Veronica Root Martinez earns tenure, promoted to full professor

Author: Amanda Gray


Professor Veronica Root Martinez has been granted tenure and promoted to full professor of law at Notre Dame Law School. She joined the faculty in 2014 after serving as a visiting assistant professor for two years, and has taught courses on corporate compliance, legal ethics, and contracts.

“Veronica has excelled as a teacher, scholar, mentor and colleague,” said Nell Jessup Newton, the Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. “Her work on the importance of inclusion and ethics in corporate governance has already begun to have an impact on the field and it is exciting to welcome her as a full professor and permanent member of the Notre Dame faculty.”

Martinez’s recent work has focused on corporate compliance, professional ethics, corporate governance, workplace law, corporate social responsibility, and organizational behavior. She has published or has forthcoming work in several leading law journals, including the Columbia Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Yale Journal on Regulation, and the Fordham Law Review, among others.

“I am beyond elated to be a member of the Notre Dame Law School community. Our students are earnest, hardworking, thoughtful, and compassionate. My colleagues are brilliant, generous, and fun to work with,” she said. “Notre Dame has become my home, and I am so happy to be here.”

Before joining the Law School faculty, Martinez was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and an attorney at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University.