April 13, 2006
Basil H. Mattingly has been selected by the student body of Georgia State University’s College of Law as the 2005-2006 Professor of the Year.
Professor Mattingly received the honor during the April 8th Barristers Ball held at the TWELVE Hotel in Atlantic Station, and was recognized again during COL Honors Day ceremonies April 12th.
This is the second time Professor Mattingly has been honored by students in this manner – he was named Professor of the Year at the College of Law once before for the 1999-2000 academic year.
“I am truly appreciative in so many ways,” said Professor Mattingly. “Receiving this honor from the students means a lot to me. It is very gratifying for a professor to feel that he or she makes a difference in the classroom as we help prepare the next generation of outstanding graduates from the College of Law. I thank the students for their vote of confidence.”
Professor Mattingly teaches in the areas of Property, Real Estate Transactions, Advanced Real Estate Transactions and Commercial Leasing. His present scholarly pursuits focus on the issues generated by distressed real property. He has published articles on real property foreclosures, the treatment of real property interests in bankruptcy and regulatory takings. Professor Mattingly is an active member of several committees within the College of Law and has served as a Senator on the Georgia State University Faculty Senate. He is a dedicated mentor to his students, serving as both a faculty advisor to numerous students and as a supervisor of several independent studies.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, Professor Mattingly was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the staff of the Kentucky Law Journal. He served as an associate at the Dallas, Texas, law firms of Johnson & Swanson and Hughes & Luce, where his practice experience centered in the areas of real estate and bankruptcy. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and joined the College of Law faculty in 1993.
Professor Mattingly is active in civic and community affairs, serving as an officer and director of several civic associations, community organizations and charitable institutions.