Susan L. Martin
Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business
Degrees: JD, 1987, Hofstra Univ; AB, 1963, Barnard Coll Columbia Univ
Professor Martin graduated from Barnard College with an A.B. in psychology. She received a J.D. with honors from the Hofstra University School of Law where she was Research Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in New York State, the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Professor Martin has had articles published in law reviews and refereed journals on patronage employment practices, securities regulation, direct shipment of wine, the siting of cellular telephone towers, and litigation financing. Her most recent articles have been published in the University of Miami Law Review, the University of San Francisco Law Review, the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and the University of Virginia's Journal of Law and Politics. Her work has been cited by the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeals and other courts. She has presented award-winning papers at conferences of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She has been a panel moderator at the American Bar Association’s National Convention. She was editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and a member of the executive committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Professor Martin is currently researching and writing about the vicarious liability of car leasing and rental companies. Her article on that subject is forthcoming in the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy.
At Hofstra, Professor Martin is the Director of the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence. She was Chair of the Hofstra University Senate Planning and Budget Committee and the author of the report for her department’s initial AACSB accreditation in accounting. Her professional affiliations include the New York State, Nassau County, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations. She has served as chairperson of the Nassau County Council of the American Association of University Women. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Nassau County Bar Association and of the board of directors of the Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra.