Ms. Martha I. Morgan

Professor of Law, School of Law
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Social Justice
Civil Rights


Professor Morgan received her B.S. in 1972 from The University of Alabama and her J.D. in 1977 from George Washington University, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She clerked for Judge James R. Miller Jr. of the United States District Court for Maryland from 1977 to 1979. She joined the faculty of the Law School in 1979 as an assistant professor, becoming an associate professor in 1982 and a professor of law in 1985. During the 1983-84 academic year, she was a visiting associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University. She was a Kellogg Foundation National Fellow from 1985 through 1988. International experience: Field work, writing, and consultation on comparative constitutional law, international human rights law, and gender in several Latin American countries, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua; visiting professor at Mekelle University Law Faculty in Mekelle, Ethiopia during the spring of 2003; visiting lecturer at the Mekelle Law Faculty in the summers of 2002 and 2004. As a cooperating attorney for the ACLU of Alabama, Professor Morgan represents a statewide class of schoolchildren in the Alabama school reform litigation which led to a March 1993 ruling that the state's public school system is constitutionally inadequate and inequitable. She serves on the boards of the national ACLU, the ACLU of Alabama, and the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama. Professor Morgan teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Legislation, State Constitutional Law, and a seminar on the U.S. Supreme Court.