Emory Lawyer: A Work in Progress
Biannual alumni magazine for Emory Law
lawyer spring 2010 A work in progress Emory women making strides as legal profession evolves also see inside: Adelman 89L New Ambassador to Singapore T Commencement 2010 associate dean for development and University Relations Susan Fitzgerald Carter, JD senior director of Marketing and Communications Timothy L. Hussey, APR editor Wendy R. Cromwell Associate Director of Publications Contributors April Bogle Liz Chilla, Assistant Manager of Communications Holly Cline Danielle Friedman 10L MIchael S. Kang, Associate Professor of Law Margaret Lisi Ginger Pyron Robert Schapiro, Professor of Law art direction/design Winnie Hulme Photographers Tony Benner, Wendy Cromwell; Winston Gu 12L; Kay Hinton; Caroline Joe; Gary Meek; Tom Meyer; Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts; James Reyes 10L about the Cover The cover illustration was created by Brian Stauffer. about Emory Lawyer Emory Lawyer is published biannually by Emory University School of Law and is distributed free to alumni and friends. Produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Contact Us Send letters to the editor, news, story ideas and class notes to Wendy R. Cromwell, Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322; firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.712.5384. accolades Emory Law won a Bronze Anvil for the 2009 � 2010 viewbook for the Office of Admission and a Bronze Anvil Certificate of Accommodation for Emory Lawyer, the highest tactical awards presented by the National Public Relations Society of America. Emory Law also won an Award of Excellence for the 2009 magazines in the Print Excellence Competition of the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia. Clarification Stephen Patrick Johnson 09L was omitted from the list of alumni who passed the July 2009 Georgia Bar exam (Emory Lawyer, Fall 2009). The Georgia Bar Association failed to include his name in the list sent to Emory Law. � 2010 Emory University School of Law. All rights reserved. Articles may be reprinted in full or in part if source is acknowledged. Change of address: Send address changes by mail to Office of Development and Alumni Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road, Plaza 1000, Atlanta, GA 30322. Email: Communications@law.emory.edu Website: www.law.emory.edu wohundredsixtygraduateswerehonoredMay10duringtheEmoryLaw HoodingandDiplomaCeremony.PriortotheEmoryLawceremony, graduateswereaddressedbyCaliforniaGov.ArnoldSchwarzenegger,who receivedanhonorarydoctoroflaws. FrankS.Alexanderreceivedthisyear'sMostOutstandingProfessorAward. JasonEsteves10l,presidentoftheStudentBarAssociation,receivedtheMost OutstandingThird-YearStudentAward. TheMinisterGloriaJeanFowlerAngelAward--whichrecognizesa graduatingstudentwhoembodiesthekindnessandgraceofformerEmoryLaw employeeGloriaJeanFowler--wasawardedtoBrandonGoldberg10l. ProfessorCharlesA.ShanorreceivedtheEmoryWilliamsTeaching Award,whichwasestablishedin1972andisthehighestawardatEmoryfor excellenceinteaching.TheBenF.JohnsonTeachingAward,whichrecognizes acommitmenttoteachingandexcellence,waspresentedtoL.Q.C.Lamar ProfessorofLawPeterHayandProfessorNathanielE.Gozansky. LearnmoreaboutCommencement2010atwww.law.emory.edu/ 10commencement.PhotosfromtheHoodingandDiplomaCeremonyare availableatwww.law.emory.edu/10diploma.WatchtheceremonyonEmory Law'sYouTubeChannelatwww.youtube.com/emoryschooloflaw. 8 spring 2010 features 8 TopChefHonors by Liz ChiLLa R onaldMcDonaldHousefamiliesbenefitfromfirst-yearcontest 0 1 AWorkinProgress by ginger pyron 10 Emorywomenmakingstridesaslegalprofessionevolves 2 2 ReadingTheirWrites by Margaret Lisi EmoryLawgraduatesshineasauthorsandcommunicators PersPective 7 1 A delman89lAmbassadortoSingapore by wendy r. CroMweLL Businessistopagendaitemfornewdiplomat 18 FindingTheirCreativeOutlets by Liz ChiLLa and wendy r. CroMweLL Photographyandcreativewritingenrichstudents'experience 28 9 1 Professor'sProjectGoesNational by Liz ChiLLa F rankAlexanderexpandshisworktoputabandonedandvacant propertiesintoproductiveuse 20 TradingLegalBriefsforBeadedBracelets by hoLLy CLine CindyHyman01ltransformedherhobbyintoasuccessfulbusiness dePartments 2 3 24 27 28 29 32 dean's View in brief Class notes in Memoriam giving back Faculty Voices Closing 21 ANewFirstYear by tiMothy L. hussey Incomingstudentswillhavemorechoicesastheyplantheirstudies Dean's View Forging a New Direction Emory Law identifies the path to ongoing success A sthelegalprofessioncontinuestoexperienceeconomicchallenges,law schoolstooarefacedwithdifficultchoicesinthisever-changingmarketplace.EmoryLawhasbeenactivelyengagedoverthelastfouryearsin buildingonthefoundationestablishedbymypredecessors. Communicationeffortshavebeenstrengthened andpersonalizedforprospectivestudents.The intentionistoextendthecommunitythatisso muchapartofthepresentstudentexperience toourprospectivestudents. Thesuccessoftheseeffortswasreflected intherecordnumberofadmittedstudents attendingourannualVisitingDay.Comments fromstudentsandfamiliesparticipatingwere overwhelminglypositive.Theyappreciatedthe personalizedeffortsandsensedthestrength ofourstudent-centeredcommunity.Ethan willleadaworkinggrouptocontinuethese improvementsaspartofthedevelopmentof ournewstrategicinitiatives. Giventhechallengesfacinglawschools andthelegalprofession,itisimperativethat webuildonoursuccessesandforgealaw schoolexperiencethatcontinuestoberelevant toourstudentsandouralumni.Wesimply cannotrestonourlaurels.Wemustbebold and nvisionalawschoolforthiscentury; e onethatisledbyafacultybentonproviding asuperblegaleducationandonethatreaches beyondthewallsoftheacademytoprovide opportunitiesformeaningfulpartnershipswith theprofession. Inthisway,wecanensureourstudents arepreparedformorethanpracticeandthat EmoryLawispositionedtobeevenmore successfulinthefuture. Wehaveaccomplishedmuchduringmy tenureasdean.Alumnioftendrawmeaside tocommentonthelawschool'senergyand momentum.Studentsworkwithoneanother andwithfacultyandadministration incommunity.Theadministration collaborateswithstudentsto identifywaystoimprovethe school.Ourfacultyisreshaping thecurriculumandfashioning aneducationalprogramthatwill betterprepareourgraduatesfora successfulfutureintheprofession. Despitetheseimprovements, wehavemuchtodoifweareto positionEmoryLawforsuccessin achallengingfuture. Towardthatend,thissummer EmoryLawwilllaunchanefforttofocus onsixstrategicinitiativesthatweareconfidentwillprovideafoundationforsuccess: Enhancingouracademicstrengthsandfaculty, developingaplanforsustainedfinancialhealth, enrichingourstudentexperience,attracting highlyqualifiedstudents,engagingouralumni andintegratingourcommunicationsprocess. Ihaveappointedacoordinatorineacharea andhaveformedworkinggroupsofadministratorsandfacultyforeach.Thesegroups willidentifyandprioritizeinitiativestofoster improvements. Forexample,thefacultyhasstartedexaminingwaystoenhanceouracademicstrengths byevaluatingexistingllmprogramsfor possibleimprovementsaswellasidentifying newprogramareasforllm,certificateand jointdegreeprograms.Theseimprovements willaugmentthefineworkfacultymembers havecompletedandwillcontinuetofocuson relatedtoimprovingourjdcurriculum(see story,p.17). OurOfficeofAdmission,ledbyAssistant DeanEthanRosenzweig02l,hasundergone afundamentaltransformationthisyear.The entireapplicationprocessisnowpaperless. 2 emory lawyer DavidF.Partlett Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law In Brief RomneyVisitsEmorytoDiscussAmerica'sStrengths "w hatmakesAmericasostrongisnotthegeographyofourland.It'sthegeographyofthe Americanheart,"saidformerMassachusetts Gov.MittRomneytoapackedcrowdatGlennMemorial AuditoriumonMarch30.Theeventwashostedbythe EmoryLawFederalistSociety. Romneyspokeaboutthevalueshebelievesmake Americastrong--hardwork,education,family--andhis concernthat"theseelementsofourcultureareweakening andareunderattack. "Theattitudeofgovernmententitlement,asitspreads throughoursociety,weakensthesenseofself-reliance andindependencethat'salwaysbeenpartoftheAmerican culture." Duringthequestion-and-answersession,Romneydiscussedthenewlypassedhealth-carelegislation,addressing itssimilaritieswithhisplaninMassachusettsandarguing againstthefederalplan'staxincreases,cutstoMedicare andpricecontrols. Former Massachusetts gov. Mitt romney talks with Joanna Crowley 11L (center) and Cristina goizueta 11L (right) at a reception before his speech on March 30. "I First-year student experiences politics Firsthand at debate hisinexperience,Grosssaysfellow paneliststreatedhimasapeer. "Theywereclearlythepros,having donethisbefore,"Grosssays."They gavemepointersonhowtomakemy questionsmoreconcise,whichhelped mefeellessintimidatedandmoreat ease." DubosePorter,RayCityMayorCarl CamonandformerSecretaryofState DavidPoythress62ox64c 67l. "Igotquestionsfromstudents," Grosssays."Sometimesthequestions wereverypointedandspecificsoI hadtoresearchthetopicstobeable tomanipulateoraskafollow-up questionifanotherpanelistaskeda similarquestion.Iwantedtobesure studentconcernswereaddressed." GrossappreciatedhowthecandidatesintegratedtheirAtlantaaccomplishmentswiththebroaderpictureof whattheyplannedforGeorgia. "MyquestionswereAtlanta specificbecausethatistheEmoryLaw studentexperience,"hesays."You wantacandidatewhoisabletothink abouthowwhataffectsAtlantawill affectthestateasawhole. "Mygoalistoonedayrunfor office.Ibelievealawbackground willserveasagreatfoundationfor politics,"Grosssays."Youlearnhow tothinkandapproachproblemsand issuesinawaythatwillbeeffective whenservingasanadvocateforthe people." 'vebeenbehindthescenesat variouseventsascomptroller attheClintonFoundation, butIhaveneverbeentheonesitting onthestageaskingthequestions," saysMarcGross12l,whorepresented EmoryLawatthespringDemocratic gubernatorialdebateatthelawschool. attorney general thurbert baker 79L holds up a piece of paper as he answers a question during the democratic gubernatorial debate at emory Law. Marc gross (first table, second from left) serves on the panel posing questions to the four candidates, which also included former secretary of state david poythress 62oX 64C 67L (fourth candidate from left.) Grosswaspartofathree-person panelthatincludedTomBaxter,editor oftheSouthern Political Report,and RobinMcDonald,reporterforthe Fulton County Daily Report.Despite TheApril1debate,sponsoredby theEmoryLawDemocrats,featured fourofthefiveDemocraticcandidates: AttorneyGeneralThurbertBaker 79l,GeorgiaHouseMinorityLeader spring 2010 3 In Brief EPICRaisesMorethan$142,000for PublicInterestGrantsThisSummer heEmoryPublicInterestCommitteeraisedmorethan$142,000tofund summergrantsforEmoryLawstudentsworkinginunpaidpublicinterestpositionsthroughitsannualInspirationAwardsandatargetedemail solicitation.Themoneywillfund36grantswhencombinedwithendowment revenue. "EmoryLaw wassogoodto me,andIwould lovetohelp someoneelse out,"saysLaura Huffman08l,a formerWoodruff FellowandassociateatKing& Spaldingllp,on donatinganepic grant."Iknow thatIwouldnot bewhereIam epiC award winners: rita sheffey (from left), terry walsh 70L withoutthegenand doris downs were all honored for their commitment to erosityofothers public service during the annual epiC inspiration awards. toEmoryLaw. I'mpleasedtobeabletohelpsomeone." TheInspirationAwardsareepic'slargestannualfundraisingevent,celebratingtheeffortsofindividualsmakingadifferenceinthelegalcommunityand raisingmoneytoassistthenextgenerationofpublicinterestlawyers. Thisyear,epichonoredTerryWalsh70l,retiredpartneratAlston&Bird, withtheLifetimeCommitmenttoPublicServiceAward;theHon.DorisL. Downs,chiefjudgeoftheFultonCountySuperiorCourt,withtheOutstanding LeadershipinthePublicInterestAward;andRitaA.Sheffey,partneratHunton &Williams,withtheUnsungDevotiontoThoseMostinNeedAward. T Schwartz Receives MLK Jr. Community Service Award h aleySchwartz05lreceived the2010MartinLuther KingJr.Community ServiceAwardforherworkwith theBreastCancerLegalProject. Asdirectoroftheproject, Schwartzaddresseslegalneeds forlow-incomebreastcancer patients. TheMartinLutherKingJr. CommunityServiceAwards ProgramissponsoredbyEmory's RollinsSchoolofPublicHealth andGoizueta Business School. Theaward celebrates peopleand organizations inthegreater Atlantacommunitywhose schwartz 05L workexemplifiesthelegacyoftheRev.Martin LutherKingJr. T Fight for air Climbing team places Fourth overall heEmoryLaw"ClimbAtlanta"teamofProfessor PollyPrice86c 86g(firstrowfromleft),Sherry McPeeksandSheriHalpern11l 11ph,BryanStewart 12l(secondrow,fromleft),andBrooksSuttle12lfinished fourthoverallintheApril17FightforAirClimb,sponsoredbytheAmericanLungAssociation.TheEmoryLaw teamraisedmorethan$750fortheassociationbyclimbing tothetopofthe191Peachtreebuilding(50flights,1,150 stairs).Stewartreceivedasecond-placemedalinhisage divisionandfinishedfifthoverallinablistering8minutes and38secondstothetop.Pricereportsthatnomedical attentionwasneededforanyoneontheEmoryLawteam. 