Celebrate Retiring Faculty  

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)


You're Invited!

Join us as we celebrate 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.

Wednesday, May 9
6:30 p.m.
GSU Student Center Ballroom

Please RSVP before April 25, 2012. 


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)

Nancy Johnson

Somehow I was fortunate enough to take Nancy Johnson's Advanced Legal Research class and thus enter a world of fascinating facts.  Through her efforts, I became an ardent researcher, pursuing legal questions with a vigor than remains with me still.  And, I had the further good fortune to obtain an assistantship with Prof. Johnson in the law library, which just added to my love for research.  Trite as it may sound, Nancy Johnson truly changed my life. 

- Mary McCall Cash (1992)

Lynn Hogue

Professor Hogue, I still feel so awed by your teaching and devotion to your students that I must call you "Professor".  You were the ultimate professor for me. You made me go way beyond what I thought I could do. You inspired me to become a much better person than I was. Law school, as difficult as it was, became more palatable due to your diligence and inspiration. I will never forget you.    
- Martha Baum Carlton (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

Mark Budnitz

Thank you Professor Budnitz for your service to the College of Law and your warm, welcoming style in and out of class. Little did you know that before I ever set foot on campus, I was looking forward to your E-Commerce class! Although you never quite convinced me to return to paper checks instead doing my financial transactions online, you had so much wisdom on so many topics to share with me. Your advice and perspective meant more to me than you'll know, and I wish you the best in the years to come!
- Warren Thomas (2011)

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