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About Mary Margaret Penrose

A professor of law at Texas A&M University in Fort Worth, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose teaches a variety of law courses, including constitutional law, criminal procedure, and the First Amendment. In 2010, she earned accolades at the university with an award for most outstanding first-year professor and as upper-level professor of the year in 2011, 2012, and 2015. In addition to her work at the university, Mary Margaret Penrose has served as a faculty advisor for the Law Review and the Student Bar Association.

Active within the legal community, Meg Penrose has published a number of articles, essays, and editorials. Her writings appeared in USA Today on both April 29 and June 29, 2015, when she discussed gay marriage.

Mary Margaret Penrose also has given interviews and contributed editorials to numerous media outlets, both locally and nationally. On WOAI News, she discussed the Supreme Court handling of the issue of gay marriage. In April 2015, she appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper and discussed jury considerations for the Boston Marathon trial. She also spoke on KURV 710 NewsTalk Radio about religious liberty, same-sex marriage, and Kim Davis, a court clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Professor of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law
Aug 2000Aug 2009

Professor of Law

University of Oklahoma College of Law


Jan 1999


University of Notre Dame
Jan 1993


Pepperdine University