4 emory lawyer In Brief alexander appointed to sam nunn Chair proFessor Frank s. aLeXander hasbeenappointed during the art of history event, celebrating the bentley art collection at emory Law in March. bentley talked about paintings he has given the law school and their historical significance before getting audience members ruth primm 82L (left); elizabeth Christian, assistant law librarian, and students to guess what his "fun pieces"-- curios -- were. the skeleton was among the curios bentley brought, including a papal guest book page, tin apprentice tests and a Jerusalem oil lamp from the first century. GuessingGame Fred bentley sr. 49L (right) holds a skeleton for others to guess totheSamNunnChairin EthicsandProfessionalism.The announcementwasmadeatcommencement. Alexander's "scholarship inaffordable housingand realestate financehave deeplyinfluencedthe nation'spolicy, alexander andhiswork inlawandtheologycontinuesto beofdeepresonance,"saidDean DavidF.Parlettinmakingthe announcement.Alexander'sinvestiturewillbeheldinthefall. See story about Alexander's national project, page 19. A ti:ger team wins First place An-Na'im Delivers Tanner in georgia tech business Lectures on Human Values plan Competition abduLLahi an-na'iM, EmoryLaw'sCharlesHoward CandlerProfessorofLaw,deliveredtheTannerLectures onHumanValuesonMarch9 �11attheUniversityof California-Berkeley. Aninternationallyrecognized scholarofIslamandhumanrights, An-Na'imspokeonmediatingthe paradoxofinclusiveuniversalityof humanvaluesinthepermanentreality ofhumandifference.Duringthethreedayevent,professorsfromColumbia, PrincetonandWashingtonuniversities, providedcommentaryonAn-Na'im's lectures. an-na'im TheTannerLecturesareadistinguishedmulti-universityscholarlylectureseriesonhuman values.Theyarepresentedannuallyatnineuniversities includingCambridge,Harvard,Michigan,Oxford, Princeton,Stanford,Utah,YaleandBerkeley.Appointment asaTannerlecturerisrecognitionforuncommonachievementandoutstandingabilitiesinthefieldofhumanvalues. spring 2010 5 lpZhi,acompanythatevolved throughthe TechnologicalInnovation:GeneratingEconomic Results,orti:ger,program,wonfirstplaceinthe GeorgiaTechBusinessPlanCompetitiononMarch12. JudgeshonoredAlpZhiwiththe$10,000firstprizeforits innovativemanufacturingprocessformicrolenses.This processfacilitatesanimprovementinthedesignflexibility ofmicrolensesandthedevicesthatincorporatethem, includingdigitalcameras,cellphones,lcdcomputer screensandfiber-opticequipment. ti:ger,acollaborationbetweenEmoryLawand GeorgiaTech,bringstogetherlawstudents,scienceand engineeringPhDstudentsandmbastudentstoworkon commercializingtechnologies.TheAlpZhiteamincludes EmoryLawstudentBrianBaum10l. Inadditiontofirstprize,AlpZhiwonthe$10,000 InnovatorsAward,whichrecognizesapotentiallydisruptivetechnology.AlpZhi'stechnologywillenablecreation ofsuchadvancedproductsas3dtvs,flexibledisplays, c ompactbiosensorsandhigh-efficiencysolarpanels. In Brief Center for Transactional Law and Practice Cited in NationalLaw Journal proFessor tina L. stark A emory Law student wins prestigious burton award andEmory's Centerfor Transactional Lawand Practicewas recognized asaleaderin theemerging stark fieldofdealmakingcurriculumintheApril19 issueoftheNational Law Journal. T emory bLsa wins southern region Chapter of the year heEmoryBlackLawStudents AssociationwonChapterof theYearatthe39thannual SouthernRegionBlackLawStudents AssociationConventiononJan.13� 17 inBatonRouge,La.Theconference washostedbyLouisianaState UniversityLawCenter. Emorycompetedagainstthetop sevenschoolsintheregion.The Southernregionisthelargestunderthe nationalassociationwith2,100membersandmorethan100blsachapters. "Itwasquiteanhonortobechosen amongtheregion'stopcompetitors torepresentthelargestregioninthe nationalcompetition,"saidEmory blsaPresidentChantelleAris10l. lexWhitman10lwasselectedasarecipientoftheprestigiousBurton AwardforLegalAchievement.Whitman'sarticle,"PinpointRedistricting andtheMinimizationofPartisanGerrymandering,"earnedhimaspotas oneof15lawschoolwinnersfromacrossthecountry. "Iwassurprisedtowintheaward,"said Whitman,executivesymposiumeditorforthe Emory LawJournal."Iworkedextremely hardonthatcommentandhadnoideathatit wouldmeasureupagainstanyinthenation.I amabitofaperfectionist.WhenIturnedit in,Ineverthoughtitwouldbepublished,let alonewinanaward." TheBurtonAward,presentedannuallyby theBurtonFoundation,isaprogramdedicatedtorewardingeffectivelegalwriting.The awardrecognizeslawyersandlawstudents who"useplain,clearandconciselanguage andavoidarchaic,stiltedlegalese."Student recipientsareselectedfromnominationsby theirlawschoolsdeans. Whitmanwashonoredatanawards ceremonyattheLibraryofCongressin Washington,D.C.,onMonday,June14. whitman 10L GuestspeakersattheeventincludeU.S SupremeCourtJusticeRuthGinsburg,authorandcnnlegalanalystJeffrey ToobinandlegalauthorBryanGarner. "Thiscommentisprobablythemostinfluentialthinginmylife,"Whitman said."IthelpedmegetaclerkshipwithafederaljudgeinTexasaftergraduation. Towinthisawardisjusticingonthecake--acrowningachievement." Class of 2010 Raises Money to Support LRAP and Clinics t he Class of 2010 raised a record-setting $95,000 plus at the annual 3L Spaghetti Dinner on March 25. This year, funds from the class gift will support the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and Emory Law's three clinical programs: the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, the International Humanitarian Law Clinic and the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. The LRAP Board also has pledged to match $25,000 of the money raised. The class raised $107,135 overall. "The Class of 2010 wanted to reinforce the importance of students who dedicate their careers to public service and clinical directors who dedicate their careers to giving law students a practical interaction with the law," says Nicole Brisbane 10L, class gift committee co-chair, of this year's gift. 6 emory lawyer In Brief From Mergers to Weddings nlawschool,studentscanlearnalotaboutmergersand duringaweekendtriptoHiltonHead,S.C.,inOctober acquisitions.FortwoEmoryLawcouplesgraduating 2008. May10,theirlessonsextendedtomerginghouseholds. TheMontgomerysmarriedduringspringbreakthisyear. "Therereallyisn'tagoodtimetogetmarriedinlaw "Itwasjusteasierforourlawschoolfriendstoattendthis school,"saysCharlesMontgomery10l."You'vegotclass way,"CharlesMontgomerysays. assignmentsandweddingassignmentsdue.Ifyouwaituntil KatieLambBalthrop10landAdamBalthrop10lwere aftergraduation,thenyou'vegotthebarprep." engagedwhentheyarrivedatEmoryLaw.ThecouplemarCharlesandJuliaElizabethMontgomery10lmetone riedthesummeraftertheirfirstyear. monthintotheirfirstyearin2007.Charlesproposed "Whenwebothdecidedtoapplytolawschoolatthe sametime,weeachexpandedourlistsslightlyso we'dbeapplyingtothesameschools--luckily,we werebothlookingforthesamethings,soourlists alreadysubstantiallyoverlapped,"KatieBalthrop says."Itwasdefinitelyasellingpointthatwewere bothacceptedatEmory,butitwasonlyoneofthe manyreasonswebothdecidedonthisschool." Bothcoupleshadfairlybigweddings,which meantquiteabitofjuggling. "Wefocusedonourstudiesandtriednottolet weddingplanningbetoobigofadistraction,with varyinglevelsofsuccess,"KatieBalthropsays. "Lotsofthingsfellbythewayside,"Charles Montgomerysays."Lawschoolstudentsareused todoingthingsondeadline,butIwouldn'trecommend[planningaweddingwhileinlawschool]." CharlesandJuliaMontgomerywillmoveto Philadelphiaaftergraduation.AdamandKatie Couples Julia 10L and Charles Montgomery 10L (from left) and adam 10L BalthropwillstayinAtlanta. and katie balthrop 10L each got married during their time in law school. i E emory streetLaw helps reach 80 high school students BookerT.Washingtonhighschools. Theprogramteacheshighschool studentshowthelawaffectstheir dailylivesandcreatesadiversitypipelineprogramforlawschools. "Wepreparedlessonplansand workedaroundourownclassschedulestodothis,"Brisbanesays. Thehighschoolstudentsresponded well,shesays."Theylovedit.They reallygotintothesubjectmatterand werecurious.Theyaskedalotof questionsandweremorecomfortable askingusquestionsthanthelawyers becauseweweretheyoungerfacesin theclassroom,whichmadethelaw andlawschoolmoretangibletothem." Theprogramendedwithahalf-day conferenceatCoca-Colatoreview l essonslearned. "Wediscussednextstepsforseniors andlookedathistoricalCokememorabiliaaswellasthelegalimplications ofthecompany'sadvertisingcampaignsthroughyears,"Brisbanesays. ParticipatingEmoryLawstudents were:Brisbane,MeghanMcIntee10l, PamelaRosen10l 10ph, StacyTolos10l,AliyyaHaque12l, AllyGold11l,AudreyPatten12l, ChrisSperry12l,DanShulak04c 10l,DominiqueMartinez10l,Doug Arborio09b12l,GracePark12l, JasonVaupen12l,KristinRomano12l, LindsayVanHouten12l,Melissa Softness12l,PaulaNagarajan10l, RachelBerube12l,RobTwomey12l, SaraHamilton12l,Shar-DaySmith11l andSongChoi12l. moryLaw'sStreetLawprogram, partofanationalefforttoteach highschoolersaboutthelaw andlegalsystem,teamedupwithKing &SpaldingllpandtheCoca-Cola Co.toreachmorethan80minority studentsin2009 � 2010. "Wehad23lawstudentsteachinghighschoolstudentsconsumer law,FirstAmendmentandFourth Amendmentrights,intellectualpropertylawandfamilylawforabout eightweeksduringtheyear,"says NicoleBrisbane10l,oneoftheEmory studentleaders. Coca-Colarepresentativesincluded SimoneDeny,theprobonorepresentative,andKenyaPierre.Thejoint effortoflawyersandlawstudents workedwithMays,Therrelland spring 2010 7 team softness shows off its gourmet pizzas. Members include: alexandra kraus 12L (from left), Melissa softness 12L, Craig runyon 12L, rachel kaufman 12L, Matthew emanuel 12L, adam sinton 12L and aaron siegel 12L. top Chef honors RonaldMcDonaldHousefamiliesbenefitfromfirst-yearcookingcontest by Liz Chilla A 8 groupoffirst-yearEmoryLawstudentstested theircookingskillswhentheyvolunteeredto preparemealsforchildrenandfamiliesstayingattheAtlantaRonaldMcDonaldHouse inFebruary.TheeventwasorganizedbyBen Katz12l,aregularvolunteerwiththeorganization. TheRonaldMcDonaldHouse,nearEmory'scampus, isaresidentialfacilityforfamilieswithchildrenreceivingmedicaltreatmentinoneofAtlanta'shospitals.Katz becameinvolvedwiththeorganizationafterheedingthe adviceofProfessorJimElliot63C 66lto"stayinvolvedin thingsoutsideoflawschool"andnotdevotehislifetojust beingapracticingattorney. "Ilookforopportunitiestogetinvolvedwithsomething outsidelawschool.Acoupleweeksbeforelawschool,I wasridingmybikearoundLullwaterParkandrodeupto thehouse,"Katzsays."Iwentinside,metthevolunteer coordinatorandappliedforaposition.NowI'mavolunteerthereonceaweek. emory lawyer "IthoughtitwouldbeagoodideatogetEmorystudents intothehousetoseewhattheydo,"hesays."Whenyou gettolawschoolyougetcaughtupin1llifeandstudying, andyoulosetouchwiththerealworld.Ihadthisopportunitytovolunteeratthehouse,andIwantedotherstudents togetinthere." katz pitChed the dinner idea to Four Friends. Suddenly,therewasagroupoflawstudentsreadytohelp. "Iwasthinking,howamIgoingtofindenoughpeople willingtodothis,"saysMelissaSoftness12l,"butthefirst peopleIaskedsaidyes.Somanypeoplewantedtodoit, andIwasworriedaboutnothavingenough." "Wehadanoverwhelmingamountofstudents.Ihadto turnpeopleaway,"Katzsays."Theydon'tallowmorethan 14peopleinthekitchenatonetimetoprepareameal,so onlyalimitedthenumberofstudentscouldparticipate." Eventually,theydecidedonfourteamsofseventocook overtwonights. "Manyofmyfriendsare accomplishedchefsand haveplentyoftricksup theirsleeves,soourteam filledupquickly,"says RuthDawson12l,oneof theteamleaders. "BenknowsIloveto cook,andIwashappyto accepttheopportunity tocookforcharitywith myfriends,"Gabrielle Mercadante12lsays. Mealsrangedfrom atraditionalSouthern dinner--completewith friedchicken,collardgreensand blueberrycobbler--topizza, spaghettiandtacos. "Wewereafraiditwasabit ambitious,especiallysincethe friedchickenwasafirstattempt," saysDawsonofherteam'smeal, "but,wegotravereviews." "OneoftheteamsmadepuddingcupsfordessertwithOreos andgummiworms,"Katzsays. Thekidslovedit." "Ithinkallofusreallyenjoyed thefactthatwewereabletocookameal thatthekidsandfamilieswouldnothave everyday,"saysWinstonGu12l,whose teamcreatedaMexican-themeddinner. "Ialwaysliketoseethesmileonpeople's facesafterthey'vehadsomethingamazingtoeat." Mercadanteagrees."Beingableto sharemyloveforfoodwiththechildren andtheirfamiliesatthehousewasvery rewarding." Althoughthechildrendidnotparticipateinthecooking,"wedidhavea verycurious2-year-oldgirlcomeand superviseusforawhile,"Dawson says."Wecouldtellshehadbeen stayingatthehouseforsometime andwasthequeenofthekitchen." the students organized the dinners, sponsoredby organizationshaveoffered tosponsorfutureoutings. "Iwassoproudofour lawstudentsforinitiatingandimplementingthis volunteerproject,"Brokaw says."Thelawschool encouragesstudentsto reachouttoourcommunity. RonaldMcDonaldHouse isabeautifulfacility,andI hopeourstudentswillcontinuevolunteeringthere." "Havingtheopportunity