Frances E. (Beth) Martin

Lecturer in Law; Engineering and Science Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic


BS 1992, Birmingham-Southern College
BS 1994, Washington University
MS in Environmental Engineering 1996, Washington University 

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-4136
Email: martin@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 116


TBD - (314) 935-6426


Frances E. (Beth) Martin is a Lecturer in Law and the Engineering and Science Director for the law school’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. She supervises engineering and environmental studies undergraduates, who work together with law students to provide legal and technical support for clinic clients, and also teaches clinic student seminars and assists with grant and budgetary matters. A licensed professional engineer with a Masters in Environmental Engineering, Martin also holds the title of Lecturer in Environmental Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University and has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer for the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Before coming to Washington University, she worked for GEI Consultants, Inc. of St. Louis as an Engineer/Project Manager and was an Associate Engineer for Van Breusegen & Associates, Inc. in St. Louis.


  • Professional Engineer, State of Illinois
  • Presenter, “Washington University, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, A Participatory, Experiential, Solutions-based Program,” Conference for Luce Foundation’s Environmental Initiative Institutional Grant Recipients, 2010
  • Presenter, “Out of the Frying Pan: Experiences in Developing and Implementing Problem Based Service Learning Courses,” Missouri Campus Compact Conference:  “Educating Citizens. Building Communities.” 2008
  • Board Member, University City Education Foundation, since 2010
  • Member, Mayor’s Task Force on University City’s Bike & Walkability, since 2010