Law professor named Fellow of national organization

August 16, 2010 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

A University of Toledo law professor has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.



Susan Martyn, the Stoepler Professor of Law and Values at the UT College of Law, was one of a limited group of lawyers selected for the honor. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.

“The American Bar Foundation is part of a national effort to study ways to make legal services available to the public,” Martyn said. “I’m proud to support their efforts.”

The foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to be Fellows. Those selected have demonstrated achievements and dedication to their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

There were 107 new Fellows inducted in July, and Martyn was one of just four from Ohio.

Martyn, who has been a UT faculty member since 1980, is considered a national expert on issues of legal ethics. She has served on national bodies that shape the law-governing lawyers, including serving as an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers and on the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission.

A graduate of St. Olaf College and Marquette University Law School, Martyn previously was assistant dean and associate professor at Wayne State University Law School.

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