Lisa Martin serves as co-director with Catherine Klein of the Families and the Law Clinic, where she supervises students representing people who have experienced domestic violence in emergency protection order, family law, and immigration cases, and undertaking community education projects and policy work.
Her areas of expertise and scholarly interests include domestic violence, domestic and international family law, immigration, international human rights, and clinical legal theory.
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).
Securing Civil Protection Orders for Teens When Laws Ignore Teens, 45 CLEARINGHOUSE REV. 464 (2012).
Domestic Relations in THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRACTICE MANUAL, (District of Columbia Bar Association 16th-21st eds. 2007-2012)(with several co-authors).
Empowerment, Innovation, and Service: Law School Programs Provide Access to Justice and Instill a Commitment to Serve, FAM. CT. REV. 672 (Amy G. Applegate ed., October 2010)(with Steven Berenson, Dale Margolin, and Karen Pearlman).
Domestic Violence in Ghana: The Open Secret, 7 GEO. J. GENDER & L. 531-97 (2006)(with Nancy Cantalupo, Kay Pak & Sue Shin).
Using Fact-Finding to Combat Violence Against Women in Ghana, Uganda, and the United States: Lessons Learned as a Clinic Student, Clinic Supervisor, and Practitioner, 7 GEO. J. GENDER & L. 349-56 (2006).
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Office: 147 Law School
magna cum laude, College of William and Mary
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