tomakesomethingtastyand memorableforthefamiliesis somethingIwouldlovetodo again,"Gusays. "People[atthehouse]were stilltalkingaboutthedinner," Katzsays."Theenergythe Emorystudentsbroughtwas newtothefamilies." "CookingfortheRonald McDonaldHousereconnected usstressed-out1lswith serviceandthecommunity," Dawsonsays."Wewere laughingandworking together,solelyfocused onmakinggoodfoodfor familiesunderthemuchmore realstressofcaringforanill child." Team Dawson members include (top photo, from left): Sari Bourne 12L, Ruth Dawson 12L, Rachel Gordon 12L, Meghan Clevenstine 12L, Jaime Hais 12L and Sydney Spector 12L. Rachel Kaufman 12L shares a moment with house residents. Top Chef Contest organizer Ben Katz 12L is a regular volunteer at Emory's Ronald McDonald House. theEmoryLawFoodClub,asaTopChef-stylecompetition.AssistantDeanforStudentAffairsKatherineBrokaw participatedasajudgeforoneofthenight'scompetitions. Though,asKatzexplains,itwasdifficulttodeclareawinner. "Allfourteamsworkedsohard,alotharderthanI imagined,thatIjustcouldn'tchoose,"hesays. Thestudentshopetocontinuethedinnersatthe RonaldMcDonaldHouse,andotherEmoryLawstudent going Forward � The student organization, EPIC, is considering a request to help fund the dinners so more students can participate in 2010 � 2011. � Ben Katz 12L , Rachel Fox 11L and Katherine Brokaw, assistant dean for student affairs, applied for a Community Engaged Learning Initiative grant to provide funding to develop a more intensive public service curriculum for first-year students. spring 2010 9 [A 10 emory lawyer "`so, son, how many women are in your law class now?' my dad liked to ask. he knew quite well that my class of 600 at harvard contained only 20 women -- and also that emory, with a much smaller class, could boast twice that many." -- Ben F. Johnson III 64C about his father, Ben F. Johnson Jr. 36C 40L 05H, in the mid-1960s work in progress ] Emory women making strides as legal profession evolves byGingerPyron T theirnamesarelegend.PatriciaCollinsButlerdied hreejob-searchingyearsaftergraduation--having rankedsecondinaclasscontainingoneotherwoman lastyearatage101,afteralongandinfluentialcareerin --PatriciaCollinsButler31lgotherfootinthedoor. Washington,D.C.(see"APioneeringSpirit,"Summer2008, and"BlazingaTrail,"Summer2009). ThankstoE.SmytheGambrell,shehadanappointment Herstoryoffersatouchstoneforwomen withHaroldM.J.Stephensintheantitrustdivisionofthe seekinganindividualpathwithinlaw. U.S.DepartmentofJustice. AnevenearliericonisEleonore Thatmeetingledtoajob,literallyatgroundlevel.Butler Raoul20l,thefirstwomantoenrollin saidwhenshearrived,readytostart,shewastakentoa EmoryUniversityandthefirstwoman roomwherestacksofbookscoveredthefloor.Herwork? tograduatefromEmoryLaw.Before Tocreateanantitrustlibraryfromthescatteredvolumes. andafterreceivingherjd,shefollowed herideals, assionatelychampioning p raoul women'srighttovote--alegendinthe making. FourdecadesafterRaoul'sgraduation,BenF.Johnson Jr.36c 40l 05hbecamedeanofEmoryLawSchool(see "OpeningDoors,"Summer2009).Hisson,BenF.Johnson III64c,chairoftheEmorytrustees,recallsoneofhis father'sfrequentremarks:"I'mheretoprotecttheintegrity ofyouraspirations."Inhis24yearsasdean,Johnsonacted decisivelyfromthatplatform,helpingtospearheadthe integrationoftheUniversityandsupportingtheeducation ofwomenlawyers. the Class of 1931 sits for a formal portrait. patricia Collins butler 31L was one of two women to graduate in the class. continuingthestory.Butler,RaoulandDeanJohnson wonadmirationaspioneers,makingplacesforwomen spring 2010 11 towardone-halfofthesky "w omen hold up half the sky," the saying goes -- and a number of Emory alumnae are proving it true in the profession of law. Women employed by the 94 percent of law firms that have no women managing partners may still see their potential as trapped between the floor and a glass ceiling. Louise wells 74C 78L, unanimously elected last August as the first woman managing partner of Morris, Manning & Martin LLP in Atlanta, sees differently. "There's a natural evolution going on," she says. "Once women began to go to law school, they also entered the workforce, practiced law and began to rise to the top -- just like any other lawyer. In time, the law school percentages will follow on into the workplace. There are more and more powerful women; it's a fascinating progression to watch." Along with Wells herself, women to watch include Mary devlin Capizzi 94L, the second woman from Drinker Biddle & Reath's Washington, D.C., office to serve as a managing partner of the firm; and Mary Jane augustine 69C 71b 76L, recently elected managing partner at the New York office of McCarter & English LLP, the first woman in her office to hold this leading position. "A thriving law firm today retains, promotes and values women," says Capizzi. "If it doesn't, from a business perspective it won't be as vibrant. Having women in positions of leadership -- to mentor, to provide a possibly different perspective -- is key. Fresh perspectives can effectuate positive culture change in the profession." Wells emphasizes, "I don't perceive a glass ceiling for women lawyers. I know I have been held to a high standard -- but so have my partners around me. In terms of advancement, gender is a nonissue for me. If you come in and you produce, if you're a good lawyer with a good practice, you're treated on equal footing." "And if you find the right spot," she adds, "the sky's the limit!" inaprofessionwhere,atthetime,womendidn'tquite belong.Todaywomenlawyersnotonlybelong,theyattain highlevelsofinfluence.WitnessLouiseWells74c 78land MaryJaneAugustine69c 71b 76l,whorecentlybecame thefirstwomenmanagingpartnersintheirrespectivefirms: Morris,Manning&MartinllpinAtlantaandMcCarter &EnglishllpinNewYork. "Morris,Manning&Martinistransitioningfromafirstgenerationfirmintoasecond-generation,sustainableone," Wellssays."I'mworkingdiligentlyonthat--andIhavea lotofgoodhelphere." Fromthebeginning,lawyerslikeDeanJohnsonaided women'sadventintotheprofession.Ontheirown,however,theearlywomenlawyersaccomplishedsomething subtleandlasting.Theirstoriesrevealthatwhenawoman entersaprofessionconsideredtheprovinceofmen,she becomes--notonlybyherabilities,butbyherinitially c onspicuousdifference--alikelyagentofchange.And change,oncebegun,tendstokeeprolling. WellsisamongthedozenEmoryLawalumnaewho sharedtheirexperienceofwhathappenswhenwomenin thelawbothstandoutandstandtall. who have left the profession, or who remain but are unhappy. I think women often "step down" to make this career work for them. Butpositivechangeisevidentandbuilding.Manyfirms haveeffortsinplace--women'sinitiatives,mentoringprograms,flexibleoptionsforworkingmothers--tohelpstem theattritionoftalentedwomenandtomaketheassociate yearsmoremanageable. makingstrides.Emorywomenbeganmakingstridesin theprofessionfromthemomentRaoulcompletedherlaw schoolapplication.Onebyone,theycoveredmoredistance. CriticalmassmayhavearrivedevenbeforeButlerliftedthe firstlawbookfromthestacknearesthershoe. Ininterveningyears,whiletheprofessionhasadjustedto accommodateandwelcomewomenascolleagues,women lawyersthemselveshavecontinuedtoevolve.Withtheperspectivebornofhittingone'sstride,alumnaeobservedtheir innerchangesparallelingoutersuccesses.Everywoman inthesamplegroupdescribedsomenewawareness,some releaseofself-imposedpressuresorperceivedlimitations. Acrosstheboard,alumnaeexpressedappreciationfor themenwhohelpedthemalongtheway--judgesdurWheredowomenstand?Statisticsshowthatin2009, ingclerkships,mentorsatthefirmorthecourt,trusted roughlyequalnumbersofwomenandmengraduatedfrom olleagues.Thesewomenseethemselvesaspartofa c lawschool.Insimilarpercentages,theyoccupiedassoci"collectivewe,"maleandfemalealike,whotogethercan atepositions.Theparityendsthere.Womenmakeup31 removelingeringbarrierstowomen'sadvancement.From percentofU.S.lawyersand19percentofpartners. an"insider"perspective,theproblems--andalsothe Managingpartnersornot,alumnaeregisterprogress, s uccesses--clearlybelongnottoanyonegroup,buttoall. reportingothersuccessfulrisesthroughtheranks.Most "Firmsneedtodoanevenbetterjobofretainingand mentoringwomen,groomingthemforleadershipand saytheyhavenoregrets:Theyspeakofcurrentsatisfacthenlettingthemlead.Ithinkthatwe--the`collectivewe' tion,barelymentioningtheirassociateyears'stressesor oflawfirms--needtoworkharderatthat," Stephanie thedifficultiesoftryingtoraisechildrenandbillablehours Shellenback82l says. simultaneously. "I'velearnedthatyoursuccessisnotsolelyaboutyou. Suchgainsstandalongsidecontrastingperceptions: For Successinthefirm'smanagementwon'tbeaboutme,but every woman with a good experience, there's a handful whose experience was not so good. I know many women aboutalltheattorneyshere,"Wellssays. 12 emory lawyer thenewgeneration.Alumnaealsoplacethemselves inanother"collectivewe:"seasonedattorneysplus youngerwomen,whetherrecentlygraduatedorupcoming.Mentoringthrives;thesewomentakeseriouslytheir r esponsibilitytogiveback. Theyoungerwomencomingalonghavesomethingto give,too.Shellenback,whoco-chairsnationalrecruitingatDrinkerBiddle&Reathllp,callstoday'stalent pool--womenandmen--"impressive." "Manyoftheseyoungpeopleundertookworkexperienceaftercollege;theycanarticulatetheircareergoals,and they'renotafraidtospeakupandaskquestions.Rather thanjustlettingthingshappen,they'reassertingaffirmative controlovertheircareers,"Shellenbacksays. Recentalumnae,productsoftheirgeneration,maybe tendingtheircareersmoreassertivelythantheirpredecessorsdid.JenniferDickinson01l respectsthepioneers,but notnecessarilybecauseoftheirrelentlessperseverance. "Here'sthelegacythosewomenhavegiventhisnew generation:Theyflat-outchangedtherules,"Dickinson says."Theygaveustheabilitytosay,`Iknowthatin law,thisistheacceptedmeasureofsuccess,butit'snot necessarilywhatdefinesmeassuccessful.'" What'sahead?Theroadsignsalongwomen'slawtrail mayhavealtered.Inplaceofoldtruisms--Success requires sacrifice. Take what you can get. If you fall, get up and work harder.--perhapsnewsignsaresaying,Define your own success. Ask for what you want. You have many choices. Forwomenandmenenteringthelaw,aneweramaybe afoot.AndDickinsonmaybealegendinthemaking. "FornineyearsI'vebeenshapingmypractice,discoveringwhat'simportantinmylife.Thisisonemorestep:I'm movingtoNewZealand--forawhile,maybepermanently. Iwanttokeeppracticinglaw,butinadifferentway.I'm interestedinworkingwithindigenouspeople,andthe Maorihaveuniquelegalchallenges;thereareopportunities formetodoreallygoodwork,"Dickinsonsays. Butler,Raoul,evenDeanJohnsonmightneverhave imaginedsuchachoice,butallthreeareprobably applaudingthespiritthatdid.WhenDickinsonsumsupher standing,perhapsshevoicesnotjustforeverywomanin law,butfor every lawyer, amultilayeredtruth:"Mycareer isaworkinprogress." Ginger Pyron is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. Benchmarks?Youbethejudge. She muses, "I say those things often, because you never know when you're going to get someone's attention and change their lives for the better. Occasionally, someone will write a note that says, `Judge, I got my GED.' I treasure those." In 2009 when her term as chief justice ended, Sears resigned from the Georgia Supreme Court. Since that time, she has enjoyed other pursuits: serving as a fellow at the Institute for American Values, a nonpartisan think tank; teaching a course in family law at the University of Georgia Law School; practicing law as a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP in Atlanta. "I went on the bench so early -- I was 27," she says, "and these are the things I've missed. I like doing the family law work at the institute, being able to speak out more, to get more involved in policy." What's next? Sears says she's ready to respond to opportunities: "I tend to be a catalyst for change, for new ways of doing things. My work at the think tank is definitely breaking new ground, and I enjoy being at my firm so much. Depending on the opportunity, I'm open." This April, Sears was reported to be on President Obama's short list for the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. herry boston 99L and nicole Marchand 03L have sat at matching -- but separate -- tables in the same courtroom, as defense attorney and prosecuting attorney, respectively. Now, as candidates for Georgia's DeKalb County State Court judge, they are looking together -- and separately -- toward the 2010 election. Boston is the Municipal Court judge for Dunwoody, Ga.; Marchand serves DeKalb County as chief assistant solicitor-general. Marchand: "Among the five candidates, three are women. It's great to know that women are choosing a role of public service, and I'm happy that Sherry Boston and I are both in the race. We respect each other as women striving to accomplish something beneficial." boston: "I didn't get this far by myself, so I'm always aware of how I can give back -- or, as they say, `pay it forward.' If you're not