Layke Martin

Assistant Dean for External Relations

A native Nevadan, Ms. Martin practiced for nearly five years as an associate with Las Vegas law firm Marquis Aurbach Coffing before joining the Career Development Office.  Her practice primarily focused in the areas of business, construction and bankruptcy litigation. She also served as a member of the firm’s hiring committee.  Ms. Martin has taught at the Boyd School of Law since 2009 as an adjunct professor with the Lawyering Process legal research and writing program.

Ms. Martin received her law degree from Boston University School of Law, where she graduated cum laude.  While at BU Law, Ms. Martin earned a concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with honors. At graduation, she received the Spencer R. Koch Memorial award for outstanding contributions related to alumni outreach. During law school, Ms. Martin represented low-income clients and domestic violence victims in housing matters as an intern with Greater Boston Legal Services.  Ms. Martin also served as President of the Public Interest Project, which funds grants for law students working in non-profit and legal services organizations.

Ms. Martin graduated magna cum laude from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Ms. Martin’s other experience includes working as a news producer at a Las Vegas network affiliate and as an assistant producer for a long-running outdoors show at the local PBS affiliate.

Ms. Martin is an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada and Junior League of Las Vegas.  In addition, she is a Board Member of the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada.