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									L aw Letter           Spring 2001

       L AW LETTER
   GEORGIA                    STATE                UNIVERSITY COLLEGE                                      OF       LAW

                                                               SPRING 2001

Eighth Annual Ben F. Johnson Jr. Award
to Clifford Oxford
T     he College of Law
      presented Clifford
Oxford with its Ben F.
                                    Mr. Oxford included
                                    former Atlanta mayor Sam
                                    Massell; Howard Hunter,
                                                                     F. Johnson Jr., founding
                                                                     dean and dean emeritus of
                                                                     the College of Law.
                                                                                                    losses as a result.” In
                                                                                                    1949, Mr. Oxford sought
                                                                                                    the adoption of a city
Johnson Jr. Public Service          dean of Emory University              “Three words describe     ordinance to unmask the
Award at a ceremony on              Law School; Donald Lee           Clifford Oxford and            Ku Klux Klan. He was told
April 12, 2001. This award          Hollowell, counsel to hun-       they are: courageous,          that he could be frozen out
is presented to a Georgia           dreds of people during the       determined and energetic.”     of the practice of law as a
lawyer whose life and               civil rights struggles era,      stated Dean Janice Griffith    result of this action, but he
career reflects the high            including the Rev. Martin        at the start of the eighth     persisted. Years later, he
tradition of public service         Luther King Jr.; and Paul        annual awards ceremony.        showed similar determina-
exemplified by founding             Cadenhead, the 1999              "He took on causes that he     tion and energy in
dean Ben F. Johnson Jr.             recipient of the Ben F.          thought were right even
Guest speakers honoring             Johnson Jr. award; and Ben       though he faced personal                 Continued on Page 3
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Miller Lecturer Explores Relationship of                                                                  IN THIS
Commerce to the Environment
                                                                                                    Challenge grant

C       arol M. Rose, Yale
        Law School’s Gordon
Bradford Tweedy Professor
                                                                     Chicago and a Ph.D. in
                                                                     history from Cornell
                                                                     University. She has taught
                                                                                                    approaches deadline
                                                                                                    Annual giving experiences
                                                                                                    a strong response
of Law and Organization,                                             at the law schools at                                 Page 4
was the guest speaker at                                             Stanford, Berkeley and         Smart growth sympo-
the Spring 2001 lecture in                                           Northwestern, has had          sium is joint venture
the Henry J. Miller Distin-                                          visiting appointments at       The Andrew Young School of
guished Lecture Series.                                              the University of Chicago      Policy Studies and College of
Presented each year in the                                           and Harvard and has been       Law co-sponsor event
                                    Dean Janice Griffith and
spring and fall, this series                                         a visiting professor at the                           Page 5
                                    Professor Carol M. Rose
is supported by the                                                  law schools of the Univer-     New Website launched
Loridans Foundation and                  Professor Rose has a        sity of Cologne in Germany,
                                                                                                    New look and new technol-
named for the late Henry            degree in philosophy from        the University of Adelaide
                                                                                                    ogy highlight updated
J. Miller, a partner in the         Antioch College, a masters       in Australia, the University
law firm of Alston & Bird           in political science and a                                                             Page 8
for more than 50 years.             J.D. from the University of               Continued on Page 3

GEORGIA      STATE     UNIVERSITY              COLLEGE         OF   LAW                                                      1
                                                                                        L aw Letter                              Spring 2001

                                                                                         The Law Letter is published by the Office of
                                                                                         Development three times a year for graduates, students,
                                                                                         faculty, staff and friends of the College of Law. Please

DEAN’S MESSAGE                                                                           send address changes, graduate news, comments and
                                                                                         requests to:
                                                                                         Christine M. Hill, Editor

                                                                                         Georgia State University College of Law
       he College of Law’s Hooding          adding materials on new legal develop-       Office of Development
                                                                                         P.O. Box 4037, Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
       Ceremony, on May 11, 2001,           ments. We are very proud of our
                                                                                         Phone: 404/651-4360 • Fax: 404/651-4155
ended another successful year. We           faculty’s scholarship productivity.          E-mail:
were honored that Governor Roy                   It’s been a busy year as well for       Office of Development
Barnes accepted our invitation to           law student competitions. Our team           Alleen Deutsch, Director
                                                                                              Phone: 404/651-2142 Fax: 404/651-4155
speak at the ceremony. By sharing his       placed 5th out of 24 at the National              E-mail:
experiences as a young lawyer who           Trial Advocacy Competition, in which         Delita M. Ashby, Alumni Relations Coordinator
represented an indigent criminal            one of our students received a Best               Phone: 404/651-2040 Fax: 404/651-4155
defendant, he inspired our graduates        Advocate award. At the William Daniel        Receptionists
to undertake activities throughout their    National Mock Trial Competition,             Student Services, 404/651-2048
legal careers that will advance our legal   Georgia State University was a national      Faculty, 404/651-2096

profession and improve the adminis-         semi-finalist, finishing 3rd out of 26       Law Library
                                                                                         Circulation Desk, 404/651-2478
tration of justice.                         teams. Two of our teams advanced to          Reference Desk, 404/651-4143
     College of Law faculty members         the semi-final rounds at the southeast-      Administration
pride themselves on their attention to      ern regional competition of the              Janice C. Griffith, Dean 404/651-2035
                                                                                         Steven Kaminshine, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
teaching and have been at the fore-         American Bar Association’s Appellate              404/651-2044
front in the use of technology in legal     Advocacy Competition. Our Association        Bob Shuford, Associate Dean for Administrative Services
education. The National Jurist Magazine     of Trial Lawyers of America team won         Cheryl Jackson, Admissions Director 404/651-4162
recently ranked Georgia State as the        the regional championship and                Vickie Brown, Career Services Director 404/651-2705
11th “most wired” law school in the         advanced to the national competition.        Nancy Johnson, Law Librarian 404/651-4140

country, a move up from our 20th            Our Frederick Douglass team was              Board of Visitors
                                                                                         Dom Wyant, Chair, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
ranking in 1998. Over the summer the        one of three southeastern teams that         Miles J. Alexander, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
college will wire classroom 230 to          advanced to the national competition.        Randall Allen, Alston & Bird
                                                                                         Representative Kathleen B. Ashe, District 46
add 55 more work stations that give              Further fulfilling our goal to be a     Byron Attridge, King & Spalding
students Internet and network connec-       resource to the community, Georgia           Dorothy Toth Beasley, Senior Judge, State of Georgia
tivity. We have already wired our two                                                    Marva Jones Brooks, Arnall, Golden & Gregory
                                            State Law Review students, in February,      W. Lee Burge, Retired Chairman of Equifax Inc.
large classrooms on the first floor.        sponsored a symposium on urban               Joel Cowan, Chairman, Metropolitan North Georgia
     Legal scholarship constitutes an       sprawl that attracted journalists, acade-         Water Planning District
                                                                                         Larry M. Dingle, Wilson, Brock & Irby
important part of the college’s mission     micians, and members of the bench            Gail H. Evans, Consultant
to provide new insights on molding          and bar. Speakers included Joel Cowan,       Allen E. Hill, Vice President, United Parcel Service
                                                                                         Thomas D. Hills, Atlanta City President,
the law to better serve our society.        former chairman of the Georgia                    Wachovia Bank, N.A.
A number of our faculty members             Regional Transportation Authority,           Ben F. Johnson III, Alston & Bird
engage in original and influential schol-   President Carl Patton, and faculty           Judge Edward H. Johnson, Georgia Court of Appeals
                                                                                         Joia M. Johnson, Rare Hospitality International, Inc.
arly inquiry. This year the faculty         members from metropolitan Atlanta            Richard Jones, Vice President & General Counsel,
published over 30 law review articles,      universities, the University of British           Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
                                                                                         Paul Kilpatrick Jr., Pope, McGlamry,
a book review, and a number of books.       Columbia, and the University of                   Kilpatrick & Morrison
In addition, faculty members supple-        Warsaw. Next fall the Law Review             Judge Phyllis Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals,
mented fifteen existing books by            will publish papers presented at the              11th Circuit
                                                                                         Paula Lawton-Bevington, Chairwoman, Servidyne Inc.
                                            symposium.                                   Joey M. Loudermilk, General Counsel, American
                                                 These developments provide only              Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus
                                                                                         John T. Marshall, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy
                                            a snapshot of the many exciting              Representative Jim Martin, Martin Brothers P.C.
                                            events that took place throughout the        Charles R. Morgan, Executive Vice President &
                                                                                              General Counsel, BellSouth Corporation
                                            academic year. Each class of students        Susan Neugent, President and CEO, Fernbank
                                            helps the college to grow and further             Museum of Natural History
                                            define itself. We have great hopes and       Mary Margaret Oliver, Joyner, Burnette, Oliver & Quinn
                                                                                         John R. Parker Jr., Vice President and General Counsel,
                                            expectations for the class of 2001 as             Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
                                            they join the ranks of the college’s         Stephanie Parker, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue
                                                                                         W. Scott Petty, King & Spalding
                                            graduates.                                   Daniel S. Reinhardt, Troutman Sanders LLP
                                                                                         Patricia Tate, Long, Aldridge & Norman
                                                                                         Randolph W. Thrower, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
                                                                                         Judge Peggy H. Walker, Juvenile Court, Douglas County
                                                                                         Gene Mac Winburn, Winburn, Lewis & Barrow

