Professor Phyllis C. Marion was recruited to California Western to oversee the planning and construction of its new law library. In 2000 the first law library built in the new millennium opened with a great celebration attended by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who helped dedicate the new facility. In retirement, Professor Marion continues her long volunteer involvement with the Friends of the San Diego Library.
- JD William Mitchell College of Law [magna cum laude]
- MA University of Chicago [library science]
- BA Michigan State University [cum laude]