USD School of Law Professor Shaun Martin Quoted in New York Times on Trump University Lawsuits

San Diego (March 6, 2017) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Shaun Martin was quoted in a New York Times article that reported on President Trump’s postelection agreement to pay $25 million appeared to settle the fraud claims arising from his defunct for-profit education venture, Trump University.

According to the article, a former student is now asking to opt out of the settlement, a move that, if permitted, could put the $25 million agreement in jeopardy. Lawyers for the student asked Judge Gonzalo Curiel to reject the settlement unless former students are given an opportunity to be excluded from the deal so they can sue Trump individually.

 “If even one person could opt out of the settlement and force a trial, that might, in fact, crater the deal,” said Martin. “I’m sure Judge Curiel will be aware of that.”

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About Professor Shaun Martin

Professor Shaun Martin teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, criminal law, and professional ethics and responsibility. Martin clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit and practiced law at Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Oliver in Los Angeles. He joined the USD School of Law faculty in 1995.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 24th nationally and 6th on the West Coast in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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