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Ben F. Johnson Jr. Award                                                                  Miller Lecture
Continued from Page 1                                                                     Continued from Page 1

                                                                                          of Hawaii and the University of
                                                                                               Professor Rose began her talk
                                                                                          with a review of some of her earlier
                                                                                          work on the cost of environmental
                                                                                          controls, which escalates depending
                                                                                          upon the method used. The property
                                                                                          rights method may be the most
                                                                                          expensive way to control the preven-
                                                                                          tion of environmental harm, and
                                                                                          also the most efficient if resources
                                                                                          come under extreme pressure.
                                                                                               Professor Rose proceeded to
                                                                                          discuss the concept of commerce
                                                                                          and that many national laws and
Clifford and Helen Oxford are joined by their son and his wife, Clifford Allen and Ruby
Oxford. (left to right)                                                                   international treaties protect free
                                                                                          commerce. She noted that the self-
canvassing local and state public             of Regents initially approved it.           protection strategies of small groups,
officials to approve the creation of               Clifford Oxford has established a      such as keeping newcomers out,
the Georgia State University College          tremendous legacy of public service         were the best methods for protecting
of Law. He strongly believed that             to Atlanta where he was born,               natural resources from depletion,
Atlanta needed an affordable law              raised, and educated and has                and that the costs of such control
school that could serve the needs of          practiced law for 59 years.                 were small. International practices
part-time students.                                He is with the firm of McGee &         toward commerce may not always
     His lengthy and enterprising             Oxford and concentrates in the              be the most economically
campaign resulted in the opening of           areas of zoning law, condemnation           efficient means of protecting
the College of Law in the fall of             law, real property law, family law,         resources, and even in times of ex-
1982, almost 8 years after the Board          and will and estate planning.               treme resource pressure, “keep-out”
                                                                                          strategies should be embraced as
                                                                                          one tool in resource protection.
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Three Classes Celebrate Reunion
                                                                                                 Graduates from classes of 1985,
                                                                                                 1990 and 1995 reconnected with
                                                                                                 classmates at their reunion held at
                                                                                                 the Georgia State University Student
                                                                                                 Center Ballroom on Saturday,
                                                                                                 March 31, 2001.

                                                                                                  Cheryl Jackson, director of admis-
                                                                                                  sions, meets and greets alumni.

left to right Kenneth (‘95) and
Nancy Grim, L. Kent Webb (‘95)
and Alleen Deutsch, director of
development and alumni relations.

Amy (’95) and Brad Wolverton
get a caricature done by artist
Anthony Steward of Artboy Graphics.
GEORGIA        STATE      UNIVERSITY          COLLEGE        OF    LAW                                                          3
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Challenge     Law Week 2001 Reaches Out
Grant         to Community
              L aw WeekMarchMarchandonwith honorwentaonoftoLaw. to receive.from
                             2001 began
Total $42,837 nated on Saturday, 24     culmi- later
                                                     for student

                                               the College
                                                             receive a J.D.

