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Email: gmartine@mail.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-3065

Education:
B.A., 1976, Arizona State University
M.A. (Philosophy), 1979, University of Michigan
J.D., 1985, Harvard University

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Martinez was a teaching fellow in the department of philosophy at the University of Michigan from 1979-81 and a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Christian University from 1981-82.

He was a litigation associate with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt from 1985-1988, and with the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster from 1988 until 1991.

Professor Martinez has published in the areas of the federal courts, legal history, and jurisprudence. He is associate editor of NAFTA: Law and Business Review of the Americas. Professor Martinez teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts, and jurisprudence.


Primary Articles

DELGADO, HEGEL AND THE RODRIGO CHRONICLES, 4 Harvard Latino Law Review 19 (2000) (contribution to symposium on Richard Delgado’s Rodrigo Chronicles).

RACE AND IMMIGRATION LAW: A PARADIGM SHIFT?, 2000 Illinois Law Review 517 (contribution to symposium on race and immigration law).

DISCRIMINATION BY PROXY: THE CASE OF PROPOSITION 227 AND THE BAN ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION, 33 University of California at Davis Law Review 1227 (2000) (with Kev R. Johnson) (contribution to symposium on Latino Legal Theory) [Reprinted in A Reader On Race, Civil Rights and American Law: A Multiracial Approach (Davis, et al, eds., Carolina Academic Press 2001)].

CONSTRUCTING LAT CRIT THEORY: DIVERSITY, COMMONALITY AND IDENTITY, 33 University of California at Davis Law Review 787 (2000) (contribution to symposium on Latino Legal Theory).

PHILOSOPHICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND THE USE OF NARRATIVE IN LAW, 30 Rutgers Law Journal 683 (1999) (contribution to symposium on law and literature) [reprinted in A Reader On Race, Civil Rights and American Law: A Multiracial Approach (Davis, et al, eds., Carolina Academic Press 2001)].

CROSSOVER DREAMS: THE ROOTS OF LAT CRIT THEORY IN CHICANA/O STUDIES ACTIVISM AND SCHOLARSHIP, 53 Miami Law Review 1143 (1999) (with Kevin R. Johnson) (contribution to symposium on Latino legal theory).

LATINOS, ASSIMILATION AND THE LAW: A PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE, 20 U.C.L.A. Chicago-Latino Law Review 1 (1999) [Reprinted in A Reader On Race, Civil Rights and American L aw: A Multiracial Approach (Davis, et al, ed., Carolina Academic Press 2001)].

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO: PARALLELS AND POSSIBLE LESSONS FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION UNDER NAFTA, 5 Southwestern University Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas 147 (1998) (contribution to symposium on “Understanding the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on Its 150th Anniversary”) [Reprinted in The Legacy of the Mexican and Spanish American Wars: Legal, Literary, and Historical Perspectives (Gary D. Keller and Cordelia Candelaria eds., Bilingual Press 2000)].

AFRICAN-AMERICANS, LATINOS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF RACE: TOWARD AN EPISTEMIC COALITION, 19 U.C.L.A. Chicago-Latino Law Review 213 (1998) (contribution to symposium on Latino legal theory).

ON LAW AND TRUTH, 72 Notre Dame Law Review 883 (1997).

THE RES JUDICATA EFFECT OF BANKRUPTCY COURT JUDGMENTS: THE PROCEDURAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS, 62 Missouri Law Review 9 (1997).

THE LEGAL CONSTRUCTION OF RACE: MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND WHITENESS, 2 Harvard Latino Law Review 321 (1997) (contribution to symposium on Latino legal theory) [Reprinted in CRITICAL WHITE STUDIES: LOOKING BEHIND THE MIRROR (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic, eds. Temple University Press, 1997); also in THE LATINO CONDITION: A CRITICAL READER (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic, eds., New York University Press, 1998); also in Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America (Richard Delgado, Angela Harris, Juan Perea and Stephanie Wildman, eds. West Publishing Company, 2000); also in CRITICAL RACE THEORY: THE CUTTING EDGE (Second Edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, eds., Temple University Press, 2000); also in A READER ON RACE, CIVIL RIGHTS AND AMERICAN LAW: A MULTIRACIAL APPROACH (Davis, et al, eds., Carolina Academic Press 2001)].

SOME THOUGHTS ON LAW AND INTERPRETATION, 50 SMU Law Review 1651 (1997) (contribution to symposium on law, truth and interpretation).


Books

A READER ON RACE, CIVIL RIGHTS AND AMERICAN LAW: A MULTIRACIAL APPROACH, (Carolina Academic Press 2001) (with Davis and Johnson).


Speeches/Presentations

Participant in symposium, “Multi-Jurisdictional and Cross Border Class Actions,” Michigan State University College of Law, April 2004.

Participant in symposium, “50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education,” Seattle University Law School, April 2004.


Other

FOREWORD: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE JURISPRUDENCE OF H.L.A. HART, 52 SMU Law Review 25 (1999).

FOREWORD: THEORY, PRACTICE AND CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION, 51 SMU Law Review 1419 (1998).

THEORY: THE CUTTING EDGE (Second Edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, eds., Temple University Press, 2000); also in A READER ON RACE, CIVIL RIGHTS AND AMERICAN LAW: A MULTIRACIAL APPROACH (Davis, et al, eds., Carolina Academic Press 2001)].

MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND WHITENESS, in Critical Race Theory: the Cutting Edge (Second Edition, Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic eds., Temple University Press 2000).

DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO: PARALLELS AND POSSIBLE LESSONS FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION UNDER NAFTA, in the Legacy of the Mexican and Spanish-american Wars: Legal, Literary and Historical Perspectives (Gary D. Keller and Cordelia Candelaria eds., Bilingual Press 2000).

MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND WHITENESS, in the Latino Condition: a Critical Reader (Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic eds., New York University Press, 1998).

THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN LITIGATION EXPERIENCE: 1930-1980, in the Latino Condition: a Critical Reader, (Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic eds., New York University Press, 1998).

MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND WHITENESS, in Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror (Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic eds., Temple University Press, 1997).