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Anne S. Emanuel

Emeritus    Professor of Law Emerita

J.D., Emory University School of Law


Criminal Law and Procedure
Wills and Trusts
Death Penalty
Criminal Procedure
Law Review


Anne S. Emanuel, professor of law emerita, teaches in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure, wills & trusts and fiduciary administration. She is a 1975 graduate of the Emory University School of Law, where she served as editor in chief of the Emory Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Elbert P. Tuttle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Emanuel released an authorized biography of Judge Tuttle in 2012, Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Jurist of the Civil Rights Revolution, and has published four articles in connection with that project.

Emanuel worked for two years with the Atlanta law firm, Huie, Brown & Ide. The firm represented Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and Emanuel worked on issues that rose out of construction of the East Line. She left the practice and returned to clerking, in the office of Chief Justice Harold N. Hill of the Georgia Supreme Court, for whom she worked for eight years. After Chief Justice Hill’s retirement, she joined the Georgia State Law faculty.

Emanuel served as reporter for the Trust Code Revision Committee, whose work was enacted as the Georgia Trust Act of 1991. She has been a member of the Board of the Federal Defenders Inc. for the Northern District of Georgia and of the Atlanta Bar Association, and a long-term board member of the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, now Greenlaw Inc., and the Formal Advisory Opinion Board of the State Bar of Georgia.

From 2004-2006, she served as chair of Georgia’s ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Committee; that work culminated in the publication of Evaluating Fairness and Accuracy in State Death Penalty Systems: The Georgia Death Penalty Assessment Report. Also, from 2004-06, she served as associate dean for academic affairs.

In early 2012, Emanuel received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights as well as the Lifetime Commitment to Public Service Award from the Emory Public Interest Committee.

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