giving back, then you're not putting your life's lessons to good use. Every position in public service offers countless opportunities to do both." Question: If you don't win this time around, will you run again? Marchand: "I will." / boston: "Absolutely." s a mong the Emory alumnae who have donned the black robe on behalf of the process--and progress--of justice are brenda hill Cole 77L, judge of Georgia's Fulton County State Court since 1998, and Leah ward sears 80L, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Known and loved for her respectful courtesy to colleagues and offenders alike, Cole grew up in Joaquin, Texas, a small Jim Crow town with a volatile edge; she began making clear distinctions between right and wrong at a young age. In the 1960s, as a Spelman College student, she entered campus activism by joining hundreds of other students from the Atlanta University Center in a human rights protest march through downtown Atlanta. From the bench, Cole often asks penetrating questions designed to make misdemeanor offenders understand the risks of their behavior and the alternate choices that are available: "If you keep doing things like this, do you know what will happen? Is that what you want for your life?" spring 2010 13 intheirOwnWords Chilton Varner 76L Partner and celebrated rainmaker, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta; the firm's second woman partner and its first woman partner in litigation then.Emory,earlierthanmost lawschools,wasquiteaccepting ofwomen.I'dbeenthesecretary formyhusband'slawpractice;I wasinmy30s,withayoungchild. Andtherewasnothingunusual aboutmeinmyclass.Butintheprofession,awomanstill stoodoutasanoddity.AtKing&Spalding,whileIhad everyopportunitytolearn,Iwasacutelyconsciousthat thequalityofmyworkwouldshapepeople'sopinionsof womenwhocamelater.SomeofthedemandsIputon myselfwereprobablygreaterthantheyneededtobe. now.Talkingthroughchallengingproblemswith colleaguesremainsthebestwaytoensurethatyou'vemade thebestdecision.Itmakesmeabetterlawyer.I'vehadthe goodfortunetobeinapracticewheremypartnersare mybestfriends,andIvaluethoserelationshipsmorethan anything. Louise wells 74C 78L Managing partner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Atlanta; the firm's first woman attorney and first managing partner, unanimously elected then.WhenIwashired, firmsweren'tlookingforwomen; therewasn'tmuchattentionto diversity.AndIdidexperience intensepressuretosucceed.But myfirmtreatedmelikeanyoftheotherattorneys;weall encouragedeachother.Thefirmwashighlyambitious,yet alsocooperativeandentrepreneurial.Aftersixmonths,I decidedI'dliketoexpandtherealestatepracticetoinclude residentialrealestate,agrowingarea.Theysaid,"Giveus aplan,andifitmakessense,goforit." now.SomeofthewomenI'vementoredhavestarted theirownfirms,andwekeepintouch.Womenare oftenparticularlysuccessfulthroughthequalityoftheir relationshipswithbothcoworkersandclients.Itellmy clientsthatwhenI'mworkingoutanissueforthem,I mentallyputmyselfintheirseatandactasifI'mamember oftheirboard. Leah ward sears 80L Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP; former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia; first African American woman chief justice in the United States; first woman and youngest person (age 36) to sit on Georgia's Supreme Court then.Asayoungperson,I thoughtIcouldjumpintolaw andhelpaddressthebigproblems ofraceandgender.MyclassatEmorywasatleastonethirdwomenbuthadonlysixblackstudentstotal.The firmwhereIfirstworkedhadveryfewwomen,nowomen partners,noblackwomen.So,Ihadnorolemodelsat all.Myparentssaid,"That'sok;nooneislikeyou.Just dothebestyoucan."Iworkedaroundtheclock,even onweekendsandholidays--untilmybabyson'ssudden hospitalizationtaughtmethatIneededtofindabetter balance. now.Idon'tseemyselfasatorch-bearer;Ijust believeinmovingahead.WhenIdoslowdownandlook back,IfeelgoodaboutwhatI'vedone,especiallywith myfamily.Beingselectedchiefjusticewasasatisfying moment--knowingthatmypeers,withnohesitation, selectedmetoleadthem. "i've learned that your success is not solely about you. success in the firm's management won't be about me, but about all the attorneys here." -- Louise Wells 74C 78L brenda hill Cole 77L Judge, State Court of Fulton County, Ga.; appointed 1998 and elected for three subsequent terms then.Beingawifeand mother--and10yearsolderthan mostfirst-yearlawstudents-- distractedmefromthequestion ofhowIwasbeingregardedas awoman.Itreatedlawschoolas afull-timejob.Iwouldtapemy lecturesandplaytheminthecar,orwhiledoinglaundry, orwhenthekidswereasleep.AlthoughIwasinterestedin workingatafirm,Iwantedtohavetimewithmychildren. Iwasveryhappytogettheofferformyfirstpositionatthe AttorneyGeneral'sOffice. now.Ikeepmygavelinthedrawer,andfor11years I'veneverhadtopullitout--eventhoughsometimesmy voicehastogetalittlesterner.Wheninternscomethrough myoffice,Imakesuretheyknowtheycancometomefor advice,orevenashouldertocryon.It'stoughtohavea careerinlaw,butitisreallyworthdoing. 14 emory lawyer sally hogsette 81L First full-time executive director of the Atlanta Bar Foundation, Atlanta; formerly general attorney and first full-time international lawyer for Delta Air Lines Inc. then. Afterawonderful clerkshipwithJusticeCharlesL. Weltner,Ihadseveraloffersfrom lawfirms.ButIreallywantedto workin-house,tositatthetableof oneclientandhelpguidethecompany.My20yearswith Deltaweretheultimatecareer;Iprobablywouldhavepaid themforthatjob!Webuiltagreatlegalteamtohandle Delta'srapidinternationalexpansion. now. Followingmyowninterestshasbroughtjoyto mypractice.AfterItookearlyretirementfromDelta, thepositionwiththeAtlantaBarFoundationwasa matchmadeinheaven.Ilovethemissionofservingthe communityandamexcitedaboutleadingthisorganization tothenextlevel.Withsomuchinternationaltravel,Irarely hadthechancetofocusonmyhometownofAtlanta,so thisisarareopportunitytogivebacktothecommunity thatI'vebeenapartofforsomanyyears.I'vehadan inspiredcareer--andit'sstillgoingon! "even in a tough economy, there's always room for an excellent lawyer. and an excellent lawyer who enjoys her work is even better." -- Sally Hogsette 81L stephanie shellenback 82L Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Chicago; co-chair of the firm's national recruitment team then.Backin1982,wewore thosebowblousesandsuits.We triedtodresslikemen,looklike men,actlikemen.Thefirmwhere Istartedouthadjustonewoman partner,andIwastheonlywoman inmypracticegroup.Ihadterrific malementorsteachingmeaboutrealestatepractice,but nowomentolearnfrom--soIwouldsizeupanywoman workingontheothersideofadeal:Howdoessheoperate? Howdoessheinteractwiththeclient? now.Mypracticegroupisstillpredominantlymale,but Inolongerlooknervouslyaroundme,wonderingwhatthe nextstepisgoingtobe.IlovewhatIdo;Ienjoygettingup everymorningandcomingtowork. Mary devlin Capizzi 94L Managing partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Washington, D.C. then. "Don'tdoit!"That's whatsomelawyerfriendssaid whenIannouncedIwasheadedto lawschool.ButIwasyoungand optimistic--andimpressedwith whatI'dlearnedaboutEmory.I hadagoodexperiencethere,was wellpreparedforthepracticeof law,andhadnodifficultiesfindingworkfarfromAtlanta. Myassociateyearswerestressfulattimes,andintegrating thedemandsofabusylegalpracticewithabusyfamilylife stillpresentschallenges.Interestingworkandsupportive colleagues,combinedwithmyhusband'sflexibleschedule, helpedmenavigatemanydemandsasIbeganmypractice andlookedtogrowit. now.Lawisdemandingwork;you'reservingaclient, sothepressurewillalwaysbethereonsomelevel.Women startingoutintheprofessionshouldexplorestrategiesthat facilitatetheiradvancementaswellastheoptimaluseof theirtalents:Do excellent work. Be your own advocate: if you want new opportunities, make that known and go for them. Request clear feedback -- and give it. Be open to change. danette Joslyn-gaul 94L Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine PC, Atlanta; in Gov. Zell Miller's administration, the youngest-ever executive counsel; first general counsel for Georgia Technology Authority then. Lawschooltaughtmeto thinkdifferentlyaboutstudyand research;togobeyondthefacts andlookatpatterns,thenapply themtonewsituations.Thoseskillsservedmewellinan interestingseriesofprofessionalrolesthatIexploredduring mypregnanciesandmychildren'searlyyears:litigator, lobbyist,writer,executivecounsel,generalcounsel. now. I'veenjoyedsettlingdownagain.Wimberly Lawsonoffersmeplentyofopportunitiestowork withdifferentkindsofcasesincommercial,laborand employmentlaw.Andthefirmhasbeenwonderfully flexibleaboutmyparentingobligations.I'mabletowork fromhometwodaysaweek,whichisagoodarrangement formyfamily. spring 2010 15 sherry boston 99L Partner, The Bernstein Firm PC, Atlanta; Municipal Court judge for the City of Dunwoody, Ga.; 2010 candidate for DeKalb County State Court judge then.Inhighschool,Iwas alwaysasocialactivist,always wantingtobeanadvocate.That wasanaturalfitforacareerin law.AfterEmory,Istartedout astheonlywomanassociateinthefirm.Themenwere wonderful--theywereverysupportivewhenIdecidedto argueacase(whichIwon!)intheGeorgiaSupremeCourt, challengingastatuteasunconstitutional.ButIwantedto meetstrongwomenwhocouldbemymentors--likeLeah WardSears,whomIhadservedasastudentlawclerkat Emory. now.I'mnowacriminaldefenseattorney,workingwith a verystrongpartnerinourtwo-womanpractice.Whena part-timejudgingopportunitycameup,Ithought,"Let's seeifthis isagoodfitforme."Immediately,itwas. Jennifer dickinson 01L Associate, Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn PC, Savannah, Ga.; fourth woman president of the 200-year-old Savannah Bar Association then.Yes,incourtI've actuallybeencalled"littlelady" andhavebeenmistakenforthe courtreporter.Andmanyofmy contemporaries--evenfromWashington,D.C.--havethe samelitanyofcomplaints.Butthosethingshaven'tstopped mefromwantingtogiveavoicetopeoplewhoneedit. now.IdidalotofresearchandplanningbeforeI proposedmyfirm'snewprobonoprogram.Ithought,"If wecouldharnessourscatteredefforts,worktogetherin thesamedirection,imaginewhatwecouldaccomplish!" Thefirmagreed--andtoldme,"Goforthandconquer." Irecognize,ofcourse,thatfollowingmypassionisnot withoutpersonalrisk.You'renotgoingtobeaprofit generatorif youdothat. nicole Marchand 03L Chief assistant solicitor-general, DeKalb County, Ga.; 2010 candidate for DeKalb County State Court judge then.WhatIhaveseenover theyearsinsomanyotherwomen attorneysI'veknown,including ChiefJusticeLeahWardSears,is thatnomatterwhathappens,you remainprofessional.Youwork hard,andevenharder--becauseyourepresentnotjust yourself,butallthewomenwhocamebeforeyouandthe oneswhowillcomeafteryou. now.Inmyownworkasanattorney,Iseethattoo manypeopleignorehonestyandethicstoaccomplish theirgoals.Evenmoreimportant,I'verealizedthatinthis profession,beingawomanisnotonlyok--it'sastrength. I'mproudofhowfarwomenhavecome.Ifwestaystrong, anythingispossible! Jennifer Fairbairn deal 09L Clerk for Judge J. Owen Forrester; associate (deferred), Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta; first honor graduate in her class then. Fromchildhood, myparentsandgrandparents encouragedmetopursuewhatever Iwantedtodo.Andmywomen friendsatEmorywerestrongand confident;weneverhadanysense ofdoubt.WhenIinterviewedwithKilpatrickStockton, everyoneseemedfriendlyandopen.Ilearnedthatthe intellectualpropertygroupcontainsalargeproportionof women,sothere'sopportunityformetogrow. now.AKilpatrickStocktonattorneyIhadlunchwith toldmethatshehadbeenoneoftwoorthreewomenin herlawclassatHarvard--andwhenshewentoutintothe world,shehadanextremelyhardtime.It'snotthatway forusanymore.Whilethereisstillroomforimprovement, beingawomaninthelawisn'ttheuphillbattleitused tobe.Ilookforwardtowitnessingandworkingtowards furtherpositivegrowthforwomeninthelegalfield. women in Law schools* JDs awarded, 2007� 2008 academic year Women: 47% Men: 53% 16 emory lawyer women in the Legal profession* 31% of U.S. lawyers women in private practice* 19% of partners *Commission on Women in the Profession, American Bar Association **Report of the Fourth Annual National Survey on the Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, October 2009, National Association of Women Lawyers, p. 2. women Managing partners** Only about 6% of law firms have women managing partners. Perspective Adelman 89L Ambassador to Singapore Business is top agenda item for new diplomat in Southeast Asia N otwodaysarealike,saysDavidAdelman89l, U.S.ambassadortoSingapore. "Thereisnotasmuchceremonyaspeople think,"Adelmansays."Rathertheworkdaysarelongand intensewithabroadrangeofissues.Weareatthecenter ofanincreasinglyimportantpartoftheworld.Singapore isaverysophisticatedbusinessmarketandourcommercial workisquitecomplex." AdelmanandhisfamilyarrivedinSingaporeinearly AprilafterhewasconfirmedbytheU.S.SenateonMarch 19.HewasnominatedbyPresidentObamaonNov.20. "Iknowitisfashionabletocomplainaboutthe U.S.Senateconfirmationprocess,butminewasavery positiveexperience,"Adelmansays."BothU.S.Senators fromGeorgiawereverysupportiveofmycandidacy. Sen.