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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

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)

Anne Emanuel

I was fortunate to work as Professor Emanuel's research assistant during my final year in law school.  In helping with her reasearch about wills, the cases I was reading were very old and the "property" at issue was slaves.  As a 6th or 7th generation Southerner, whose ancestors unfortunately were slave holders, I found the cases fascinating.  They provided me with a perspective I had never before had on an issue that has haunted Southerners for generations.
- Julie Powell (1992)

E. R. Lanier

I took you for Civ. Pro. and GA Civ. Pro; but my greatest memories of you were during the International and Commercial Arbittration Summer Study Abroad in Austria, the summer of 2002.  It was the first time I had ever seen you in shorts without a bow-tie! LOL  Many happy regards; enjoy this next phase of your life. :-)

You inspired me to choose GA State for law school.

- Sonya N. Campbell (2004)

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)

Lynn Hogue

I'll never forget my Constitutional Law class with Professor Hogue. I can't even remember the topic, but when a student began to recite an answer Professor Hogue interrupted saying "I don't want to know what the book says. I want to know what you THINK!"  

It was a lightbulb moment for me in law school - to begin not only reading and memorizing material, but to digest it and form opinions. I enjoyed that class so much, I took Conflicts of Law just so I could have Professor Hogue again. I'm so glad I did!

Congratulations, Professor Hogue, on your retirement. Thank you for teaching me to THINK again.

- Dana Carroll (2008)

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