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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

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)

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)

E. R. Lanier

The College of Law's Summer program in Linz, Austria would not have been the same without Professor Lanier's sense of humor and the engaging visits to the European arbitration courts.  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
- Marian Adeimy (2009)

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

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)

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