- Assistant Professor
Martin joined the Faculty on July 1, 2013, following several years of public service experience in environmental and natural resources law and policy. From 2007 to 2013, he was counsel with the federal Department of Justice, practicing law in the legal services unit at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. During this period, he also spent time on secondment to the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Division at Environment Canada.
Martin holds a B. Sc. (Biology) and an LL.B., both from the University of Saskatchewan, and an LL.M. (specialization in environmental law) from the University of California at Berkeley. Following law school, Martin clerked for the Hon. Justice Denis Pelletier of the Federal Court of Appeal (2006). Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was a part-time professor with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, where he taught environmental law.
Member of the Ontario Bar
Law 406: Torts
Law 531: Environmental Law
Law 583: Water Law
Martin's primary teaching and research interests are in environmental, water and natural resources law and policy. His current interests include ecosystem services, ecosystem management, and adaptive management. He is also interested in the continuous development of related core areas of law, including constitutional, administrative, tort and regulatory law.
Academic Appeals Committee
Board member, Canadian Institute of Resources Law
Co-editor, Journal of Environmental Law and Practice (JELP)
Since 2011, Martin is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Deputy Minister’s (Justice) Excellence Award.