(Johnny)Isakson,whoisamemberoftheForeign RelationsCommittee,wasespeciallyhelpful." AsambassadortoSingapore,Adelmanservesasthe president'spersonalrepresentativeandhasauthorityover allU.S.governmentactivitiesthere.BecauseSingaporeis thebusinesscapitalofSoutheastAsiaandcentraltoU.S. trade,businessisAdelman'stopagendaitem. "WehaveaverysuccessfulFreeTradeAgreementwith Singapore,whichishometotheworld'sbusiestcontainer portandtheU.S.commercialinterestsintheregionare "MygoalistostrengthentheU.S.-SingaporerelationshipandourrelationshipsthroughoutAsiathroughcommercialdiplomacy." Singapore,anislandcity-stateoffthesoutherntipofthe MalayPeninsula,hasadiversepopulationofabout5million,ofwhich42percentareforeigners.HundredsofU.S. NavyvesselsvisitSingaporeeveryyear.Morethan20,000 "My goal is to strengthen the u.s.-singapore relationship and our relationships throughout asia through commercial diplomacy." -- daVid adeLMan 89L Amercianexpatriotslivethere.ThousandsofAmerican businesseshaveapresenceinSingapore. Asfortheweather,"Singaporeisapproximately50 milesnorthoftheEquator,"Adelmansays."Itisatropical climate.ThinkJulyinAtlantabutwithmoreofabreeze andwatereverywhere.Weloveit." "WeliveinahomeownedbytheUnitedStates,whichis notfarfromtheembassy,"Adelmansays."Themainfloor isforrepresentationalevents.Thesecondfloorisalotlike atypicalAmericanhome. "Caroline,ourthreechildrenandIareveryhappy andhavesettledinquiteeasily,"theambassadorsays. "Ourtwodogsmadethetriphere.Thechildrenareinthe SingaporeAmericanSchool.Theschoolislargewithmore than3,000studentsinkthrough12,mostofwhomare U.S.citizens." AdelmancreditshisEmoryLawtrainingwithteaching himtobeabetteranalyticalthinkerandinstillinginhim thevalueofthoroughpreparation. Servingatthepleasureofthepresident,Adelmanresigned hispartnershipatSutherlandAsbill&Brennanllp,where hewasamemberofthecommerciallitigationgroup. AdelmanalsoservedeightyearsintheGeorgiaSenate, whereherepresentedtheEmorycommunity.Asastate senator,hewasknownasamoderatewhooftencrossedthe partisanaisletobuildconsensus. "Thereisnogreaterprivilegethantorepresentour countryinanothercountry,"hesays."I'mhonoredby theconfidencePresidentObamaandSecretary[Hillary Rodham]Clintonhaveinme.Wewillmissourfamilyand friends,includingmycolleaguesatSutherlandandinthe GeorgiaSenateverymuch." --Wendy R. Cromwell spring 2010 17 u.s. ambassador david adelman 89L (left) presents his credentials to singapore president s r nathan on april 29. veryoftenbasedhere,"Adelmansays."InJanuaryinhis StateoftheUnionaddress,thepresidentannouncedwhat hasbecometheNationalExportInitiative,whichestablishedasitsgoaldoublingAmericanexportsoverthenext fiveyears." Perspective Finding Their Creative Outlets Photography and creative writing enrich students' law school experience E moryLawprofessorsoftenencouragestudentstofind ahobbyoutsideoflawschooltorelievestress.For JamesReyes10landChadRalston11l,thesehobbies haveturnedintosmallsidebusinesses. Jamesreyes10L:capturingthemoment "Ilovetheexperienceofcapturingmomentsintime,freezingthem,"saysReyes. Sincethebeginningofhisthird year,Reyeshasbeenworkingasa part-timephotographer. "Photographyisagreatwaytobe abletobreakawayanddosomething thatistrulyinteresting,andthatcan beconsideredanart,"hesays. Thehobbystartedincollegewith asimplepoint-and-shootdigital camera.Then,aftertakingseveral thousandpicturesonatriptoEurope reyes 10L andagainonhishoneymooninSan Francisco,Reyesupgradedtoadigitalsingle-lensreflex camera,ordslr. "There'sonlysomuchyoucandowithapoint-and-shoot. Withadslr,theoptionsaresoexpansive,"Reyessays. Soonfamilyandfriendsstartedcommentingonthe qualityofReyes'photos,sohecreatedablogandwebsite toshowcasehiswork. saysdocumentingeventsthroughphotographywouldprovideagreatsynergywiththelaw. "It'scertainlyturningintosomethingthatcouldbegreat, especiallyifIcouldfigureouthowtocombinelawand photography,"Reyessays."It'ssomethingthatwilldefinitelybealifetimepassionofmine." chadralston11L:PuttingideasonPaper "It'sacreativeoutlet,"saysRalstonofhisfictionwriting."I canfocusonmywritingwithouthavingtoconcentrateon legalissues,whichhelpsmysubconscious.Itenablesmetocomeup withcreativesolutionsformylegal classes." Ralstonreleasedhisfirstnovel, Portman: The Great Exchange Artist, inFebruarythroughAmazon.comfor itsKindleelectronicreader.Thenovel followsayounginvestmentintern whoformsafriendshipwithhisNew Yorkroommateandthestrugglesthe ralston 11L twoencounterwhentheyfallinlove withthesamegirl. "Itriedtopublishitthroughtraditionalroutesandeven gotaliteraryagent'sassistanttoreadthefirstchapter," Ralstonsays."Igotpositivefeedback,butwastoldthefictionmarketwastoothin." Hismomsuggestedhedistributehisnovelelectronically, "whichisironic,"hesays,"sinceshedoesn'tuseemail." SheheardabouttheKindleandthee-readermarketlisteningtonpr. ForRalston,theKindle'spopularityandthecosttopublishitthroughAmazon--basicallynothing--weredriving factors. "i love the experience of capturing moments in time." -- JaMes reyes 10L "Itstartedwith takingpictures taking ofmynephew," of hesays."Then he peopleasked, people `canyoutake `can -- Chad raLston 11L photographsfor photographs this thisorforthat,' "Yougetapercentageofeachcopysold,"hesays."It soIstarted shootingafew hasn'ttakenoffyet,butIamindoubledigitsforthenumberofcopiessold.I'mheartenedbyreleasingthenovelthis events." A member AmemberoftheEmory way--atleastmineisouttherenow." Ralstonalreadyhasstartedhissecondnovel,thoughhe PublicInterestCommittee,Reyesvolunteered assuresthat"mystudiestakeprecedence. tophotographseveralepicevents,includingthisyear's "I'mjusttryingtogetmyideasonpaper.That'sgoodfor InspirationAwards. now." Hehasconsideredincorporatingphotographyintohis --Liz Chilla and Wendy R. Cromwell careerplans,particularlyinhumanitarianlaw,wherehe "it [my writing] enables me to come up with creative solutions for my legal classes." 18 emory lawyer Perspective Professor's Project Goes National by Liz Chilla P rofessorFrankS.Alexanderisworkingtoturn "...vacantspacesintovibrantplaces"throughthe newCenterforCommunityProgress,anonprofit organizationfocusedonrevitalizingvacantandabandoned properties. Giventhestateofthenationalhousingmarket,thetimingforthisventurecouldnotbebetter. "Therequestsforthiskindofworkandthisformof assistancehavecontinuedtogroweachyearandthen explodedexponentiallyinlightofthemortgageforeclosure crisis,"Alexandersays."Thisinitiativecreatesanational organizationwithconsiderablymorecapacitytoprovide thisassistancetocommunities." Formorethan20years,Alexanderhasworkedonthe localandstatelevelstoidentifyandeliminatelegalbarriers thatpreventconvertingvacantandabandonedproperties backintoproductiveuse. HeandhiscolleagueDanielT.Kildee,formertreasurer ofGeneseeCounty,Mich.,launchedthecenterinMarch. Theorganization'sgoal"istocreateamodelofholistic revitalizationinthenation'scommunitiesandreversethe abandonmentthathasescalatedwiththecurrenteconomiccrisis,"Alexandersays.Thecenterhasofficesin Washington,D.C.,andFlint,Mich. Theprojecthasreceivednearly$2millioningrantsfrom theCharlesStewartMottandFordfoundations--thelargestamountoffundingsecuredbyanEmoryLawprofessor. Alexanderservesasgeneralcounselanddirectorof policyandresearch,whilemaintaininghisresponsibilities professor Frank alexander has worked at the local and state levels to put abandoned and vacant properties into productive use. the project has received nearly $2 million in grants -- the largest amount of funding secured by an emory Law professor. atEmoryLawandEmory'sCenterfortheStudyofLaw andReligion.Kildeeistheorganization'spresident. Theproject'ssuccesswillbemeasuredbyhowlocaland stategovernmentsreformexistinglawandpoliciesand howtheyreducethenumberofvacant,abandonedand foreclosedproperties,Alexandersays.Akeycomponentis thelandbank,agovernmentalentitythatacquiresthese propertiesandconvertsthemintoproductiveuse. HeandKildeeestablishedFlint'sGeneseeCountyLand Bankin2002,oneofthemostefficientandproductiveland banksinthecountry. Additionally,thecenterwillsupportandconduct researchrelatedtounlockingthevalueofvacantandabandonedproperties. Alexanderhasbeenacentralfigureinlandrevitalization policy-makingsincefoundingcslr'sAffordableHousing andCommunityDevelopmentProjectin1987. "Forme,wherelawandreligionleadisthecallto respondinservicetothosewhoarefacingreallytough issues,andtodosowithalloftheresourcesoflegaland religioustraditions,"Alexandersays. Atthefederallevel,hehasbeenhighlyinfluentialduring themortgagecrisis,consultingwithcongressionalleadersandtestifyingbeforecongressionalcommitteesandsubcommittees. Atthestatelevel,hedraftedimproved mortgagelegislationinGeorgiaandpostKatrinaLouisiana.AlexanderregularlytestifiesbeforetheGeorgiaGeneralAssembly andfrequentlyspeaksbeforehousing authorities,conferencesanduniversity-ledsymposiums. Atthecitylevel,hisworkhasledtorealestatereformin Baltimore,BatonRouge,La.,Indianapolis,Detroitand Flint,Mich.,amongothers. "Frankisanoutstandingscholarandteacherwho,atthe sametime,isdrivenbyadeepsocialcommitment,"Emory LawDeanDavidF.Partlettsays."Iapplaudthisnew opportunityforFranktobeachampiononthenational stageinthecrucialtaskofstabilizingandrestoringneighborhoodsandcommunitiesthroughouttheUnitedStates." April Bogle, director of public relations and information for the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory, contributed to this article. spring 2010 19 Perspective Trading Legal Briefs for Beaded Bracelets Cindy Hyman 01L transformed her hobby into a successful business venture henCindyL.JoffeHyman01ltoldhermentor thatshewasleavingKilpatrickStocktontopursueherhobby,hermentorresponded"Areyou crazy?"Thatwasin2002.Today,Hyman'shobbydesigningjewelryisalucrativecareer,andshe'sneverlookedback. Hymanalwayswantedtobealawyer.Aftergraduation, shethrivedasatrademarkattorney,butwasforcedtogo onmedicalleavebecauseofmoldexposure.Sheandher husbandmovedinwithherparentsassherecovered. Topassthetime,Hymanandhermother,AvrilJoffe, madejewelry.Whenshereturnedtowork,Hyman'sclients andcolleagueswantedtobuythepiecesshewore.Soon, shewassellingitemsinthefirm'sbathroom.Herhobby becameabusiness. "Sinceourpiecesweresellingsowellatwork,myfriend encouragedustohostatrunkshow.Weendedupdoing about$8,000insales,"Hyman,nowamotheroftwo,says. "Afterthat,Ibelievedthatwecoulddothisfulltime." W FromtheirAtlantastudio,thetwocreateuniquehandcraftedjewelryusingdiamonds,semi-preciousgemstones, antiquedsterlingsilver,hammeredgoldvermeilandrare beads.Withastaffof10,theyspendtheirdaydesigning piecesandshippingorders. "Wedrawinspirationforourjewelryinthedetailsofall thingsbeautifulandunique--everythingfromnature,to "don't be scared to take a leap of faith."-- Cindy L. JoFFe hyMan 01L ancientandvintagejewelry,tounusualfabrics,"Hymansays. Thedistinctlookofavindy(acombinationofAvriland Cindy)hascapturedtheattentionofthemedia,jewelry showroomsandcelebrities.Theirbigbreakcamewhenthe exclusivejewelryshowroom,Fragments,offeredavindy representation.Inthefirstmonth,Fragmentsplacedtheir workinSaksFifthAvenue,Barney'sJapanand onBritneySpears.Successcamequickly. "Weneverhadthetimetocontemplatethe success,"Jofferecalls."Thetimingofourlaunch wasperfect,andeverythinghappenedbeforewe couldsay,`Isthisreallyhappening?'We'vebeen fortunate." Hymancreditsherlegalbackgroundwith helpingthebusinesssideofavindy. "Myknowledgeoftrademarkandcopyright lawhelpedmebuildandprotectourdesignand brandfromdayone,"shesays."Also,people arelesslikelytoinfringeuponyourdesignsif theyknowyou'realawyer." continuedsuccess LastAugust,HymanandJoffelaunchedavindy onqvc.Theydescribetheexperienceasnervewracking,butexciting.Theirnextappearance wasslatedforJune8. "Wejustfellintothisandgotlucky,"Hyman says."Iadviseanyoneconsideringacareer Cindy L. Joffe hyman 01L (right) and avril Joffe make "avindy" in their changetothinkoutsideofthebox.Don'tbe atlanta loft studio with a dedicated staff of artistic women and, on several scaredtotakealeapoffaithandseewherethat occasions, their dogs and hyman's children, dylan and Jonah. takesyou." Joffe,alsoanattorney,wasn'tinitiallysoldontheidea. NeitherHymannorhermomhasanyregretsabout ShewantedHymantocontinuehercareerasalawyer,but startingtheirbusiness.Theyagreethatavindyisateam herdaughterwasveryconvincing. effort,andonetheyareproudofdoingtogether. "Asamother,youwantthebestforyourchild,"Joffe Theavindylineisinmorethan400storesandcatalogs says."Iworriedaboutusworkingtogether,competingfor worldwideandcanbepurchasedfromwww.avindy.com. --Holly Cline ideas;butwelearnedhowtorespecteachother'sstrengths andweaknesses.Weworkbrilliantlytogether,andit'sfabuCline is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. loussharingthisexperience." 