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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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E. R. Lanier

In response to some response I gave in class, Professor Lanier, after a long pause, said "Well, no, but at least you're thinking, and that's good.  You also appear to be breathing, and that's even better."

Bless his heart, I sure miss being in his class.

- Robbie Ashe (2009)

E. R. Lanier

Professor Lanier was and always will be one of my favorite law school professors.  His teaching style created a love of jurisdictional issues for me that continues to this day.  I wish him nothing but the best in his retirement. 
- Anna M. Humnicky (2002)

E. R. Lanier

Ahh, memories of crawdads on Lake Pontchartrain while the CoL's first moot court team drank, er, argued its way to relative success... And surprising, late-night vocalizations at Heidelberg's 'Der Stiefel'... Forever grateful. Wishing you all the best on the next chapter.
- Bill Mohr (1986)

Anne Emanuel

Professor Anne Emanuel was unquestionably one of the best professors I've ever had. I will never forget how she managed to maintain her cool while teaching Criminal Procedures as she watched my stomach grow increasingly big with my first child. I sat in the front row of class and, toward the end of the semester, my stomach was so big that I could bearly fit in the space between my seat and the desk. After I delivered my healthy son, Professor Emanuel confessed that she got very nervous every time I sat in front of her in class, because she thought that I was going to deliver my child during her class.


- Lyonnette M. Davis (1991)

Lynn Hogue

I feel sorry for the future GSU Law students who will not have the benfit of Lynn Hogue's wit and wisdom in the classroom.  Thank you so much for being generous and understanding when I asked (a little frantically) if our National Security Law paper had a maximum number of pages, and then actually reading my 45 page tome.
- Rebecca Sample (2009)

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