Madelyn Ferrans

Madelyn Ferrans

Lecturer of Law, Co-Director of the Pre-Law Program
Department of Social Sciences and History



  • American Government
  • Introduction to Law
  • Mock Trial
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civic Engagement
  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Residential Segregation (School of Public and Global Affairs)


Professor Ferrans is currently conducting research on racial residential segregation in New Jersey. She and her team have extensively analyzed data showing the persistent residential segregation in the State and have identified well-integrated towns. They are looking to produce an index of diversity, equity, and inclusion in New Jersey municipalities.


  • BA, The College of William and Mary
  • JD, The Washington College of Law, American University

Academic Profile

Professor Ferrans is a lawyer and educator with over 15 years of experience combining strengths in Law, Education, and Curriculum Design. Professor Ferrans was a recipient of the prestigious Becton Fellowship and was awarded the first-ever Becton Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. She helped start FDU’s Mock Trial team, an academic club competing in inter-collegiate competitions, and currently serves as team advisor.  Professor Ferrans is Co-director of the Pre-Law program and advisor to numerous pre-law clubs.  Professor Ferrans previously served as a litigation associate, government attorney, and law clerk.

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