Department of Law

Department of Law
Marya N. Cotten
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Marya Cotten received her juris doctorate from the University
of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Politics/Public Policy Analysis from Pomona
Cotten will teach a variety of business law classes. Her research interests include social
entrepreneurship, cross-sector partnerships, and sustainability. Cotten is continuing to
pursue her interest in sustainability in real estate development and is studying to become
a LEED certified professional. She has presented a paper on the legal complications of
social entrepreneurship at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business conference, and coauthored the paper, which was published in the American Business Law Journal. She is a
member of the bar in New York and Washington, as well as a member of the Academy of
Legal Studies in Business.
Prior to joining Baruch College, Cotten worked as a VP for Acquisitions at the Hudson
Yards Development Corporation, a non-profit set up by the Bloomberg Administration to
implement and manage the economic and real estate development on the far west side of
Manhattan. Prior to Hudson Yards, Cotten had eight years of experience as a real estate
and corporate attorney, most recently at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City.