January 31, 2023


Creating Possibilities

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

Superior Point University announces that Mark Martin, former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, will provide as the founding dean of HPU’s new School of Law.

Substantial Level, N.C., June 7, 2022 – Large Position University announces that Mark Martin will serve as the founding dean of HPU’s new Faculty of Law. Martin’s thriving career incorporates previously serving as the Main Justice of the Supreme Court docket of North Carolina, as an Affiliate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and most just lately as dean and professor of legislation at Regent University University of Legislation.

“Chief Justice Mark Martin has led a distinguished judicial profession in North Carolina, and he’s demonstrated great benefits as a regulation university dean,” states Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “We welcome him to HPU and search forward to his extraordinary partnership as he champions HPU’s latest skilled software.”

A distinctive celebration to welcome Martin will be held on campus for invited friends in the fall just after the semester begins.

“Words can’t adequately convey my appreciation to Dr. Qubein for providing me this as soon as-in-a-life span option,” explained Martin. “I glimpse ahead to doing the job with a wide array of extraordinary legal students and leaders to establish a legislation school of difference, just one with a nationwide name for excellence.”

“Chief Justice Martin has unbelievable help from a diverse array of professionals,” adds Qubein. “We are lucky to have him be part of the HPU family members.”


Noteworthy Leaders on Main Justice Mark Martin:

“Mark Martin is the excellent man or woman to be the founding dean of the new regulation university at Superior Position University. His expertise as a lawyer, as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Courtroom, and as a law faculty dean all make him fantastically competent to direct this new regulation school. With him at the helm, they are presently much on the way to generating an remarkable regulation faculty.” –Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Legislation and President of the Affiliation of American Regulation Colleges

 “Mark Martin will be a good dean of High Place University’s new legislation faculty. As Main Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Mark created a name among the other state main justices as a thoughtful choose dedicated to the induce of justice and the rule of law. And as Dean of Regent University School of Regulation, Mark has been an helpful and modern educator and chief, getting ready class soon after class of aspiring legal professionals, and tough them to give their finest to their customers, their occupation and modern society. Substantial Stage College has selected incredibly effectively.” –Hon. Nathan Hecht, Main Justice of the Supreme Courtroom of Texas and Immediate Previous President, Conference of Main Justices

“Chief Justice Mark Martin is an innovator and imaginative thinker. An remarkable leader. Superior Level College could not have created a better decision in its choice of a Founding Legislation Dean.” –Peter Hans, President of the University of North Carolina System

“I can not feel of a far better person to serve as founding dean for the new legislation school at Substantial Point University. Main Justice Martin brings a large amount of money of expertise and working experience to this new endeavor. With his management and vision, I’m confident that HPU Legislation will be a remarkable addition to North Carolina’s legal local community.” –Hon. Barbara Jackson, previous Affiliate Justice of the Supreme Court docket of North Carolina

“Mark Martin is a leader who transcends all the standard boundaries. He is an outstanding preference for Founding Dean at High Level University School of Legislation.” –Orage Quarles, former Publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer

 “I have collaborated with many specialists throughout my job. Chief Justice Mark Martin is a consummate expert and chief of the best character and integrity.” -J. Bradley Wilson, Chief Executive Officer (ret.), Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

 “I labored closely with Mark Martin when I served as Chief Justice. He is an incredible choose, a pure chief and a gentleman of integrity. He is a best performer in every way. Superior Point University is really fortuitous to have him as the Founding Dean of its new legislation college.” –Hon. Burley B. Mitchell, former Main Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina

 “I have regarded former Main Justice and now Dean Mark Martin for around 15 yrs and have labored with him on many critical administration of justice initiatives, all of which were concentrated on improving upon the justice method and supporting the rule of legislation. With his deep encounter as a attorney, decide and law dean, and with his incomparable electricity and ability to draw alongside one another and guide various groups, he is quite nicely suited to provide as the founding dean of Superior Position College School of Legislation.” –David Levi, former Dean and recent Professor at Duke Legislation, and President of the American Regulation Institute

