Tanya Marsh

Tanya Marsh

Professor of Law

Tanya Marsh teaches Property, Real Estate Transactions, a Seminar on Law, Business, and the Economy, Funeral and Cemetery Law, and Professional Development. Her scholarship addresses commercial real estate, the regulation of community banks, and the laws regarding the status, treatment, and disposition of human remains. A graduate of Indiana University and Harvard Law School, before joining the Wake Forest faculty in 2010, Marsh clerked for the Indiana Supreme Court, practiced commercial real estate and corporate law with two large Indianapolis law firms, and spent five years as in-house counsel with a public shopping center REIT. Marsh is involved in the leadership of the American Bar Association's Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section and is a frequent contributor to that section's CLE offerings. She also writes for The Huffington Post, PropertyProf Blog (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/), and The Funeral Law Blog (http://funerallaw.typepad.com).Read more »


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