Natasha Martin named one of 50 most influential minority law professors

(April 16, 2014) Associate Professor Natasha Martin has been named to Lawyers of Color's "50 under 50" list of minority law professors under age 50 making an impact in legal education. The magazine's 2014 issue is scheduled to be released in April. (Find the issue online here. Professor Martin is on page 16.)

Natasha martinProfessor Martin has served the past two years as associate dean for research and faculty development. She is a research fellow with the 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, and her 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.

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