HPU Welcomes Previous N.C. Main Justice as Founding Dean of Regulation Faculty

Large Level College announces that Mark Martin, former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Courtroom, will provide as the founding dean of HPU’s new Faculty of Regulation.

Superior Position, N.C., June 7, 2022 – High Place University announces that Mark Martin will serve as the founding dean of HPU’s new Faculty of Regulation. Martin’s prosperous job incorporates previously serving as the Main Justice of the Supreme Courtroom of North Carolina, as an Associate Decide on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and most lately as dean and professor of law at Regent University College of Legislation.

“Chief Justice Mark Martin has led a distinguished judicial job in North Carolina, and he’s shown huge outcomes as a legislation faculty dean,” suggests Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “We welcome him to HPU and glimpse ahead to his amazing partnership as he champions HPU’s most recent specialist application.”

A particular celebration to welcome Martin will be held on campus for invited attendees in the slide after the semester begins.

“Words are unable to sufficiently convey my appreciation to Dr. Qubein for offering me this at the time-in-a-life time opportunity,” claimed Martin. “I glimpse forward to doing the job with a broad array of incredible legal students and leaders to construct a law school of distinction, just one with a national reputation for excellence.”

“Chief Justice Martin has unbelievable aid from a assorted array of gurus,” provides Qubein. “We are privileged to have him be a part of the HPU family.”


Noteworthy Leaders on Main Justice Mark Martin:

“Mark Martin is the ideal human being to be the founding dean of the new legislation school at Superior Issue College. His encounter as a lawyer, as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and as a law college dean all make him fantastically qualified to guide this new law college. With him at the helm, they are previously considerably on the way to generating an excellent law university.” –Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law and President of the Affiliation of American Law Faculties

 “Mark Martin will be a terrific dean of Large Point University’s new legislation college. As Main Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Mark produced a popularity among the other point out main justices as a thoughtful choose focused to the trigger of justice and the rule of legislation. And as Dean of Regent University Faculty of Law, Mark has been an productive and modern educator and chief, making ready course right after course of aspiring legal professionals, and challenging them to give their finest to their customers, their job and modern society. Substantial Point College has picked out quite perfectly.” –Hon. Nathan Hecht, Main Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and Rapid Earlier President, Meeting of Chief Justices

“Chief Justice Mark Martin is an innovator and artistic thinker. An remarkable chief. Superior Place University could not have manufactured a greater option in its range of a Founding Law Dean.” –Peter Hans, President of the University of North Carolina Process

“I can not consider of a improved man or woman to serve as founding dean for the new law university at Superior Place University. Main Justice Martin provides a great total of expertise and working experience to this new endeavor. With his management and vision, I’m assured that HPU Regulation will be a great addition to North Carolina’s legal group.” –Hon. Barbara Jackson, previous Affiliate Justice of the Supreme Court docket of North Carolina

“Mark Martin is a leader who transcends all the typical boundaries. He is an outstanding choice for Founding Dean at Significant Stage University Faculty of Legislation.” –Orage Quarles, previous Publisher of the Raleigh Information and Observer

 “I have collaborated with quite a few specialists through my occupation. Chief Justice Mark Martin is a consummate specialist and chief of the optimum character and integrity.” -J. Bradley Wilson, Main Executive Officer (ret.), Blue Cross Blue Defend of North Carolina

 “I labored carefully with Mark Martin when I served as Chief Justice. He is an incredible judge, a all-natural chief and a person of integrity. He is a top performer in every single way. Large Position University is really lucky to have him as the Founding Dean of its new regulation school.” –Hon. Burley B. Mitchell, previous Chief Justice of the Supreme Court docket of North Carolina

 “I have identified previous Main Justice and now Dean Mark Martin for in excess of 15 yrs and have labored with him on various significant administration of justice initiatives, all of which had been targeted on increasing the justice system and supporting the rule of law. With his deep knowledge as a attorney, choose and law dean, and with his incomparable power and potential to draw alongside one another and direct numerous teams, he is very perfectly suited to serve as the founding dean of Significant Place College College of Regulation.” –David Levi, previous Dean and latest Professor at Duke Legislation, and President of the American Legislation Institute

