Maya Grosz is the Director of the Skills Curriculum at Seton Hall. She oversees all of the required and elective non-clinic courses that teach students practical lawyering skills, along with the student competitions that involve the exercise of practical skills. Maya’s primary areas of interest in teaching and scholarship focus on teaching students lawyering skills, interactive pedagogy, as well as state regulation of the family through family law and criminal law. Prior to joining the faculty of Seton Hall in 2009, Maya was an Acting Assistant Professor of Law at New York University School of Law where she taught Lawyering, a course on legal process, writing, research, fact development, methods of advocacy, and peer and self-evaluation. Before that she was the Director of the Civil Unit at Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, where she managed a team of attorneys and staff who provided representation to criminal defense clients in collateral civil proceedings. She also trained and supervised the staff in all areas of practice, including federal civil rights actions, family and housing courts matters, and various administrative proceedings. Maya was a staff attorney in the civil unit for over two years before taking on the position of director.
Maya graduated magna cum laude in 1999 from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Service Scholar and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, Maya clerked in the chambers of the Honorable James C. Francis IV, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York. Maya received her B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 1993 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
To Have and To Hold: Property and State Regulation of Sexuality and Marriage, 24 N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change 235 (1998)
Provisions for Alternative Care for Children Deprived of Their Family Environment, in The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification 207, (Jonathan Todres et al. eds.) (2006)