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About Serge Martinez

Serge Martinez teaches primarily in the UNM School of Law’s Economic Justice Clinic (also known as the Business & Tax Clinic), which focuses on support for grassroots economic development initiatives, enforcing the rights of low-wage workers, and improving housing stability and conditions for low-income tenants. Professor Martinez also directs the Wage Theft Project and has co-taught a course on affordable housing at the School of Architecture. His research interests are centered on clinical legal education, housing law and social change movements.

Previously, Professor Martinez was a Clinical Professor of Law and the founding director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Professor Martinez also founded the first law school clinic in Taiwan as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law at National Taiwan University College of Law in Taipei.

His background includes work as a senior staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center's Community Development Project, where he represented tenants and tenant associations and provided transactional legal assistance to non-profits and worker-owned cooperatives.


Present Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

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  • Business & Tax Clinic


1999 J.D., Yale Law School
1994 B.A., Brigham Young University

Contact Information

UNM School of Law
Office: 3409
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Ph.: 505-277-6556


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