Associate Professor of Law
Dean Martin is a Research Fellow of the law school's Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and serves on its Steering Committee. She teaches in the areas of Employment Discrimination and Professional Responsibility. Professor Martin's interdisciplinary research focuses on employment discrimination law, critical race theory, and organizational behavior. The main thrust of her academic work centers on contemporary workplace realities and the impact of discrimination law on the inclusion of women, people of color and other marginalized groups. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Professor Martin is dedicated to gender and racial equity, and is serving a second appointment to the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission. Before joining the legal academy, Professor Martin spent several years in private law firm practice focusing on employment discrimination litigation, and served as in-house employment legal counsel to a financial services company in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Martin also served two years as law clerk to the Honorable Clarence Cooper of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She earned her B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
- B.S., cum laude, Xavier University of Louisiana; AT&T Merit Scholar
- J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1994; Notre Dame Scholar; Nathan Burkan Memorial Writing Competition winner; National Moot Court team director
- Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Clarence Cooper, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- Admitted to practice in Georgia and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- Employment Discrimination
- Professional Responsibility