                                           the Barristers’ Ball held at the              A fashion show, a blood drive

D       ue to the strong response of
        many of our graduates, the
college’s total annual giving for this
                                           Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Each year
                                           this event brings well-known and
                                           experienced attorneys, judges and
                                                                                    and the planting of 50 oak trees
                                                                                    in Grant Park to one day replace
                                                                                    its aging canopy were some of the
                                           non-legal professionals to campus        events sponsored by student organi-
year, as of May 15, 2001, is at
                                           and allows for increased interaction     zations. Featured guests spoke on a
$42,837. Our goal is to raise
                                           and communication among students,        variety of subjects including the role
$50,000 in gifts from graduates by
                                           faculty and the surrounding              of religion and the law, the death
June 30, in order to receive a match-
                                           community.                               penalty, the Dales v. Boy Scouts of
ing grant of $50,000 from a 1989
                                                Penny Brown Reynolds, a state       America case and affirmative action.
graduate. We also seek to increase
                                           judge in the Fulton County court              In addition, Professor Carol M.
our percentage of graduate donors to
                                           system, was the keynote speaker.         Rose of Yale Law School delivered
20%, which is the national average
                                           Judge Reynolds is a Georgia State        the 28th Miller lecture during Law
for law schools. We are well on our
                                           University graduate who received         Week. She spoke on the relationship
way! It is not too late for your gift to
                                           the Georgia State Outstanding            of commerce to the environment.
count and put us over the top! Here
                                           Student Award, which is the highest
is the information on the dollars
contributed and percentage of
alumni donors by class year.               ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

      Class   Percent   Total              Auction Funds Fellowships
      year    donors    dollars

                                           T     he Public Interest Law Associa-
                                                 tion (P.I.L.A.) sponsored its
                                           ninth annual auction on January 27
                                                                                    $13,000, which allowed P.I.L.A. to
                                                                                    award seven fellowships to students
                                                                                    who will work this summer in public
   1986        16%       5,710             at the James H. Sloppy Floyd Build-      interest positions. Bill Christman,
   1987         9%       6,820             ing in downtown Atlanta. Students        Laurel David, David Dorsey, Emily
   1988         9%       1,885             and faculty, as well as individual       Gilbert and Tamara McDowell were
   1989        13%       2,555             and business members of the              awarded full-time fellowships of
   1990         8%       1,775             community, donated items to help         $2,100 each and Mark Lane and
                                           raise money to fund P.I.L.A. fellow-     Brad Legare were each awarded
   1991         4%         555
                                           ships. The approximately 250 people      part-time fellowships of $1,050.
   1992        10%       2,660             in attendance raised more than
   1993         8%       2,165
   1994        14%       1,980             ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
   1995         8%       2,149
   1996         4%         335                                                                            Faculty cheer on
                                                                                                          alumni phonathon
   1997        14%       2,347                                                                            volunteers. Stand-
   1998        15%       4,490                                                                            ing (left to right) is:
   1999        12%       1,325                                                                            Professor Anne
   2000        24%       2,895                                                                            Emanuel, Profes-
                                                                                                          sor Charity Scott,
                                                                                                          Rose Goff ’90 and
   Totals       11.3% $42,837
                                                                                                          Dean Janice Griffith.
                                                                                                          Seated are Amy
    Please make your check out to                                                                         Wolverton ’95, and
the G.S.U. Foundation/College of Law                                                                      Elizabeth Baer ’95.
and mail it to Christine Hill, develop-                                                                   Students and
ment assistant, College of Law, P.O.                                                                      alumni volunteers
Box 4037, Atlanta, Ga 30302-4037.                                                                         have been working
                                                                                                          hard to meet the
Thank you!
                                                                                                          challenge grant.
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L aw Letter           Spring 2001

