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The Papers of David A. Martin

Identifier: MSS-98-1


This collection of professional and academic papers relate to Martin's expertise as an international law and immigration lawyer, professor of International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, as an author, researcher and public servant.


  • Creation: 1974 - 2005


Biographical / Historical

David A. Martin, Henry L. & Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, was born in 1948. He received his B.A. from DePauw University in 1970 and his J.D. from Yale University in 1975. He clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright, at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1975-1976, and the next year for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., at the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1977-1978 he worked as an associate with Rogovin, Stern & Huge in the District of Columbia. He left the firm to become Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the Department of State, a position he held from 1978-1980. Later in 1980, he came to the University of Virginia Law School as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 1985.

In 1984-1985, he was a German Marshall Fund and Ford Foundation Research Fellow in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1995, Martin took a leave of absence from the Law School to work as General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C., until December 1997 when he returned to Charlottesville. Martin teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, and International Law.


42 Cubic Feet (96 archival boxes)

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Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
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University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States