 “I have regarded Main Justice Mark Martin for in excess of 30 several years. I enthusiastically guidance his choice as Founding Dean at the Superior Issue College Faculty of Law. I hold superior self confidence that he will do a exceptional career.” –John R. Wester, President, North Carolina Bar Association (2009-2010) Chair, American Faculty of Trial Attorneys Judicial Independence Committee and Lover, Robinson Bradshaw

 “I labored with Main Justice Mark Martin for in excess of 16 a long time on the North Carolina Supreme Court docket. He is a lawyer of distinction, a legal educator of renown and a person of unquestionable integrity. I am delighted that he will be major the new regulation university at Large Issue University.” –Justice Robert Edmunds (ret.), President, Appellate Judges Schooling Institute Counsel, Fox Rothschild, LLP

About Chief Justice Mark Martin

Chief Justice Martin’s record of accomplishments, awards and recognition is extensive. He holds the difference of remaining the youngest man or woman at any time to provide on the N.C. Supreme Courtroom and the N.C. Court docket of Appeals. He is deeply fully commited to advancing the rule of law, bettering the administration of justice and marketing excellence in authorized schooling.

All through his company in his dwelling condition, Martin sought to slender the entry-to-justice hole in North Carolina by developing a bar-funded Professional Bono Resource Centre. He has also been concerned in marketing the rule of legislation internationally, together with serving on the Fee on the Environment Justice Challenge and taking part in the Earth Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, and the Globe Justice Forum III in Barcelona, Spain.

Martin has held quite a few countrywide and point out leadership roles. He serves as chair of the Thomson Reuters Judicial Advisory Committee. He has served as a member on the Committee on Federal-Point out Jurisdiction of the Judicial Meeting of the United States. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Meeting of Main Justices. Martin has served as chair of the ABA Judicial Division and Appellate Judges Meeting and is a former chair of the Appellate Judges Education Institute Board of Administrators. He has been an elected member of the American Legislation Institute considering that 2009.

At the state level, Martin served as chair of the Commission on the Potential of the N.C. Organization Court docket and as a vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association. For the duration of his assistance on the N.C. Supreme Court, he taught on the adjunct faculties at Duke, North Carolina Central and College of North Carolina regulation colleges.

In recognition of his extensive company to the courts, Martin has been inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society of the Countrywide Center for Condition Courts. He is the recipient of the ABA 2019 Robert Yegge Award for Excellent Contribution in the Industry of Judicial Administration and the North Carolina Bar Affiliation 2019 Liberty Bell Award. He is also a receiver of the Get of the Lengthy Leaf Pine, which is the optimum honor introduced by North Carolina governors for people who have created important contributions to the condition and their communities as a result of their exemplary assistance and outstanding accomplishments.

Martin has a proven keep track of file in foremost a effective law college and educating the nation’s potential legal professionals. During his tenure at Regent, its regulation college was incorporated for the very first time among the the Ideal Grad Schools—Law in the U.S. News Rankings. Virtually each individual objective metric, like median LSAT and undergraduate GPA, elevated noticeably for the duration of his deanship. In 2020, 24.6% of Regent Legislation graduates secured judicial clerkships (ranking 14th between U.S. legislation educational institutions) and 96% ended up used as measured by the Nationwide Association of Law Placement survey (ranking 20th among the US regulation schools). The regulation university also achieved a 100% very first-time move fee on the Uniform Bar Examination in 2020.

Martin and his wife, Kym, have 5 adult youngsters. The couple is thrilled to return property to North Carolina and construct HPU’s law college to get ready future authorized professionals for the planet as it will be.

About HPU’s School of Regulation

HPU’s Faculty of Regulation, pending approval by the Southern Affiliation of Faculties and Educational institutions Fee on Colleges, was introduced earlier this spring as part of a $400 million tutorial growth program, together with many other educational educational institutions.

HPU has added numerous graduate packages during its transformational progress, which includes doctoral degrees in actual physical remedy, pharmacy and educational management, master’s degrees in doctor assistant studies, athletic education, conversation and business enterprise management, and quite a few other people. The university has grown from four to 11 academic faculties.

Each year, a growing number of undergraduate students and their mother and father continue inquiring about supplemental graduate courses.

“A legislation university is an critical addition to HPU’s portfolio of prestigious graduate diploma offerings,” states Qubein. “As The Leading Lifetime Capabilities College, we continue on our transformational growth approach focused on tutorial excellence, and we continue being fully commited to making ready our graduates for a existence of equally success and importance.”