Professor Nathalie D. Martin photoProfessor Nathalie D. Martin

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law

Professor Nathalie Martin is the Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law at University of New Mexico School of Law, where she regularly teaches consumer law, bankruptcy, contracts, secured transactions, and other UCC classes. She also has taught in the Economic Justice Clinic. She has written a number of articles about payday and title loans and many other topics, which are listed at She has done two empirical studies of payday lending, as well as one study of the credit habits of undocumented persons in New Mexico. Her current research involves tribal payday lending in the context of bankruptcy. She has also recently written on debt inequality and race. Prior to teaching, she was in private practice in Philadelphia and Boston, where she specialized in Chapter 11 reorganization. Professor Martin was the American Bankruptcy Institute Scholar in residence for the Fall of 2005. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. The endowed chair she occupies, the Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law, is one of the only chairs in the country dedicated to scholarly pursuits in the consumer law area.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Law Institute
  • American College of Bankruptcy
  • Association of American Law Schools

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