Maya Russell

Maya Russell

Pre-Law Advisor

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Maya Russell serves as the Pre-Law Advisor in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising. She is Advisor to Furman’s Pre-Law Society and currently serves as Co-President of Quaternion Senior Order. Additionally, Maya holds several national level positions, currently serving as Chair of the Pre-Law Advisor National Council (PLANC), President of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SAPLA), and as Co-Chair for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School Pre-Law Advisor Committee. She also serves on the pre-law advisory committees for AccessLex and JD Next.

Maya received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, M.A. from the University of Montana, and B.A. from New York University. Prior to joining Furman, Maya served as an attorney for the United States District Court for the Districts of Wyoming and South Carolina. She has served as a faculty member at Casper College and at the University of Wyoming-Casper where she taught courses including American Government, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence, and Politics and Judicial Process. Maya is licensed to practice law in Washington State, Colorado, and Wyoming. She met her husband, Brook Russell (a statistician at Clemson University), in her hometown of Perth, Western Australia.


  • J.D., University of North Carolina
  • M.A., Montana University
  • B.A., New York University