Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

Tanya Marsh primarily teaches Property, Decedents Estates and Trusts, and the only course in a U.S. law school on Funeral and Cemetery Law, and Professional Development. Her scholarship focuses on laws regarding the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains. Marsh is the author of The Law of Human Remains (2015), the first treatise on the subject in more than 50 years, and co-author (with Daniel Gibson) of Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States (2015). She frequently writes and speaks about issues related to the law of human remains. She also publishes a podcast on the topic called Death, et seq. (https://deathetseq.com/)


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2000
  • BA, Indiana University, 1994



  • Grave New World: Readings in American Funeral and Cemetery Law (William S. Hein & Company).
  • Real Property for the Real World: Building Skills Through Case Study (Foundation Press 2016) (with Heather Way, Lucille Wood).
  • Regulation of the Funeral Industry: A Legal Research Guide (William S. Hein & Company).
  • Disposition of Human Remains: A Legal Research Guide (William S. Hein & Company 2015).
  • Cemetery Law: the Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States (God's Acre Publishing 2015).
  • Law of Human Remains (Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company 2015).
  • Real Property in the Real World (Foundation Press) (with Heather Way, Lucille Wood).

Book Chapters

  • A Brief History of the American Cemetery, in Green Burial.




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Tanya Marsh
Contact Information

Worrell 2115 and 3302
  • Cemetery Law
  • Funeral Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Property
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills & Trusts