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Martin Edwards


Martin Edwards joined the Belmont Law faculty in 2021 after two years on the faculty at Mississippi College School of Law, where he taught Contracts, Business Associations, Commercial Paper, and Ethics.  He has also taught Legal Research and Writing as a Forrester Fellow at Tulane University School of Law.  Before entering law teaching, he clerked for the Hon. Leslie H. Southwick of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, served as a Special Assistant Attorney General at the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and practiced law at Phelps Dunbar, LLP.  He graduated from Duke Law School, where he was the managing editor of Law & Contemporary Problems and a member of the Moot Court Board, and holds a Bachelor's of Accountancy from The University of Mississippi.

Professor Edwards's research involves business entity law, theory, and economics. He also studies the impact of financial and commercial technology on corporate governance, commercial law, and consumers.  His prior work has appeared or is forthcoming in the St. John's Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Penn State Law Review, and Administrative Law Review.  His current projects include a study of third-party sellers on the Amazon marketplace platform, a discussion of the relationship between the law and economics of limited liability companies, and a reflection on meme trading and the shifting institutional structures of finance. 

Professor Edwards teaches Contracts and Sales, Sales, and Business Associations. 

Areas of Expertise: Business law, contract law, financial technology, commercial law, law and technology