Four Minnesota Law Faculty Promoted by the Board of Regents
Profs. Linus Chan and Caleb Smith have both been promoted to the rank of clinical professor of law. Profs. Loren Turner and Andrew Martineau both received continuous appointment and promotion to associate librarian.
The four promotions, newly approved by the Board of Regents, are effective in June.
Chan, the Vaughan G. Papke Research Scholar, is the director of the Detainee Rights Clinic. He is an immigration attorney that focuses on removal defense for those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He also teaches in the area of intersection of criminal and immigration law.
Chan was awarded the Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teacher of the Year Award for clinical faculty for the 2021-22 academic year.
Smith, the director of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic, is actively involved with the American Bar Association Tax Section, where he has served as Vice Chair or Co-Chair of American Bar Association Tax Section Pro Bono & Tax Clinic Committee since 2018. He has given numerous presentations at national American Bar Association Tax Section conferences on low-income tax issues, and has co-authored chapters in both the seventh and eighth editions of the American Bar Association publication Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS. In addition to directing the Federal Tax Clinic, he teaches Federal Tax Procedure.
Smith was awarded the Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Teacher of the Year Award for clinical faculty for the 2020-21 academic year.
Turner specializes in and teaches foreign, comparative, and international legal research. She is an affiliate faculty member of the Law School's Human Rights Center and the Law Library's liaison to faculty and students engaged in foreign, comparative, and international law research, scholarship, and advocacy. Professor Turner is a member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL). She has served in various leadership roles within the AALL, most notably as Chair of the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS).
Turner was recently elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries.
Martineau is the instructional services librarian. He leads the Law Library’s instructional program, which includes coordinating research instruction for first-year law students, teaching a practice-ready legal research course, and giving presentations on specialized legal research topics in upper-division seminars. He also provides reference services to the Law School community. Martineau is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries.
Martineau is currently the President of the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries and serves as the Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the AALL Law Library Journal Article of the Year Jury.