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Roy M. Sobelson

Professor of Law and Director of the LL.M. Program

B.A., Emory University
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
LL.M., Temple University School of Law.


Civil Trial and Procedure
Evidence Law
Lawyer Discipline
Legal Ethics
Trial Practice


Roy M. Sobelson, professor of law and former associate dean for academic affairs, joined the College of Law faculty in 1985. He teaches Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure and Evidence and has long served as one of the college’s Mock Trial team coaches. Sobelson is the director of the LL.M. Program.

Sobelson also has taught as a visiting professor at the Emory University School of Law. Before entering academia, he served as managing attorney at the Brunswick office of Georgia Legal Services, the activities of which are chronicled in Melissa Fay Greene’s award winning book, Praying for Sheetrock.

Sobelson lectures and writes widely on ethics and professionalism. He has served on the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, the Formal Advisory Opinion Board and the Clients’ Security Fund, as well as acting as reporter for the Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on the Evaluation of Disciplinary Enforcement.

Sobelson is a regular instructor in trial techniques and served for a year as the interim director of the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques at Emory University School of Law.


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