Marilyn F. Preston
Marilyn Preston has been a Professor of Legal Research and Writing at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1995. Professor Preston is a graduate of Emory University (BA) and the University of California, Hastings (JD).
Professor Preston has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System, and was appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Committee of Libraries, Legal Research, and Legal Publications. She is a member of the Michigan and California Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and the Legal Writing Institute. Professor Preston presented at the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) Conference in Chicago, Ill. in the summer of 1994, “A How-To Manual on Drafting Problems for Research and Non-Research Legal Writing Assignments,” and co-presented at the 1998 LWI Conference in Ann Arbor, MI about the evolution and development of the University of Toledo’s Legal Writing Program. She was also part of a panel presentation at the 2000 LWI Conference in Seattle, WA on creating an Advanced Legal Writing course and was on a panel with Joseph Kimble and Mary Beth Beazley at the 2004 Great Lakes Legal Writing Consortium Conference at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Professor Preston was the 2004 recipient of an Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Scholarship Research Grant for her proposal on teaching appellate mediation as part of an advanced appellate advocacy course.