J.D., University of Arkansas College of Law; Managing Editor, Arkansas Law Review
B.A., Indiana University, Spanish and Political Science, certificate in Latin American Studies; Phi Beta Kappa
Ben Chapman, Executive Director for the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative, manages Initiative programs and projects, including overseeing educational programming and coordinating outreach activities. He also manages the legal analytics certificate program, providing student advising and coordination.
Prior to joining GSU Law, Chapman spent 15 years as Assistant Dean for Information Technology at Emory University School of Law. In that job, he was a member of the senior staff for the law school and led the information technology department. He was responsible for all aspects of IT management and planning including strategic planning, project management, and budget. He also served as an adjunct faculty member and co-instructor for an innovative class in blogging and social media for third-year law students and was also an adjunct faculty member in Emory’s low-residency Juris Master program where he taught Contracts.
Prior to joining Emory Law, he set up the inaugural IT department at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Before that, he practiced law at a corporate law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma for several years.
He serves on the Board of Directors for The Community School in Decatur and lives in East Lake.