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Margaret Martin

Cinical Instructor

  • Degrees:

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., Boston University
  • Contact:

  • margaret.martin@shu.edu
  • Tel:  973-642-8480
  • Courses:

  • Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic

Margaret Martin

Margaret Martin

Cinical Instructor

Margaret Martin co-teaches the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, where she focuses on asylum and refugee law, immigrant workers’ rights, immigrant victims of trafficking and other crimes, and international human rights issues. Prior to joining the Seton Hall Law School faculty in 2011, Ms. Martin was the William R. Davis Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Law. During her three-year fellowship, Professor Martin co-taught the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic, which represented asylum applicants in affirmative and defensive proceedings, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. She was also the co-Coordinator of the Pro Bono Program at the University of Connecticut, and initiated a pro bono pledge program for law students. Earlier in her career, Professor Martin was an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Office of the Attorney General; contemporaneously, she was a public interest counselor for students at Columbia University School of Law. She previously managed a rule of law program for the American Bar Association/Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she worked to build criminal defense and civil legal services networks. After graduating from law school, Professor Martin was a law clerk to the Hon. F.S. Van Antwerpen in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and practiced law for several years at two New York City law firms. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and Boston University.