Associate Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 334
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. 2006, Yale Law School; Ph.D. (Ethics) 2006, Yale University; B.A. 1996, Cedarville College
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Michigan
Prior to joining the MSU College of Law in 2008, Mark Totten was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff, where he drafted numerous briefs on a variety of statutory and constitutional issues. Totten clerked for Judge Thomas Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where he worked on numerous national security matters. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Ethics from Yale University.
Totten’s current work is in the area of consumer protection. He is focused on the role states should play to protect consumers in the financial marketplace.
At MSU College of Law, Totten teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I, Criminal Procedure II, Constitutional Law I, State Constitutional Law, National Security Law, and Lawyers & Ethics.
In addition to teaching and writing, Totten recently served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Western District of Michigan). He has briefed and argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving predatory lending, child exploitation, domestic violence, and drug and gun crimes.
For a recent profile, see “Keeping the Faith: Mark Totten,” Detroit Legal News, Dec. 12, 2012.