Richard Marsico is Professor of Law and Director of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law at New York Law School. He teaches Torts, Professional Responsibility, Special Education Law and Practice, the Impact Center Colloquium: Legal Practice for Social Change, the Regulatory Advocacy Clinic, and Race, Bias, and Advocacy.
Marsico served as president of the Mamaroneck Union Free District School Board and is the founder and board chair of The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice in the Bronx, New York. He also serves as a New York State impartial hearing officer.
He is the author of law review articles about community reinvestment and home mortgage lending, clinical teaching, and special education, as well as two books, Special Education Law and Practice: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2017), and Democratizing Capital: The History, Law, and Reform of the Community Reinvestment Act (Carolina Academic Press 2005).
Marsico graduated from Fordham University, summa cum laude, in 1982, with majors in philosophy and history. He was the editor-in-chief of The Ram, Fordham’s student newspaper. He graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1985, where he was the executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Following law school, Marsico was a law clerk to Hon. Shirley Wohl Kram in the Southern District of New York. He then worked as an attorney in the Bronx neighborhood office of the civil division of the Legal Aid society, where he specialized in class action litigation around housing and working with community organizers to represent tenant associations in rent strikes, repair cases, and urban homesteading efforts.