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 College. 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.