Smart Growth and Urban Sprawl
Symposium Topics
O        n February 1, 2001, the
         Georgia State University Law
Review and the Andrew Young
                                         population, who
                                         increased discrimi-
School of Policy Studies co-sponsored    nation due to
a symposium entitled “Spr’all Come       racial geographic
On In.” This event featured nine         divisions. Janice
renowned experts on growth man-          Griffith, dean of
agement, two of whom traveled            the College of Law,
from outside the United States           followed with a
to offer an international perspective    discussion on how
on the subject.                          metropolitan-wide
     The morning session began with      control must be
Professor Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben      instituted to maintain
F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law at Georgia   the Atlanta region’s
                                                                    Law Review staff
State University College of Law, who     expansion effectively.
gave a brief introduction on the               The afternoon
issues of smart growth. He then          session began with city planner,              Buzbee with a discussion of incen-
introduced Georgia State University      lawyer and University of British              tives for smart growth. The final
President Carl Patton who spoke          Columbia adjunct law professor Ray            speaker was Professor Amy Helling
about the role the university must       Young who spoke about the accom-              of Georgia State University’s Andrew
play in the revitalization of down-      plishments the city of Vancouver has          Young School of Policy Studies, who
town Atlanta. Next to speak was          achieved in dealing with urban                offered some words in defense of
Georgia Tech Professor Chris Nelson      sprawl. He said that Vancouver has            urban sprawl. Closing remarks were
who noted the irony in the fact          used the failure of large American            made by Dean Janice Griffith and
                                         cities like Los Angeles as an example         Roy Bahl, dean of the Andrew Young
                                         of what not to do. Professor Michal           School of Policy Studies.
                                         Kulesza of the University of Warsaw                Articles generated by this event
                                         related the problems facing Warsaw            will be available in the symposium
                                         in its battle with outward development.       edition of the Law Review scheduled
                                               Next to speak was Emory                 for publication in the fall.
                                         University law professor William
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                                         Graduate Leadership Council
Symposium panelists Ray Young and
                                         Seeks Members
William Buzbee

