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Lisa V. Martin

Title: Assistant Professor of Law
Department: Clinical Legal Education
School of Law
E-mail: lvmartin@law.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-2490
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Room 358
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV [pdf]
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Lisa V. Martin

Background

Lisa Martin is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  She specializes in legal issues relating to gender-based violence, the rights of adolescents, and the regulation of the family.  Her research has been published in the Hastings Law Journal, the Indiana Law Review, the Clinical Law Review, and other journals.  Her current scholarship explores the viability of civil protection orders as a remedy to prevent forced marriage.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina faculty, Professor Martin was a member of the faculty at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she was the Co-Director of the Families and the Law Clinic, the Director of the Experiential Curriculum, and taught Gender, Law, and Policy.  She also taught International Rights of Women as a lecturer at the George Washington University Law School.  In addition, Professor Martin was a staff attorney and director of the Teen Dating Violence Program at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) in Washington, D.C., and a litigation associate at Arent Fox LLP. 

Professor Martin received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the College of William and Mary, and her J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Teaching

  • Domestic Violence Clinic 
  • Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation (LAWS 771)

Scholarship

  • Bridging the Justice Gap in Family Law: Repurposing Federal IV-D Funding to Expand Community Based Legal and Social Services for Parents, 67 Hastings L.J. 1265 (2016)(symposium) (with Stacy Brustin).
  • Paved with Good Intentions: Federal Proposals to Integrate Child Support and Parenting Time, 48 Ind. L. Rev. 803 (2015) (with Stacy Brustin).
  • Reconsidering Dual Consent, 82 UMKC L. Rev. 705 (2014).
  • What’s Love Got to Do with It: Securing Access to Justice for Teens, 61 Cath. U. L. Rev. 457 (2012) (reprinted, in part, in Nancy K.D. Lemon, Domestic Violence Law at 293 (West, 4th ed. 2013)).
  • Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Systematically Including Community Legal Education in Law School Clinics, 18 Clinical L. Rev. 401 (2012) (with Margaret Martin Barry, A. Rachel Camp, Margaret E. Johnson, and Catherine F. Klein).