20 emory lawyer Perspective A New First Year Incoming students will have more choices as they plan their academic studies F irst-yearstudentswillbeableto exercisealittlechoicenextyear thankstosignificantchangesto thefirst-yearcurriculumapproved bythefacultythisspring.Changes includetheadditionofanewrequired first-yearcourseinLegislationand Regulationandthecreationofanelectivecourseoptionduringthesecond semester. "Thelegalprofessionhaschanged ininnumerablewaysoverthepast fewyears.Wesawtheneedtopursue curricularreformsthatwouldbetterpositionourstudentsinthisnew marketplaceandhelppreparethem tomakeanimmediateimpactinthe practiceoflawupongraduating,"says DavidF.Partlett,deanandAsaGriggs CandlerProfessorofLaw. ThenewLegislationand Regulationcourseintroducesfirstyearstudentstothecentralroleof legislaturesandadministrativeagenciesinthepracticeoflawtoday.The courseisaprimarybuildingblockfor ConstitutionalLaw,Administrative Law,Legislationandanumberof specializedupper-levelcourses. practicebyhelpingthemdiscerntheir legalpath.Bycreatingthefirst-year electiveoption,thecurriculumcommitteeisgivingstudentstheoptionto exploreareasofpossiblelegalinterestorgetaheadstartonanareaof interest. "Oneofthemoreuniquefeatures oftheEmoryLawcurriculumisthe "today's practicing attorneys operate in a world where regulations and legal statutes are as important, or even more important in some cases, than decisions made by the courts." -- dean daVid F. partLett "Today'spracticingattorneysoperateinaworldwhereregulationsand legalstatutesareasimportant,oreven moreimportantinsomecases,than decisionsmadebythecourts,"Partlett says."TheadditionoftheLegislation andRegulationcourseexposesourstudentstothecriticalrolethisaspectof lawwillplayintheirfuturepractice." EmoryLawpreparesstudentsfor availabilitytoourfirst-yearstudents ofanelectivecourseinthesecond semester,"saysTimothyP.Terrell, professoroflawandchairofthe curriculumcommittee."Thisunusual earlyopportunityforindividualchoice allowsourstudentstobeginpursuing specialinterestsevenasthebasicsof legaleducationarebeingstressed." Thelistofelectivecoursesoffered willchangefromyeartoyear.These courseswillbeofferedas"building blocks"formorespecializedlegal study. "Intheirfirstyear,lawstudents areputinthesameclasses,withthe samestudents,andfocusonthesame typeoflaw...."saysStacyTolos 10l,thestudentrepresentativetothe curriculumcommittee."Theelective willallowstudentstotakeatleast oneclassthattheyareveryinterestedin,thusprovidingthemwith muchneededautonomyandchoice. Exposuretoanewsubjectofinterest inthefirstyearalsowillhelpstudents tochoosetheirupperlevelcourses morecarefullyanddeliberately." OtherchangesincludethereductionofCivilProcedurefromatwosemester,six-credit-hourofferingtoa one-semester,four-credit-hourcourse. Thefacultyapprovedeliminationof theLegalMethodscourse,whichwill besubsumedbyexistingcourses. Thenewcourserequirementstake effectinAugustfortheClassof2013. --Timothy L. Hussey Hussey is Emory Law's senior director of marketing and communications. spring 2010 21 rita Lewis 96L, assistant district attorney for butts County, tries cases in the courtroom used in the movie, "My Cousin Vinny." ReadingTheirWrites emory Law graduates shine as authors and communicators by Margaret Lisi T othestudents,EmoryLaw'swritingcoursescanbe particularlychallenging.However,thosecourses honedtheskillsnotjustofexceptionalattorneys butseveralauthorsaswell. Overthepastdecade,quiteafewgraduateshaveseen booksthey'vewrittencrackAmazon'sonlinebookshelves orachievenationaldistributionbypublishers.Thebooks areasvariedasthegraduatesthemselves;one,aslim 52-pageguideonservicesmarketing,isaseasy-goingasits author.Another,at245pages,reflectsitsauthorinstories ofwhatlaughablycangowronginthecourtroom. couldlatertell,"saysRitaLewis96lofherbook Excuse Me Your Honor...The Masturbating Defendant Just Called Me a Bitch.Thebookisacollectionofunbelievable-buttruestoriesLewishascollectedduringher13yearsin criminalcourt. "BeingaprosecutingattorneyinruralButtsCounty, Georgia,youseealittleofeverything,"Lewisexplains."I juststartedcollectingallthesereallyoff-the-wallstories, andmanypeopleurgedmetowriteabook." Thetitle,whichshehadtofightfor,camefromoneof thesecourtroomexperiences.Shedescribesherselfasa 22 emory lawyer "thoroughlySouthern"womanwithatasteforpearls. "Ithinkmanydefendantssaythingstomeforshock value,"Lewissays."EarlyinmycareerIhadtopractice someofthemoreembarrassingwordsIhadtousein courtinthemirrorfirst.Butit'snotpossibletoshockme anymore."Lewisisworkingontwobooks--oneabouta Georgiamurder,theotherasecondcollectionofcourtroom stories. JiM durhaM 83L wanted to CoLLeCt morebusi- "i'Ve aLways seen LiFe's eVents intermsofthestoriesI nesswhenhewroteThe Essential Little Book of Great Lawyering.Writteninonesitting,DurhamsayshisEmory Lawwritingexperiencetaughthimthevalueofbrevityand clarity.At52pages,thebookisneverthelesspackedwith common-sensetruthsaboutwhattakesalawyer fromgood togreat.Thecontentwasgleanedoveryearsoftraining lawyersandpracticeshowtodevelopandkeepbusiness. "In1991,Iwenttoalawfirmasitsmarketingdirector," Durhamexplains."There,Istartedconsultingwithlawyersonhowtobuildtheirbusinesses,andmanyaskedfor somethingthatcapturedtheconceptswecoveredduring thetraining.Forexample,`goodlawyersreturnphonecalls promptly;greatlawyersinitiatephonecalls.'I'vehadseveralattorneyssay`IreaditonaplaneandwhenItouched down,Imadeacoupleofcalls.'" "It'scommonsenseideas,nottheory,thateverylawyer canapplyintheirpractice,"Durhamcontinues."It'snot amarketingbook,butifyoudothethingsinthisbook, businesswillcomeregardlessofwhetheryou'realawyeror otherserviceprovider." Joey asher 94L began his Career asajournalistand additional alumni authors � Charles t. autry 81L, co-author, The Law of Cooperatives. This book by the founding partner of Autry, Horton & Cole provides an overview of cooperatives and cooperative law. � walter M. Cheatham 56L, No Man Walks Alone: The Life and Times of Thomas G. Pownall (2003) and Your Friendly Neighbor (1998). Thomas G. Pownall was a mountaineer who rose to become CEO of Martin Marietta Corp. (now Lockheed Martin Corp.) Pownall was a dominant figure in the world of aerospace technology in the second half of the 20th century. � zoe M. hicks 63oX 65C 83L, author, The Women's Estate Planning Guide: Techniques for Protecting Yourself and Your Family (1998). The Women's Estate Planning Guide demystifies estate planning and provides inspiration for taking the steps necessary to complete it. � Megan h. Magruder 80C 83L, contributing author, Understanding Insurance Regulations and Coverage (2007) and Insurance Law 2008: Trends and Key Strategies. These valuable legal publications are both available from Aspatore Books. � adam d. roberts 01C 04L, The Amateur Gourmet. This Emory Law graduate has written The Amateur Gourmet (2008) and The Amateur Gourmet -- How to Shop, Chop and Table Hop Like a Pro (Almost) (2007). He also blogs about food and cooking at www.amateurgourmet.com. � h. grady thrasher iii 68L: Tim and Sally's Vegetable Garden (2007) and Tim and Sally's Beach Adventure (2008). Tim and Sally's Vegetable Garden was awarded a bronze medallion by the Independent Publishers Association. Thrasher also was named Georgia Writers Association's Georgia Author of the Year for Children's Picture Books for 2008. � Other books by Joey asher 94L: Communication & Selling Skills for Lawyers and Even a Geek Can Speak: Low-Tech Presentation Skills for High-Tech People. All of Asher's books are available at amazon.com or speechworks.net. � Other works by Cynthia Cooper 76L: Cooper again teams with co-author Elizabeth Holtzman (The Impeachment of George Bush) on Who Said It Would Be Easy: One Woman's Life In the Political Arena (2006). She also is author of An Insider's Guide to the Top Fifteen Law Schools (1990). Books are available on amazon.com; her numerous plays, articles and other works also are available on cyncooperwriter.net. � Other books by Jim durham 83L: co-editor and contributing author, The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing Your Practice (Second Edition), published by the American Bar Association. The Essential Little Book of Great Lawyering is available at greatlawyeringbook.com and amazon.com. creditshisexperiencecoveringpoliticsandcrimecontributedtohisdecisiontoenterlawschool.Thoughhehas leftpracticinglawtofocussolelyonhiscommunications coachingbusiness,Speechworks,AshersaidhisEmoryLaw experiencestillinformshiswritingandbusiness. "Mybooksgrewoutofmyexperiencehelpingpeople becomebettercommunicators,"Ashersays."MyexperienceatEmoryLawtrainedmeinrigorousthinking.Lawis aboutunderstandingissues,siftingthroughthemandfindingsolutions.Soiswriting." Asher'sbook,How to Win a Pitch: How to Create and Deliver Great New Business Presentations,providesreaderswiththesolutionstheyneedtoattractandwinbusiness, regardlessoftheirindustry. "Asaconsultant,youwriteabooktoimproveyourbusiness,"hesays.How to Win a Pitchhasbeensuccessfulat deliveringthatresult.Asherexpectstocompletehislatest bookonpublicspeakingsoon. one oF the Most hard-hitting authors from EmoryLawisCynthiaCooper76l.Aformerjournalist basedinNewYorkCity,shewritesonissuesrelatedto womenorsocialjustice.TwoofCooper'smostnotable worksareThe Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens,whichlaysthe legalcaseforimpeachmentofthe43rdpresident,and A Mockery of Justice: The True Story of The Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case,are-examinationofoneofthe 20thcentury'smostsensationalcrimes. Sheppard,convictedofthe1954murderofhispregnant wifeintheirCleveland-areahome,servedalmostadecade inprisonforamurderCooperdemonstratedhecouldnot havecommitted.Herinvestigationtooksevenyearsto write,unearthedsuppressedtestimonyandevidenceand resultedinlegalproceedingsagainstherbymanyentities involvedintheoriginaltrial. Theauthorofmanyworksoffictionandnonfiction, CooperagreesEmoryLawhelpedherwork. "Mylegaltrainingmademeamuchmorerigorous thinker,"shesays."Emorytaughtmetochallengeall assumptions,notskimoversomethingbecauseit'seasier. Todigintoeachpointandapplywonderfulintellectto what,intermsofwriting,mightbehalfasentence.As ajournalist,Ihadthewritingskills,buttobeableto piercethelawandreflectitbackintranslationsopeople canunderstandit--evenlawyers--tookthegroundingI receivedatEmory." Margaret Lisi is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. spring 2010 23 Class Notes Alumni Board to Focus on Class of 2010 Ithasbeenabusyspringatthelawschool.OnMay10,we welcomed260newalumniintoourcommunityatcommencement.Justasexciting,14ofthesegraduatesarelegacies,furtheringtheEmoryLawlineagewithinouralumni. GraduationisoneofthemostinvigoratingeventsatEmory Law.AsIspoketoournewgraduates,Itrulysensedthatall thingsarepossible.Thisclassdonatedarecordof$107,135to thelawschoolthroughitsclassgiftcampaign.Ouremphasison communityisresonatingwiththesegraduates.Thesewonderfulpeoplewillquicklyenhanceouralumni community. Yet,weallareawareoftheeconomicconditionsaffectingnewgraduates--especiallynew lawyers.Thus,Ihaveprioritizedassistingthe Classof2010withtransitioningtotheworkforceasourmainprogrammingobjectivefor thealumniboard. Atourspringalumniboardmeeting,CarlosKelly97lagreed tochairthisimportantinitiative.HeandGregRiggs79l,associatedeanforstudentservicesandcommunityengagement,are formingaClassof2010taskforcetoprovidealumniandfaculty mentorshipasourgraduatescontinuetheiremploymentsearches. CalledEmoryLawConnecting,theprogrammatchesClassof 2010graduateswithalumniintheirpreferredpracticeareaand, ifpossible,preferredgeographicarea.Alumniadviserswillhelp thesestudentsbyofferingnetworkingcontacts,mentoringand careeradvice. Inaddition,2010graduatescanrequesttobematchedwitha facultymemberwhoisanexpertintheirpreferredpracticearea. Theapproachprovidesatwo-personteamtodowhateverisreasonablypossibletohelpgraduatesintheirjobsearch. EmoryLawConnectingalsowillprovideseminarsthissummersuchas"HowtoStartOne'sOwnLawPractice."Finally,we willbeabletocommunicatepart-timeorcontractlegalemploymentopportunitiesthatbecomeavailabletoassistclassmembers ingainingvaluablehands-onexperience. EmoryUniversitycontinuesitsnationwidesearchtoidentify thestrongestcandidatesforourdirectorofalumnirelationsposition.Weappreciateallyourideasandrecommendations.Forward yourthoughtstoSusanF.Carter,associatedeanfordevelopment anduniversityrelations,email@example.com. Whilethisprocesscontinues,DeanDavidF.Partletthasasked metocontinueaspresidentforanotheryeartoensureasmooth transition.Iamhonoredtodothisandlookforwardtosharing moreexcitingnewsaboutEmoryLawinthemonthsahead. Asalways,Iameagertohearyoursuggestionsandideas.I lookforwardtohearingfromyou,andmostimportantly,seeing youatanalumnieventsoon. Editor's Note: Class Notes are submitted by alumni and are not verified by the editor. While we welcome alumni news, Emory Lawyer is not responsible for information contained in Class Notes. 60s The Hon. Clarence Cooper 67L, a federal judge with the Northern District of Georgia, received a Leadership Award from the Atlanta Bar Association at its February meeting. Mary Jane Augustine 69C 71B 76L was appointed managing partner for the New York office of McCarter & English. She is the former head of the construction practice. 