John J. Martin

Research Assistant Professor of Law
Karsh Center for Law and Democracy Fellow
(434) 243-8573

John Martin’s research focuses on election law, primarily campaign finance law and election administration law. He is interested in whether and to what extent such laws advance democracy on the federal, state and local levels, assessing them through the lens of various democratic theories. His recent publications have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, the Stanford Law Review Online, the Alabama Law Review and the Virginia Law Review Online, and have been cited by, among others, a federal District Court and the January 6th Committee Final Report.

Martin joined UVA Law in the fall of 2023 as a research assistant professor of law and fellow within the school’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. Prior to joining UVA Law, Martin clerked for Judge Edward G. Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Before that, he worked as a legal fellow within the Brennan Center for Justice’s Elections and Government Program. Martin served as an articles editor on the Columbia Law Review during law school.