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Basil H. Mattingly

Associate Professor of Law

J.D., high honors, University of Kentucky College of Law
B.S., Western Kentucky University


Basil H. Mattingly, associate professor of law, teaches 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.

Mattingly is an active member of several committees 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. His students have rewarded his efforts by selecting him as the 1999-2000 Outstanding Professor of the Year.

Mattingly is a 1987 graduate (high honors) of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he 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 until 1993. In 1993, he joined the College of Law faculty. Mattingly’s practice experience centered in the areas of real estate and bankruptcy. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Mattingly also is active in civic and community affairs. He has served as an officer and director of several civic associations, community organizations, and charitable institutions. He has also performed as both an assistant girl’s basketball coach and a Little League umpire, to less than critical acclaim.

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