70s Oscar Clark Carr III 76L, a partner at Glankler Brown PLLC in Memphis, Tenn., was chosen for the SuperLawyers Corporate Counsel edition for business litigation. U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop 71L was named to Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians Power List. Tommy Hills 66C 70L was named to Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians Power List. Hills wrote a book, Red State Rising: Triumph of the Republican Party in Georgia, which was published by Stoud and Hall. Eric Holzapfel 71L, a partner at Drew Law Firm Co. in Cincinnati, was named a 2010 Ohio Super Lawyer for the fourth year in a row. Steve Labovitz 74L was named to Georgia Trend's list of Most Influential Georgians: Notables. Doug Warner 75L, partner at Warner, Hooper & Ramsey in Peachtree City, Ga., was named the Outstanding Business Person of the Year by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in January. Cynthia L. Cooper 76L, journalist and founder of Words of Choice, received the 2009 Anne E. Fisher Champion of Choice Award from Pro-Choice America. Patrick W. McKee 77L, with McKee & Mitchell in Newman, Ga., was named a Super Lawyer in Georgia for 2010. Thurbert Baker 79L was named to Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians Power List. HalliD.Cohn90l,firstname.lastname@example.org 24 emory lawyer Class Notes 80s John C. Stivarius 80L, partner at Elarbee Thompson in Atlanta, has been selected as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for 2009. John R. Voigt 81L, an attorney with Sherrard & Roe PLC in Nashville, has been named among Tennessee's Best 150 Lawyers on the annual list compiled by BusinessTN magazine. Sharon Gay 82L was named to Georgia Trend's list of Most Influential Georgians: Notables. Lee Miller 82L was recruited by Glenmede Trust Co. to open the Venerable Wealth Management firm's New York office. She also was named to Emory Law's Dean's Advisory Board. Gregory R. Hanthorn 85L, partner with Jones Day in Atlanta, was presented with his own severed head in appreciation for his service as chair of the board of directors for the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. during the opening night for Richard III. He will remain on the board as finance chair. Mark D. Jackson 85L, a commercial real estate attorney, joined Ballard Spahr's Bethesda, Md., office as of counsel. 90s Kellye L. Walker 92L has been named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at American Water Works Co. Leah S. McCarty Cusker 93L has accepted a position as assistant inspector general in the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Stacey Kalberman 90L is the new executive secretary for the Georgia's State Ethics Commission. John W. Mills III 90L, a bankruptcy attorney, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Atlanta as a partner. Sarah H. Lamar 91L, partner at HunterMaclean in Savannah, Ga., has been elected chair of AFLA International, one of the largest legal networks in the world. Jeffrey Hamilton 95L, a partner at Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas, was elected president of the board of directors for Heart House Dallas. Heart House Dallas is an organization that provides free after-school care for underprivileged school age children in Dallas neighborhoods known for high crime and unemployment rates. He also was named a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly. Stanford G. Wilson 80L, managing partner of Elarbee Thompson in Atlanta, has been selected as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for 2009. S. Renee Huskey 75C 81L is a founding partner in the new litigation boutique firm of Ichter Thomas LLC in Atlanta. Mark O. Shriver 73B 81L, a partner with Shriver & Gordon PC in Woodstock, Ga., received the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service by the State Bar of Georgia. Richard Slutzky 81L joined Bank of America's Global Philanthropic Consulting Group as a partner. The financial advisory team focuses on investment management consulting for nonprofits and foundations. Bruce S. Sostek 81L was included in the 2010 Chambers USA "Leaders in the Field" legal directory. Howard Osofsky 82L received the 2009 Kids Chance Auction Award in October for his help in establishing scholarships for the organization. David Bedingfield 83L, a London barrister, was named a circuit judge. Samuel S. Olens 83L, former Cobb County Commission chairman, was named to Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians Power List. Grady L. Beard 87L, with Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte LLC, has become a fellow in the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. Lisa Azzato 88L has been named one of the Long Island chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphona Society's Man and Woman of the Year candidates. She owns Azzato Law and is on the board of trustees for the Long Island chapter. Willie J. Lovett Jr. 91L has been appointed director of the Office of the Child Attorney for Fulton County, Ga. Previously, he served as deputy county attorney for the Fulton County Attorney's Office. Brian T. Casey 92L, partner with Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell in Atlanta, has been named to Insurance Newscast's list of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Insurance Industry. Michael A. Morse 97L, a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti LLP, wrote an article, "Protecting the Empire: A Practitioner's Primer on the New York False Claims Act," which was published in the New York State Bar Association Journal. David S. Weidenbaum 97L, with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta, and his wife, Samantha Brooks Weidenbaum 95L, celebrated the birth of Noah Jack on Oct. 30. Noah has a 3-year-old sister, Jess. Tom McCally 84L helped his firm, Carr Maloney in Washington, D.C., celebrate its 20th anniversary. John Lyle 88L, partner at Adams and Reese LLP in Birmingham and Mobile, Ala., has been asked to serve on the board of directors of the Alabama Federal Tax Clinic. Bruce Henoch 92L was named vice president and general counsel of Stratos Global Corp. of Bethesda, Md. Previously, he served as vice president for legal and regulatory affairs. spring 2010 25 Class Notes Evan A. Allison 98L with Miller & Miller PLLC has been named to the firm's policy committee, which approves all major decisions for the firm. Jay Govindan 98L works as a senior trial attorney in the environment and natural resources division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Michael Cross 00L, a partner with Alpharetta, Ga., firm Briskin, Cross & Sanford LLC, was named a "Rising Star" by the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine for 2010. He also was elected to serve as chair of the board of Alpharetta Development Authority. Tomasita Denise Crowell 00L and Ricardo L. Carmona 02L were married on Aug. 20, 2008. The couple opened the Carmona Law Firm PA, which focuses on real property, construction, estate planning and mediation, on July 20, 2009. 00s Danny Kraft 01L is an associate with Weitz & Luxenberg PC in New York Prior to Weitz & Luxenberg, Kraft was an assistant district attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. He and his wife, Nicole Foley Kraft, celebrated the birth of Caitlyn Foley Kraft in July 2007. John D. Livingstone 01L made partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Faabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in the firm's Tokyo office. Lindsay Couch 03L, founder and CEO of In Words Consulting, married Jon Kilgore on Nov. 7 in Durham, N.C. The couple resides in Orlando, Fla. Erin Englebrecht 03L 03T married Mike Hannum in 2009. She works with International Baby Food Action Network in Geneva. Virginia Iglesia 06L and Steven D. Weber 06L of New York were married on April 17. Iglesia is an associate in the litigation firm of McKool Smith, and Weber is an assistant corporation counsel at the New York City Office of Corporation Counsel. Hannah F. Singerman 06L has joined Weltman, Weinbefg & Reis Co. in Cleveland as an associate in the complex collections department. Dalia Geeslin Racine 03L is running for the Douglas County district attorney in the November election. Scott N. Sherman 01L with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Cadwell & Berkowitz PC has been appointed to the Anti-Defamation League's Southeastern Region Board of Directors. Alicia Grahn Jones 04L and husband Jeffrey Jones celebrated the birth of Emma Jane. Michael David Laycob 04L 07B has accepted an executive position with Precision Practice Management Inc. Katherine Kale 04L and husband Joe Minias 02L celebrated the birth of Eleanor Charlotte Minias on Sept. 24. Joe Minias also made partner at Quinn Emanuel Urguhart Oliver & Hedges LLP. John Taylor Chenery 08L has joined Bass, Berry & Sims in its litigation department in Nashville. Prior to the firm, Chenery served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Samuel H. Mays Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Elizabeth Newcamp 08L works with NASA's Innovative Partnership Program Office at Andrews Air Force Base in California. Joseph Tipograph 08L 08B has joined Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the antitrust practice. Andrew R. Boardman 09L with the legal department of One United Bank in Boston married Adrienne Michelle Boehm on June 6, 2009. James O'Connell 98L joined Covington & Burling LLP as partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Prior to the firm, he was with the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Prasad Sharma 98L became vice president and deputy counsel for the American Trucking Association. Jason S. Lichtstein 99L, an environmental lawyer and partner with Akerman Senterfitt, was elected president of the Florida Brownfields Association, a statewide environmental organization, in November. Rachel Brod Berger 99L 99B and her husband, David, celebrated the birth of Ezra Leo on Oct. 27. J. Christopher Miller 97C 00L, co-founder of Robinson & Miller law firm in Alpharetta, has been selected as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for 2009. Eden D. Doniger 02L and husband David Itai Tsur 02L celebrated the birth of daughter Orli Sivan Doniger Tsur on Dec. 3. Matthew I. Gennaro 02L, senior associate with Clyde & Co., was selected to help start the international law firm's New Jersey office. Scott Greenberg 02L has been promoted to special counsel with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York. Jennifer Pritzker Sender 99C 02L 02MPH and husband Eric R. Sender 02L celebrated the birth of Noah Avery in September. Ethan Michael Rosenzweig 02L was appointed assistant dean of admission at Emory Law. Marni Weiss 02L married Michael Friedlander on March 14. Weiss Friedlander is a lawyer with the Queens Borough Public Library in New York. Kevin A. Stine 98L was elected a shareholder in the Atlanta office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Kristy Seidenberg 00L won the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Foundation Family Law Award in February. Christopher Davis 01L has joined Document Technologies Inc. in Atlanta to lead the company's hosted document review services. Matthew Gilley 01L made partner at Ford & Harrison LLP in the firm's Spartanburg, S.C., office. Haley Schwartz 05L received the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta Business School for her work with the Breast Cancer Legal Project through the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Laura W. Speed-Dalton 96C 99L has established The Speed Firm PC, a law practice providing personalized legal representation for seriously injured people, in Atlanta. 