Susan Martyn

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Susan Martyn is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Distinguished University Professor and John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values Emeritus at The University of Toledo.  

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Contact Information



Faculty Assistant


Barbara Consiglio

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1974
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1969

Courses Taught


  • Legal Profession: Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Susan Martyn is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Distinguished University Professor and John W. Stoepler Professor of Law and Values Emeritus at The University of Toledo. Martyn is a national authority on issues of legal ethics, previously serving as an advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers (1987-2000), a commissioner on the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission (1997-2002), a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2003–2006), and a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (2007-2010). She is a life member of the American Law Institute and a fellow in the American Bar Foundation, and has coauthored notable amicus briefs in Holland v. Florida, 130 S. Ct. 2549 (2010) and Maples v. Thomas 132 S. Ct. 912 (2012). Martyn has also published numerous scholarly articles and books for lawyers, law students, and clients.