that reliance on the courts is now
necessary to implement many
                                         T      he Graduate Leadership Council
                                                is the organization that repre-
                                         sents all law school graduates and
                                                                                       serve, or nominate yourself!
                                                                                       Representatives are expected to
                                                                                       attend four meetings each year; staff
growth-management plans when,            provides service to the college by            and enlist the support of classmates
originally, zoning and planning          assisting with the coordination of a          for the annual phonathons and
ordinances were intended to avoid        wide range of activities. Each class is       selected events; bring peer concerns
court involvement. Joel Cowan,           represented by two or more active             to the quarterly meetings; enlist the
former chairman of the Georgia           members. The term of office lasts             support of classmates to organize a
Regional Transportation Authority,       for two years, following nomination           class reunion at five-year intervals;
explained the role the authority plays   and acceptance of the invitation              and chair or staff ad hoc committees
in helping Atlanta cope with its         to serve on the council. We are cur-          or task forces when requested.
urban sprawl problem.                    rently seeking new or additional              If you wish to serve, please contact
     After a short break, Professor      class representatives for the follow-         Alleen Deutsch, development
Robert Bullard of Clark Atlanta          ing classes in particular: 1984, 1985,        director, at 404-651-2142 or email
University spoke about the effect of     1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991,        We look forward
Atlanta’s rapid outward growth           1992, 1993, 1996 and 1998. You                to hearing from you!
upon the city’s African-American         may nominate an individual to
GEORGIA      STATE     UNIVERSITY        COLLEGE       OF   LAW                                                         5
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Mark Budnitz was a panelist             Law Libraries’ annual meeting in       Charles Marvin, under a                Law School, New Haven,
on “What Price Privacy?”at the          April. She attended a colloquium       Fulbright Teaching Grant, taught       Connecticut and “Reparations
annual Fisher Memorial Program          of law librarians and legal            three courses in comparative           and the Quest for Social Justice:
of the Conference on Consumer           publishers in Oak Brook, Illinois,     constitutional and administrative      What We Can Learn from Redress
Finance Law. He also participated       in May.                                law at the Riga Graduate School        Movements in the United States
as a panelist on “2 B or Not 2 B:                                              of Law in Latvia during this past      and South Africa,” at the Confer-
Consumer Payments on the                Julian Juergensmeyer spoke             academic year. He has been             ence on Reconstruction and
Internet” at the spring meeting of      about “Sprawl and the Law” at          awarded a renewal grant to teach       Reparations, Cape Town, South
the American Bar Association’s          the College of Law’s alumni            at R.G.S.L. after each semester at     Africa, January 2001.
Business Law Section                    breakfast at the Georgia State Bar     Georgia State University in 2001-
                                        meeting in January and moder-          2002. Professor Marvin was a           Charity Scott recently published
Anne Emmanuel has been com-             ated the “Spr’all Come On In”          panelist at conferences in Riga on     an article entitled, “Is Too Much
missioned by “American National         symposium co-sponsored by the          “Developing Constitutional Law         Privacy Bad for Your Health? An
Biography,” published by Oxford         Georgia State University Law           in Transitional Democracies” and       Introduction to the Law and
University Press, to write a            Review and the Andrew Young            “Administrative Law Aspects            Ethics of Medical Privacy,” in a
biographical entry on Judge Tuttle.     School of Policy Studies. In           Concerning Patients' Rights            symposium issue of Biomedical
                                        February, he lectured on “Recent       Under National Health Care             Ethics Reviews devoted to the
Victor Flatt worked on the              Land Use Planning and Control          Systems.”                              topic of privacy and health care.
newly passed Atlanta human              Law Judicial Decisions” at Georgia                                            This article was revised and
rights ordinance. His article           Tech’s American Institute of           Ellen S. Podgor presented a            reprinted in the Georgia State
entitled “He should at his peril        Certified Planners preparation         paper at Notre Dame University         University Law Review, incorporat-
keep it there . . . ” was the lead      workshop. During this academic         School of Law in March at a            ing the controversial new federal
article in Notre Dame Law Review,       year he has served as a member         symposium on law teaching. In          health care privacy regulations
Vol. 76 (2001).                         of Georgia’s Tech’s College of         addition, she authored the follow-     issued by the Department of
                                        Architecture Harry West Chair          ing essay “Do We Need A ‘Beanie        Health and Human Services.
Marjorie Girth lectured on the          search committee.                      Baby’ Fraud Statute?, 49 American      In May, at the annual meeting of
subject of “Using Empirical Re-                                                University Law Review (2000).          the Georgia Academy of
search in Analyzing Bankruptcy          Mark Kadish was a guest on             Podgor, and Professor Barry            Healthcare Attorneys, Scott gave
Issues” at the Association of           National Public Radio, discussing      Sullivan, co-authored “Respect,        a presentation on medical errors
American Law Schools’ national          juvenile justice. He has been          Responsibility, and the Virtue of      and the new patient safety stan-
bankruptcy workshop in May. In          quoted in the Daily Report and         Introspection: An Essay on             dards recently issued by
the Georgia General Assembly’s          the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in    Professionalism in the Law             the Joint Commission on the
2001 session, Professor Girth           connection with the Gold Club          School Environment,” 15 Notre          Accreditation of Healthcare
participated with a group of legis-     prosecution.                           Dame Journal of Law, Ethics &          Organizations.
lators and lawyers who achieved                                                Public Policy 117 (2001).
enactment of HB 373, increasing         Steven Kaminshine has been                                                    Roy Sobelson coached the
Georgia’s exemptions in bank-           named chair of the Labor and           Mary Radford shared the                College of Law’s mock trial team
ruptcy proceedings from levels          Employment Law section of the          “Professor of the Year” award          for the American Bar
established in 1980. She is also a      Atlanta Bar Association for 2001-02.   given by the Class of 2001 with        Association’s National Criminal
member of the American Law                                                     Corneill Stephens. Professor           Justice Competition in Chicago in
Institute’s consultative group          Marjorie Knowles spoke at              Radford gave presentations this        March and Paideia High School’s
for the preparation of the restate-     Stanford Law School’s Fiduciary        spring on recent developments          mock trial team in February. This
ment (3rd) of restitution and           College on fund governance and         in Georgia fiduciary law for the       past semester, Professor
unjust enrichment.                      has been asked to serve on the         Atlanta Bar Association Estate         Sobelson taught civil procedure at
                                        Subcommittee on International          Planning Section and the Decatur-      both Emory Law School and the
Janice Griffith made a presenta-        Developments of the Corporate          DeKalb Estate Planning Council.        College of Law and taught for his
tion on “Smart Governance for           Law Committee of the Section on                                               10th year at Emory's Trial Tech-
Smart Growth: Will It Happen?”          Business Law of the American           Natsu Saito published “From            niques Program in May.
at the Symposium on “Spr’all            Bar Association.                       Slavery and Seminoles to AIDS in
Come On In” sponsored by the                                                   South Africa: An Essay on Race         Corneill Stephens shared the
Georgia State University Law            Paul Milich presented extended         and Property in International          “Professor of the Year” award
Review and the Andrew Young             programs on Georgia evidence to        Law“ 45 Villanova Law Review           given by the Class of 2001 with
School of Policy Studies in February.   the Superior Court judges in Janu-     1135 (2000). Professor Saito           Mary Radford.
                                        ary and the State Court judges in      made the following presenta-
Nancy Johnson, has compiled,            May as part of the Institute of        tions: “Davis v. United States: Are    Jack Williams was recently
with Susan Phillips, the Seventh        Continuing Judicial Education.         the Rights of Black Seminoles          named the inaugural American
Edition of Legal Research Exer-         Professor Milich also spoke on         Still Determined by the Laws of        Bankruptcy Institute (A.B.I.)
cises (West, 2001). Professor           evidence for programs sponsored        Slavery? ” at the Martin Luther        Robert M. Zinman Distinguished
and law librarian Johnson was           by the Institute of Continuing         King, Jr. Service Summit, in           Scholar in Residence for 2001, in
co-chair of local arrangements for      Legal Education and the Georgia        Atlanta; “Beyond Reparations”          addition to being named to the
the Southeastern Association of         Trial Lawyers Association.             James Thomas Lecture, at Yale          A.B.I. Endowment Fund Commit-

