Regent University and its Board of Trustees have named North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin as its new School of Law dean effective March 1. Dr. M. G. “Pat” Robertson, CEO and chancellor of Regent University, made the announcement Friday.
Judge Martin has served for more than 26 years as a North Carolina judge, and more than 20 years on the N.C. Supreme Court. During his tenure, Martin worked tirelessly to improve the administration of justice and the rule of law.
In 1992, at age 29, Martin became the youngest superior court judge in the modern era, and in 1994, at 31 years old, Martin became the youngest judge in the history of the N.C. Court of Appeals. In 1998, as a 35-year-old, Martin was elected as the youngest Justice in the history of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He has served as Chief Justice since September 1, 2014. In 2015, Martin initiated a multidisciplinary citizens commission to strengthen the courts in North Carolina to meet 21st century public expectations.
“Chief Justice Mark Martin is a distinguished leader who has served North Carolina for more than two decades,” Robertson said in a press release. “We are delighted to welcome this public servant whose vast experience and Constitutional advocacy will infuse a standard of excellence by every measure into our law program. Chief Justice Martin has set records throughout his career and he represents the intellect, skill, integrity, and vision that we want our students and graduates to emulate.”
“On behalf of the Regent University Board of Trustees, I welcome Chief Justice Martin to the Regent University School of Law,” Phil Walker, Regent University chairman of the board said in a press release. “His career and legal abilities are extraordinary. I have known Chief Justice Martin for many years and know the Regent community will greatly benefit from this outstanding leader.”
You can read Judge Martin’s extensive career highlights here.
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