Marcella David

Marcella David

Marcella David

Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University 
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 301
Phone: 850.645.0365
Fax: 850.644.5487


J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Michigan Law School, 1989
B.S., cum laude, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986

Marcella David joined the College of Law in 2017. Before coming to FSU, she was a law professor, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Previously, David was an associate dean and professor of law and international studies at the University of Iowa College of Law. She also has visited at the University of Chicago School of Law, where she taught Contracts and Equal Protection, and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before entering academia, David clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. 

Her research interests include the use of economic and other sanctions, international criminal law and questions related to international organizations.