award, Philadelphia Bar Association
- 1998 – Anne X. Alpern Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women
- 2003 – Special Achievement Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association
- 2004 – Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. American Bar Association Fall
- 2006 – Kate Stoneman Professorship of Law and Democracy, Albany Law School. Spring 2007 – Kate Stoneman Award from Albany Law School.
- Spring 2010 – Professor Angel taught Comparative Employment and Labor Law and Comparative Criminal Justice in Tokyo at Temple University Japan.