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Joseph F. Rice School of Law


Lisa V. Martin

Title: Associate Professor of Law
Joseph F. Rice School of Law
Phone: 803-777-2490
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV [pdf]
Lisa V. Martin


Lisa Martin is an associate 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 access to justice. Her scholarship draws from her experiences advocating for adults and adolescents who have been subjected to dating and domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, and working with families living in poverty.

Martin is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a former Bellows Scholar, a member of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center’s Board and the NMRS Center on Professionalism’s Advisory Board, and an affiliate faculty member of the USC Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

Martin has held a number of leadership roles in the clinical legal education community including serving as co-president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), treasurer of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education, and as a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Association of American Law Schools Annual Clinical Legal Education Conference. 

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Martin was a faculty member at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Prior to that, she taught International Rights of Women as a lecturer at the George Washington University Law School, directed the Teen Dating Violence Program at Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE) in Washington, D.C., and practiced at Arent Fox LLP. 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.


  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Evidence
  • Gender-Based Violence Seminar
  • Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation


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