Dr. Martens


  • School of Canon Law
  • Expertise

  • Church and State
  • Due Process
  • Public Law of the Church (Diocesan and Supra- Diocesan Church Structures
  • Professional memberships/activities

    • Canon Law Society of America (CLSA)
    • Werkgroep Nederlandstalige Canonisten (WNC)
    • Groupe de travail des canonistes francophones de Belgique
    • International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS)
    • Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland
    • Canadian Canon Law Society / Société canadienne de droit canonique
    • Consociatio Internationalis Studio Iuris Canonici Promovendo
    • Member of the Editorial Committee The Jurist
    • Member of the Editorial Board of the Gratianus Series (Wilson & Lafleur)
    • Co-founder and co-editor in chief of Recht
    • Religie en Samenleving (Droit, Religion et Société / Law, Religion and Society) (Larcier, Brussels)
    • Consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Canonical Affairs (since November 2008)


    • Young Faculty Research Award, 30 April 2009, The Catholic University of America.


    Major publications in:

    • Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
    • Ius Ecclesiae
    • Revue de droit canonique
    • Studia Canonica
    • The Jurist
    • Recht
    • Religie en Samenleving
    • Studies in Church Law