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tee. Professor Williams spoke at       Doug Yarn made presentations                                                                                                                                                                     department.                          straddle-year income taxes in

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the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law        on the Ethics 2000 Recommen-                                                                                                                                                                                                          corporate Chapter 11 reorganiza-
Institute in Atlanta on “Hot Topics    dations for Model Rules on ADR                                                                                                                                                                   1998                                 tions will be published early next
in Avoidable Preferences” and          at the University of Arkansas Law                                                                                                                                                                Jeremy Citron has left Holland &     year.
“Liability of Directors and Officers   Review Symposium in February                                                                                                                                                                     Knight to join his mother’s
of an Insolvent Corporation to         and at the American Bar                                                                                                                                                                          matchmaking company, Tradi-          2000
Creditors.” Williams presented         Association’s Dispute Resolution                                                                                                                                                                 tional Matchmakers, Inc. as an       Matt Striecker is a senior
“Who Owns the Back of a Base-          Section annual meeting in Wash-                                                                                                                                                                  attorney and marketing specialist.   researcher, which will grow into a
ball Card?: A Player’s Rights in       ington, D.C., in April. His recent                                                                                                                                                                                                    fellowship position, at the Univer-
His Performance Statistics.” at a      article on the subject was pub-                                                                                                                                                                  1999                                 sity of Minnesota Law School’s
symposium on baseball and the          lished as “Lawyer Ethics in ADR                                                                                                                                                                  Matthew Kim has left his             Institute on Race and Poverty.
law at Yeshiva University’s            and the Recommendations of                                                                                                                                                                       position of patent advisor at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        technology transfer office at the    Allison K. Whitley is an associ-
Cardozo School of Law in New           Ethics 2000 to Revise the Model
York City.                             Rules of Professional Conduct:                                                                                                                                                                   Centers for Disease Control and      ate at Richelo Morrissey & Toler.
                                       Considerations for Adoption                                                                                                                                                                      Prevention, He is now intellectual   This is a correction. The firm name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        property counsel at SpectRx, Inc.    was spelled incorrectly in the last
Patrick Wiseman was invited to         and State Application,” in 54
give a keynote speech at the Syl-      Arkansas Law Review 190 (2001).                                                                                                                                                                  in Norcross. SpectRx is a public     issue.
labus 2000 Conference in Boston        As Research Fellow for the Gruter                                                                                                                                                                biomedical device company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        specializing in point-of-care for     In Memorium
last November after receiving the      Institute on Law and Human
2000 Tom Creed Memorial                Behavior, Professor Yarn made                                                                                                                                                                    non-invasive and minimally-          A. Jean Tolman-Hanke, an
Pioneer Award for his work on          presentations on the “Develop-                                                                                                                                                                   invasive diagnostics utilizing       honors graduate of the class of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        optical energy.                      1987, died on June 3 as a result
teaching and learning with             ment of a Sense of Justice” at the
technology. His speech, entitled       University of Munich and on                                                                                                                                                                                                           of an automobile accident. She
“Lessons Virtually Learned — The       “Problems in the Development                                                                                                                                                                     Graham Stieglitz, an expert on       was a partner at the law firm of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bankruptcy taxation, has taken a     Arnall Golden Gregory, where she
Evolution of an Online Course”         of Court-Connected Mediation
described pedagogical lessons          under German Civil Procedure”                                                                                                                                                                    position with Kilpatrick Stockton.   chaired the firm’s environmental
learned from teaching his course       at the University of Tubingen,                                                                                                                                                                   His thesis on the treatment of       practice group.
on law and the Internet. In            Germany.
January, Professor Wiseman par-
ticipated in an online conference
on creating community in online                                                                                                                                                                                                             Attention 1986, 1991 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1996 Graduates!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We have begun planning your reunion event

           CLASSACTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                     scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2001.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information about the event and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            how you can help, contact Delita Ashby, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            404-651-2040 or or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            visit the college’s website @ http//
1993                                      Ramar Corbet Garves & Shaw in
Scott Hilsen has recently moved           Detroit, Michigan.                                                                                                                                                                                Class of 1986 Host Committee Chair
from Nelson Mullins to Alston &                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Deborah Wolf
Bird where he will be counsel in          Mimi McCain is now a real estate                                                                                                                                                                  Class of 1991 Host Committee Chair
the securities litigation section.        closing attorney at the law office                                                                                                                                                                         Lori Winkleman
                                          of Trey Inman and will soon be                                                                                                                                                                    Class of 1996 Host Committee Chair
Scott M. Kaye has formed the              running his Cobb County office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vicki Bell
new firm of Manchel Wiggins &             She is also currently the president
Kaye in Atlanta.                          of the Stonewall Bar Association
                                          of Georgia.
1994                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We have a dream in the development
Glenn Baker of King & Spalding            Joseph Randazzo has opened a                                                                                                                                                                   department.
is the prosecution team’s top             new firm called Step & Randazzo
assistant in the ongoing federal          in Lawrenceville.                                                                                                                                                                                      It is to have email addresses for all our
racketeering trial involving the                                                                                                                                                                                                             graduates by the end of this year. Please help
Gold Club.                                1997                                                                                                                                                                                               us achieve that dream.
                                          Vincent Davis is teaching mass
1995                                      communication law on a part-                                                                                                                                                                           Send your email information to
Shaheen I. Imami has joined the           time basis in Georgia State                                                                                                                                                                  
law firm of Willmarth Tanoury             University’s communications                                                                                                                                                                            Attn: Christine Hill
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                                                                                             L aw Letter                 Spring 2001

                                            UPCOMING EVENTS

 QUARTERLY MEETING                        LECTURE SERIES                                 Thursday, October 25, 2001
    Thursday, September 6, 2001           Speaker: A. E. Dick Howard, White              8 a.m.
    6:30 p.m.                             Burkett Miller Professor of Law & Public       Faculty Conference Room
    Location: tba                         Affairs at the University of Virginia Law
                                                                                      LEADERSHIP-LEVEL DONOR
 REUNION FOR CLASSES 1986, 1991                Thursday, October 4, 2001              RECOGNITION APPRECIATION EVENT
                                               6 p.m.
 AND 1996                                                                                 Date, Time and Location: tba
                                               Location: tba
    Saturday, September 8, 2001
                                              This event is free and open to all
    7 p.m.
                                              graduates and the public.
    University campus location tba

Nominations Sought for                                                                 Enhanced Website
Graduate Award                                                                         Launched at
                                          at the Swissôtel, Atlanta.
     The College of Law’s Graduate
Leadership Council has resurrected             Georgia State University College
                                                                                       College of Law
its service award to honor a graduate     of Law graduates, faculty, students
who has made an outstanding
contribution of time or financial
resources to the College of Law. It
                                          and others within the legal commu-
                                          nity will receive nomination forms in
                                          the mail. The nomination form. may
                                                                                      G        eorgia State University’s
                                                                                               College of Law launched a
                                                                                       new version of its website on
will be presented at the college’s        also be downloaded from http://              June 1, 2001. In development
alumni breakfast at the 2002 State The deadline for nomina-         since August of 2000, the site
Bar of Georgia’s Mid-year Meeting         tions is Friday, September 14, 2001.         boasts a new look as well as
scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2002,        For more information about this         updated content and newer tech-
                                          award please visit the College of            nology. A completely new home
                                          Law’s website at          page, developed around the main
                                          or contact Delita Ashby, alumni rela-        types of visitors to the site, is a key
                                          tions coordinator, at 404-651-2040           feature.
                                          or                        We welcome your comments
                                                                                       after you have visited the new
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY                                                               site. Contact Peter E. Thorsett,
College of Law                                                                         Coordinator, Web & Instructional
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