Adjunct Professor of Law
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Marissa Lawall received her J.D. from Penn State Dickinson Law and graduated with a B.S. in criminal justice and minor in psychology from Cedar Crest College. LaWall is a former PHLP intern, and externed in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Health Care Section. Prior to law school, LaWall was a legal assistant in a Social Security Disability law office. She received the Monroe E. Trout Legal Medicine Award for Excellence in 2018 and was recognized as a Dickinson Law Miller Center Distinguished Advocate during law school. LaWall is also among the first to be honored with the Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Recent Alumna Award from Dickinson Law, an award presented annually to honor a recent graduate who represents exceptional dedication to her job, is a pioneer in her field, and who promotes the encouragement of women in the legal field.
LaWall serves on the Board of Directors for Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, an organization dedicated to eliminating domestic and intimate partner abuse in the Lehigh Valley through survivor empowerment, and community education and engagement.
She has dedicated her legal career to public interest work and is committed to giving a legal a voice to individuals who may not otherwise have an opportunity to be heard.