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Leslie E. Wolf: Thoughtful and Trustworthy

Several female colleagues were playing a game in which each selected a card she felt best described the “it” person. Every card chosen for Leslie E. Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, said, “The one we would most like to have her finger on the nuclear… more »

Ben F. Johnson Jr. : A Foundation of Leadership

Posted On July 11, 2017 by Jennifer Bryon Owen 

A proven leader was needed to establish the new law school at Georgia State University. Ben F. Johnson Jr. was just the person. Though he had just retired from 35 years as professor and dean at Emory University School of Law, Johnson, who was in his late 60s, accepted the charge to be Georgia State… more »

Craig Cleland

Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92): Communicating Clearly

As a student, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) was helped to succeed in Complex Litigation by the leadership of adjunct professor Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92). As an associate at Ogletree Deakins working under Cleland, a shareholder, that leadership education continues.

“[As a professor] he was passionate and helped students tackle a difficult subject and do well,” Donohue said. 

Cleland clearly communicated… more »

Nancy Johnson (J.D. ’86) : A Visionary’s Legacy

With the best views, the Law Library is “prime real estate” at the top of the College of Law building. This was the vision of the late Nancy Johnson (J.D. ’86), associate dean for library and information services and professor of law. She wanted the best spot for the students and found agreement within the planning team and faculty. But Johnson’s imprint remains… more »