Legal studies professor earns lifetime achievement award

November 26, 2019

Headshot of Jill Martin

Jill Martin, chair and professor of legal studies, was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Paralegal Education at its annual conference in Detroit, Michigan.

“I am honored and deeply touched to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from AAfPE,” said Martin. “I have enjoyed every minute of my involvement in AAfPE, learned so much and made many wonderful friends. I’m excited to be the first person to receive this award.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a member of AAfPE who has provided outstanding leadership, service and sustained commitment to AAfPE for more than 20 years.

Martin has been active in AAfPE for 35 years, serving as president, board member, national conference chair, regional conference chair, credentials committee chair and editor-in-chief of AAfPE’s professional journal. She has also presented at multiple conferences.

“Jill was a natural choice for the Lifetime Achievement Award, as she has a long history of service to AAfPE,” said Debra Geiger, president of AAfPE. “Congratulations to Jill on this befitting honor. AAfPE thanks her for over 30 years of outstanding commitment to the organization and its mission.”

Martin, who joined Quinnipiac in 1985, has a juris doctorate from Albany Law School and is admitted to the bar in the states of Connecticut and New York. She also has a master’s degree in history from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Keuka College in New York.

AAfPE is an organization that was created in 1981 to serve paralegal educators and the institutions that offer paralegal education programs. Its main focus is to improve the quality of paralegal education.

College of Arts and Sciences

Minor/Certificate in Legal Studies

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