Welcoming New Lewis & Clark Law Faculty Fall of 2022

Lewis & Clark Law School expands its faculty roster with three new professors and a visiting professor.

Charles (Charlie) Martel

Assistant Professor of Lawyering

Teaching focus: Legal writing and Lawyering

Martel previously served as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. In addition to his legal academic career, he has a rich experience in human rights advocacy.

After years in private law practice, he focused his work on human rights issues. He has served as pro bono attorney for Advocates Abroad, acting deputy director for Human Rights Watch, and investigative counsel to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Michele Okoh

Assistant Professor of Law

Teaching focus: Criminal procedure and health law

Okoh previously served as a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law. She holds a masters degree in public health and recently received the Rebecca A. Head Award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) for being an “outstanding emerging leader in environmental health working at the intersection of environmental justice, science, and policy.” She has worked as a prosecutor and defense attorney in addition to her academic teaching positions.

Tabrez Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

Teaching focus: Property, patents, business law, and wills and trusts

Ebrahim previously served as an associate professor at California Western School of Law. He worked in private law practice, as well as in technology entrepreneurship, management, and engineering, before turning to legal academia. He has published papers on property theory, and has served as an executive committee member of the AALS Section on Property Law. He also serves as a board advisor to a real estate technology startup. A developing area of his research is the intersection of Islamic law and patent law.