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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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Bernadette Hartfield

As a part-time student, it was often difficult to become involved in activities outside the classroom and even harder to network with attorneys. Professor Hartfield helped me become involved in the Family Law Inn of Court where I was able to network with attorneys and judges in the area.  

She introduced me to so many people that year and helped boost my confidence in speaking to judges and attorneys. I feel honored to have been in the presence of Professor Hartfield both inside the classroom and with the Inn of Court.  She is truly a mentor to her students, and I will always admire her insight and grace.

- Dana Carroll (2008)

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)

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

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

Best wishes on the occasion of your retirement. I want to offer my sincere thanks for your attempting to school me/us in the finer points of law. Surprisingly, I actually learned and retained some of it, although my grades may not have been the best indicator of what I learned. I'm sorry I cannot attend the reception but I will be there in spirit.

All the best in your future endeavors!


- Whit Duskin (97)

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