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Retiring professors photos including Nancy Johnson, Bernadette Hartfield, L. Lynn Hogue, Anne Emanuel, Charles Marvin, Mark Budnitz and E. R. Lanier (clockwise from upper left)



In 2012, we celebrated our 30th anniversary and the careers of seven retiring faculty members: Mark Budnitz, Anne Emanuel, Bernadette Hartfield, Lynn Hogue, Nancy Johnson, Ray Lanier and Chuck Marvin.

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Anne Emanuel

Anne - Every great law school needs an Anne Emanuel... someone who can do just about anything -teach and write, serve the community, take on projects big and small, easy or hard- with the gentlest touch.

- Steven Kaminshine

Bernadette Hartfield

Can it be 28 years ago, Bernadette, that we met at the new teachers workshop in DC and joined with those already here to help build a new law school that was just in its third year?  What a time! What an adventure! What a journey!  Your work lives on through the generation of students you have touched and mentored, and who do you proud each and every day.

- Steven Kaminshine

Charles Marvin

Chuck, it really seems like yesterday (well at least last year) that I met your plane in 1985 (1986?) in advance of your interview at GSU. We drove to your hotel and had drinks. The rest, they say, is history. It's been a great ride, Chuck.
- Steven Kaminshine

Anne Emanuel

Ahhh, the fun years when you were advising the Law Review!  Thanks for your leadership and for being a great asset to the college of law and for your dedication. 

- Faison Middleton (1995)

E. R. Lanier

Professor E. Ray Lanier was not particularly happy about me transferring into his civil procedure class.  My situation became much worse upon delivery of balloons for my 30th birthday to his class.  He called on me for 27 consecutive classes. It became a sport. I was determined that I would not be intimidated, that I would not be discouraged and that I would know civil procedure better than any other first year student. 

I survived. I thrived. Professor Lanier invited me back to teach classes in civil procedure for a number of years. Thanks for  great education in more than just civil procedure.  You prepared me for litigation. I knew how to handle pressure, be confident and stand my ground. 

- Peggy Walker (1986)

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