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Summer Chandler

Visiting Assistant Professor

J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville


Summer Chandler, visiting assistant professor of law, teaches Bankruptcy.  She also oversees the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) and the Transactional Assistance & Practice Program (“TAPP”).  In the BAPP, students are given the opportunity to represent individuals in bankruptcy. In the TAPP, students provide transactional legal services to Atlanta-area non-profit organizations.

Chandler received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While in law school, Chandler was an executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She also served as a project coordinator for the Family Law Project, an organization that represented survivors of domestic violence in family law matters.

Prior to joining Georgia State Law, Chandler practiced for nearly 15 years in large, Atlanta-based law firms. She first practiced for 13 years in the law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (now known as Dentons). Thereafter, she practiced with McCalla Raymer, LLC. Chandler has focused her practice on commercial bankruptcy, commercial real estate related litigation and transactions, and other business transactions and disputes.

Chandler frequently writes and lectures on bankruptcy, business law, and ethics and professionalism. She is also engaged in a number of professional organizations, including the State Bar of Georgia Law School Outreach Committee, the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

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