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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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Memories

E. R. Lanier

Ray, many, many years ago you came to my house for dinner and brought a kiddie gift that was kuddly with a play on words that had religious overtones. Do you remember the gift?
- Steven Kaminshine

Nancy Johnson

Nancy, I really got to know and appreciate you for the wonderful person that you are AFTER law school through my career with West Publishing. It was such a pleasure to get to know you and to work with you on a professional level. When I left West, people would ask if I missed it and I would always reply that I missed the people. You were at the top of that list. Enjoy your retirement!
- Nan Pleggenkuhle Harley (1986)

E. R. Lanier

Geez.  You're still alive?  Must be the pickling effect of all that Jaegermeister on multiple junkets to alt Deutscheland.  I was privileged to join you on two of those adventures - once in 1985, while still a student over whom you exerted much power and control, and again, in 1988, as a young lawyer, over whom you, oddly, still exerted much power and control.

You were never one to mince words. I recall coming to class directly from a full day of heavy manual labor in my cabinet shop, and, while exchanging pleasantries with you, you leaned over, wrinkled your nose and said: "Whew - You need to try a different deodorant!"  

I did, and it is no doubt to you, and your timely advice and life lessons (and the sense of humor I hope you still have), that I owe a debt of gratitude for the modicum of success I have had.

Ah, sweet memories of the blissful past.   Ein Prosit, E.Ray!

- Jim Zito (1986)

Nancy Johnson

As a private law librarian, I am grateful to Nancy for her helpfulness and professionalism throughout her career.  She turned the GSU law library into a premier facility and did it with her love of research and her wonderful sense of humor.  Remembering many AALL and ALLA meetings and the stories we shared.  It has been rumored that she is the only law librarian to actually use an umbrella in Seattle!

- Judith Krone

E. R. Lanier

I remember receiving an A in Georgia Practice and Procedure!!  Will never forget the class and the great "discussions" on personal jurisdiction and venue (shellenberger???).  Thanks for your dedication to the students and the college of law. 
- Faison Middleton (1995)


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