Fordham Law Appoints Professor Interim Dean

Michael M. Martin in The New York Law Journal, August 18, 2010

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Fordham University has named long-time faculty member Michael M. Martin as interim dean of the Law School, effective Monday. He replaces William Treanor, who is taking the job of executive vice president and dean of the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Martin, 67, has been at Fordham since 1972. He served as associate dean from 1995 to 2001 and twice since has filled the post of associate dean for administration. His principal subjects are torts, civil procedure, evidence, and conflicts of law. In 2005, he was named the school's teacher of the year. Mr. Martin is a former Law Journal columnist on evidence.

In the fall, the university will begin a national search for the dean's position, the first step of which, choosing a search committee, will take place over the next month. Mr. Martin is not a candidate for the permanent position.