Former Chief Justice to serve as founding dean of HPU law school 

Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin

HIGH POINT — Former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin will serve as the founding dean of High Point University’s new School of Law, the university announced Tuesday. 

Martin most recently served as dean and professor of law at Regent University School of Law in Virginia.  

“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.”

HPU’s School of Law, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, was announced earlier this spring as part of a $400 million academic expansion plan.