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About the Founding Dean


High Point University announced that Mark Martin will serve as the founding dean of HPU’s new School of Law. Martin’s successful career includes previously serving as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, as an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and most recently as dean and professor of law at Regent University School of Law.

“Chief Justice Mark Martin has led a distinguished judicial career in North Carolina, and he’s demonstrated tremendous results as a law school dean,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “We welcome him to HPU and look forward to his extraordinary partnership as he champions HPU’s newest professional program.”

“Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to Dr. Qubein for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Martin. “I look forward to working with a broad array of extraordinary legal scholars and leaders to build a law school of distinction, one with a national reputation for excellence.”

“Chief Justice Martin has unbelievable support from a diverse array of professionals,” adds Qubein. “We are fortunate to have him join the HPU family.”


Thank you for your interest in High Point University School of Law.

Like me, you’re clearly someone seeking to make a difference with your legal education. As former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, I’ve been fortunate to work with the best attorneys, legal scholars, and jurists in the nation.  Through my previous work as a law school Dean and a faculty member at three other institutions, I’ve seen the great opportunity that exists to provide a legal education that is truly extraordinary. I look forward to working with a broad array of extraordinary legal scholars and leaders to build a law school of distinction—one with a national reputation for excellence and that educates lawyers of integrity who are leaders committed to promote justice and serve the common good. Come join us.

-Chief Justice Mark Martin-

"A Leak in the Court's Foundation"
The Carolina Journal recently featured an opinion by Chief Justice Mark Martin. "There’s another aspect to the story: the apparent erosion of confidentiality and trust at the Supreme Court."