 “I have known Main Justice Mark Martin for in excess of 30 yrs. I enthusiastically assistance his variety as Founding Dean at the Large Stage University School of Legislation. I maintain substantial assurance that he will do a outstanding occupation.” –John R. Wester, President, North Carolina Bar Association (2009-2010) Chair, American College of Demo Legal professionals Judicial Independence Committee and Companion, Robinson Bradshaw

 “I worked with Chief Justice Mark Martin for in excess of 16 several years on the North Carolina Supreme Courtroom. He is a lawyer of difference, a legal educator of renown and a human being of unquestionable integrity. I am delighted that he will be leading the new legislation faculty at Substantial Stage University.” –Justice Robert Edmunds (ret.), President, Appellate Judges Instruction Institute Counsel, Fox Rothschild, LLP

About Main Justice Mark Martin

Chief Justice Martin’s listing of achievements, awards and recognition is very long. He retains the difference of staying the youngest person at any time to provide on the N.C. Supreme Court docket and the N.C. Court docket of Appeals. He is deeply dedicated to advancing the rule of law, increasing the administration of justice and promoting excellence in legal education and learning.

All through his provider in his household point out, Martin sought to narrow the obtain-to-justice hole in North Carolina by producing a bar-funded Professional Bono Source Center. He has also been concerned in promoting the rule of legislation internationally, including serving on the Commission on the World Justice Challenge and collaborating in the Globe Justice Forum in Vienna, Austria, and the Globe Justice Discussion board III in Barcelona, Spain.

Martin has held many national and condition management roles. He serves as chair of the Thomson Reuters Judicial Advisory Committee. He has served as a member on the Committee on Federal-Condition 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 Chief Justices. Martin has served as chair of the ABA Judicial Division and Appellate Judges Convention and is a previous chair of the Appellate Judges Education Institute Board of Directors. He has been an elected member of the American Regulation Institute given that 2009.

At the condition level, Martin served as chair of the Fee on the Future of the N.C. Company Court and as a vice president of the North Carolina Bar Association. In the course of his company on the N.C. Supreme Court docket, he taught on the adjunct colleges at Duke, North Carolina Central and University of North Carolina regulation schools.

In recognition of his extensive services to the courts, Martin has been inducted into the Warren E. Burger Modern society of the Countrywide Heart for Condition Courts. He is the recipient of the ABA 2019 Robert Yegge Award for Excellent Contribution in the Discipline of Judicial Administration and the North Carolina Bar Association 2019 Liberty Bell Award. He is also a receiver of the Order of the Extensive Leaf Pine, which is the best honor offered by North Carolina governors for men and women who have produced major contributions to the condition and their communities by way of their exemplary provider and remarkable accomplishments.

Martin has a tested track document in foremost a successful legislation faculty and educating the nation’s foreseeable future legal experts. Through his tenure at Regent, its law school was bundled for the initial time among the Most effective Grad Schools—Law in the U.S. News Rankings. Virtually each individual objective metric, like median LSAT and undergraduate GPA, amplified considerably in the course of his deanship. In 2020, 24.6% of Regent Regulation graduates secured judicial clerkships (position 14th among U.S. law schools) and 96% were employed as calculated by the Nationwide Association of Legislation Placement survey (rating 20th amongst US regulation universities). The law school also realized a 100% very first-time go fee on the Uniform Bar Test in 2020.

Martin and his wife, Kym, have five grownup youngsters. The few is excited to return home to North Carolina and establish HPU’s legislation faculty to prepare potential legal gurus for the world as it will be.

About HPU’s College of Law

HPU’s College of Law, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Colleges Commission on Faculties, was announced earlier this spring as component of a $400 million educational enlargement system, alongside with a number of other tutorial universities.

HPU has included a lot of graduate plans for the duration of its transformational development, together with doctoral degrees in actual physical remedy, pharmacy and academic management, master’s degrees in physician assistant experiments, athletic education, interaction and business enterprise leadership, and a lot of other individuals. The college has developed from four to 11 tutorial schools.

Each and every year, a increasing selection of undergraduate learners and their mom and dad go on inquiring about supplemental graduate plans.

“A law university is an vital addition to HPU’s portfolio of prestigious graduate diploma choices,” states Qubein. “As The Leading Life Competencies University, we continue on our transformational growth program centered on academic excellence, and we continue to be fully commited to planning our graduates for a daily life of equally results and significance.”