University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Nathalie Martin will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on Friday, March 14 in Washington, D.C. Martin, the Frederick M. Hart Chair in Consumer and Clinical Law, is one of four lawyers in New Mexico to receive this honor.
The ceremony takes place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and will be presided over by D.J. (Jan) Baker, Chair of the College.
Martin joined the UNM Law faculty in 1998. Her research focuses on consumer law and bankruptcy, as well as elder law. Most recently, she has studied predatory lending products such as payday loans and title loans, as well as products and services offered to the elderly. Her projects include several empirical studies funded by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, including one that funded curbside interviews of payday loan customers and an ongoing study of the credit habits of undocumented New Mexicans. The author of several books and dozens of law review articles, Martin holds what is thought to be the only endowed chair in the country dedicated to consumer law issues.