26 emory lawyer In Memoriam Emory Law mourns the passing of the following alumni, whose deaths were reported to the school since the date of our last alumni publication. wayne wright gammon sr. 50L died Nov. 16. He was 80 years old. Gammon was quarterback for two years at West Georgia College before he attended Emory Law. He took the bar exam at age 19 and was sworn in months after his 20th birthday. He served in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 1950 to 1954. He was discharged as a captain. After serving in the Army, Gammon graduated from the University of Virginia Judge Advocate School in the first class after the adoption of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He served as a Judge Advocate General and jumpmaster for the 82nd Airborne. He was a member of the Tallapoosa and Georgia Bar Associations for more than 59 years. Gammon was solicitor of the State Court of Polk County from 1957 to 1969 and attorney for Polk County from 1963 to 1998. He was a member and vice chairman of the State Disciplinary Board of the state Bar of Georgia from 1981 to 1984. Gammon received the 2004 Tradition of Excellence Award from the state Bar of Georgia. He as a founding partner of Gammon, Anderson and McFall and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Cedartown, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Beth Page Gammon; four children; grandchildren; a greatgrandchild; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. thomas wade allen 51L of Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 9, 2009 F. h. "pete" boney 51L of St. Simons Island, Ga., on Nov. 19 robert w. storey 54L of Atlanta died on Dec. 27. He was 79 years old. A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Storey was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity at Emory Law. He began his career at the firm Howard and Story before starting the Storey and Obenschain firm, which specialized in real estate law. During the Korean War, Storey served in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps. For 20 years, he also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve Corps, retiring as a commander. He and his wife, Julia, received the Villa International Distinguished Service Award for their service to many civic and church organizations. Storey was a founding member of the Atlanta Tipoff Club, which presents the annual Naismith Award to the nation's outstanding collegiate basketball players. A longtime Republican, he served on the Fulton County committee for many years. He is survived by his wife and cousins in Texas and California. w. warren woolsey 48b 54L of Clearwater, Fla., on March 17 Charles h. wills 57L 60L of Atlanta on Feb. 14 March 2003. His peers named a courtroom at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Tampa after him for his years of service. Prior to becoming a judge, Baynes was a partner with the Lake Wales firm of Peterson and Myers PA. He also served as a professor of law and public administration at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a member of the administrative staff of the late Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court and a retired commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, JAGC. Baynes is survived by his wife, Maija; daughters, Cynthia Lynn Hudgins and Barbara Ann Brown; four grandchildren; and his sister, Nancy Lux. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with his AB and JD. He earned his LLM from Emory Law in 1986. Warner was the co-author of two nationally syndicated columns, "Flying Solo" and "NextSteps," via the United Media Syndicate. His columns were published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post and L.A. Times. He was a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar Association and the American Judicature Society. He also was an adjunct professor in the University of South Carolina's Department of Neuropsychology. Warner is survived by his wife, Vicki Shuford Warner; his mother, Naomi Warner; five children, Paul Manville, Monty Warner, Mark Manville, Brandon Warner and Carrie Warner; a brother Edwin; a sister, Bonnie; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 40s israel katz 40b 42L of Atlanta died Jan. 1 at age 90. During World War II, Katz served as a military intelligence officer and parachuted behind enemy lines. After the war, he graduated from Emory Law with honors and became a well-respected attorney and senior partner at Katz, Paller & Land. He practiced law until he retired at age 70. During the 1960s, Katz chaired the Democratic Party in DeKalb County and was offered a position with the Jimmy Carter White House team. He chose to stay in Atlanta and served the party in various positions. Katz was a significant contributor to Emory University's medical research efforts, where he was honored for 50 years of lifetime achievement. In addition to supporting Emory, Katz and his wife, Annette, donated a library at the Atlanta Yeshiva, a science lab at Hebrew Academy and to the Marcus Jewish Community Center. He is preceded in death by his wife. Survivors include his son, Lee Katz; his daughters, Lynn Kempler and Lisa Katz; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Judge anthony a. alaimo 48L of Savannah, Ga., on Dec. 30. Please see In Closing, page 32. 70s robert h. Mcdonnell 76L of Douglasville, Ga., on April 16 hewell donald Fleming 77L 78L on May 21, 2009 donald w. thurmond 77L of Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 8 Martin w. alpert 78L of Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 20 robert J. durden 70C 73g 79L on May 2, 2002 60s the hon. Louis J. ditrani 60L of Vienna, Va., on Feb. 9 reuben pierce head Jr. 61L of Decatur, Ga., on Nov. 20 the hon. James h. weeks 61L on Nov. 5 the hon. thomas e. baynes 67L 72L, a U.S. bankruptcy judge from Lake Wales, Fla., died Dec. 16 after a lengthy battle with ALS. Born in New York, Baynes graduated from the University of Georgia before earning his JD and LLM from Emory Law. He also attended Yale Law School. In 2005, he retired from the bench after 17 years as a bankruptcy judge for the Middle District of Florida. Baynes served as chief bankruptcy judge from August 2000 to Jennifer g. williams 96L of Atlanta on Jan. 13, 2009 90s Faculty 80s ronald t. gold 83L of Marietta, Ga., on Dec. 1 glenn eric simensky 83L of Woodmere, N.Y., on Dec. 17 James ryan Marietta 84L of Atlanta on March 17 Jan L. warner 86L of Columbia, S.C., died Oct. 27. He was 67 years old. Warner attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he played football. s. gaye reese Moody 80L donna Ferguson of Norcross, Ga., widow of Emory Law Professor Bill Ferguson, on April 6 50s irving h. buchalter 50L of Marietta, Ga., on Jan. 6 James eugene wilson 50L of Atlanta on Nov. 6 spring 2010 27 Giving Back Paying It Forward Through Mentoring by April L. Bogle A Wells,apartneratAlston&Byrdllcinenergyfinance law,arrangedmeetingsforSnyderwithprominentenergy attorneysinWashington,D.C."ThebestIcandoismake surehehastheopportunitytospeakwithpeopleabout howtheygotwheretheyaregoing,"shesays. Mentorsandmenteesagreethat appropriateexpectationsarecritical."Don'texpectajoboutofit.It's aboutrelationshipsandadvice,"says Ross,whoencouragesmentees"tobe assertiveinthefirstcontact,stayon topofitandpreparealistofquestionsincasethingsgetawkwardin theconversation." Escoffery,apartneratElarbee, Thompson,Sapp&Wilsonllpin laborandemploymentlitigation, appreciatesRoss'approach."When youhavesomeonewhowantstobe activelyinvolved,thementorgetsas muchoutofitasthestudent." simon synder 11L discusses his summer rich escoffery 95L talks with his mentee plans with his mentor della wagner april ross 11L about changes since his HetookRosstolunchwithhis wells 86L. student days. mentor,federalJudgeGerrilynBrill Astrongmentoringprogramisthe"cornerstonefor 75l,inthecourthousecafeteriasoRosscouldrubelbows studentstoconnectwiththeworldofpracticeandtheplatwithotherjudgesandattorneys.Escofferyalsosuggested formthatsendsthemontheirway,"saysGregoryL.Riggs sheconsiderthedistrictattorney'sofficeasasteptorun79l,associatedeanforstudentservicesandcommunity ningforajudgeshipandencouragedhertoapplyfora engagement."Wewanttheprogramtobringstudentsand clerkship. alumnitogethertoenrichthestudentexperience,tohelp RosswillspendthesummerworkingattheFulton discerntheirpathandtohelppreparethemforsuccess." CountyDistrictAttorney'sOfficeandinterningatTaylor Tostrengthentheprogram,Riggsheldfocusgroups andEnglishllp.Snydercontinuesnetworkingalongthe withstudentsandalumniinthefall.Afewenhancements EastCoast.Butonethingiscertain,theyappreciatethe resulted: helpthey'vereceivedandunderstanditsvalue. �First-yearstudentssignupduringthesecondsemester, "Dellahadsomeonehelpher,soit'sa`payitforward' makingthementor-menteematchmoreeffective. kindofathing,"Syndersays."WhenI'moutofschool,I �Matchesarebasedonconcentrationswithinpractice willfeelobligated--andhappy--togiveback." areas,requiringstudentstocompleteaformthatdrills downtospecifics. April L. Bogle is the director of public relations and �Mentorguidelinessuggestactivitiesandprovidea information for the Center for the Study of Law and p rocessforprovidingfeedback. Religion at Emory. 28 emory lawyer prilRoss11l knewshewantedtoservethecourt. Shejustdidn'tknowwhetheremploymentlawor criminallawwasthebestpathuntilhermentor,Rich Escoffery95l,literallyledherthroughthecourtroomdoor. "Richwasinsightfulabouthowtomarketmyself,gave methebigpictureandalwayshelpedmegettothenext step,"Rosssays. AtopstudentfromSanFranciscowithplentyofconfidenceandcharisma,SimonSnyder11lhaseverything goingforhim--exceptEastCoastcontactswhocouldhelp himfindajobinenergylaw.Hesoimpressedhismentor, DellaWagnerWells86l,sheis"callinginherchips"to arrangemeetingswithhermostimportantconnections. "IknowIhavesomeonewhoiscompletelyinmycourt andwhomIcanrelyontodowhateverreasonablyispossibletohelpme,"Snydersays."Thatissuchacomfort." Agenuineinterestinmakingtherelationshipwork isessential,saymentorsandmentees."It'sreciprocal," Snydersays."Themoreyouareinterestedinthem,the moretheyareinterestedinyou.It'sgreattohavesomeone sosupportiveinyourcourt." a genuine interest in making the relationship work is essential. Faculty Voices Justice For All Cases, Great and Small by Robert A. Schapiro W For Justice stevens, no person was above the law, and no person was below the law. iththeretirementofJusticeJohnPaul WhentheCourtinvokedtheruletobar Stevens,theU.S.SupremeCourtloses accesstooneVladimirZatko,JusticeStevens ajudgewithanunusualabilitytoget dissented.HisopinioncriticizedtheCourt thebigthingsrightbygettingthelittlethings forunderminingitscommitmenttooffering right.JusticeStevenswillberememberedfor "equalaccesstojusticeforboththerichand hisstirringopinionsincasesofgreatnational thepoor." significance. FromwheredoesJusticeStevens'concern Healsoshouldberememberedforhis fortheplightoftheindigentarise?Atleastin equallycompellingcommitmenttojusticein partfromhisprobonoworkwhileinprivate scoresofotherdecisionsthatreceivedlittle practice.Hehasexplainedthatthisexperipublicnotice.Thatcommitmentlongpreceded encegavehimavaluableperspectiveonthe hisserviceonthebenchandhelpedtoinform plightofcriminaldefendants.Summarizingthe hisworkontheCourt. importanceofprobonowork,hewrote,"In InHamdan v. Rumsfeldin2006,Justice thelaw,asinotherprofessions,theprimary Stevenswrotethemajorityopinionholding rewardforhumantoilisnotwhatyougetfor thateveninthefaceofrealthreatsofterror, itbutwhatyoubecomebyit."WhatJustice thepresidentmustfollowthelaw.TheCourt Stevensbecamewasagreatchampionof declaredtheConstitutionreachedintoa justice. militarydetentionfacilityinGuantanamoBay, Thatperspectivemaybelostwithhis Cuba,andofferedtheprotectionoftheruleof departure.Tothisday,theCourtcontinuesto lawtothedriverforOsamabinLaden. invoketheZatkoruletorejectpleasfromcerForJusticeStevens,nopersonwasabove tainindigentlitigants.JusticeStevenscontinues thelaw,andnopersonwasbelowthelaw.In todissent,buthedissentsalone. hisview,thatdedicationtoensuringjusticein JusticeStevenspursuedjusticeinallcases, allcasesconstitutedthedefiningcharacteristic greatandsmall.Itwillbeagreatchallengefor ofajudge.Inthepresidentialelectiondecision, ElenaKagan,orwhomeverendsupbeingconBush v. Gore,JusticeStevenspennedastinging firmed,tomatchJusticeStevens'commitment dissent,castigatingthemajorityforundermintotheruleoflawinallofthediversecasesthat ingthe"Nation'sconfidenceinthejudgeasan comebeforeournation'shighestcourt. impartialguardianoftheruleoflaw." HiscommitmenttotheruleoflawtranRobert A. Schapiro, professor of law, teaches scendedpartisanboundaries.In1997,he Federal Courts, Constitutional Law and Civil spokefortheCourtinClinton v. Jones,finding Procedure. He is the author of Polyphonic thattheConstitutiondidnotshieldPresident Federalism:TowardtheProtectionof BillClintonwithimmunityfromcivilsuits. FundamentalRights (University of Chicago Casesinvolvingpresidentsareimportant, Press, 2009) and served as a clerk for Justice butrare.JusticeStevensinsistedonpromoting Stevens in 1991�1992. theruleoflawinallcases.WhenIthinkabout JusticeStevens,IthinknotonlyofBushand Gore,ofClintonandRumsfeld,butalsoof VladimirZatko. ItisabedrockprincipleoftheAmerican legalsystemthatlackofwealthshouldnot translateintoadenialofjustice.Accordingly, courtsdonotchargefilingfeestothosewho cannotaffordtopay.Intheearly1990s,however,theSupremeCourtdeviatedfromthat practicebybarringaccesstopeopleitdeemed frequentfilersoffrivolousactions.TheCourt refusedtowaivethefeesfortheselitigants notwithstandingtheirpoverty. spring 2010 29 Faculty Voices Impact of the Citizens United Decision by Michael Kang and Danielle Friedman 10L F kang ewU.S.SupremeCourtdecisionsever receivethepublicitythatfollowed Citizens United v. FEC,whichwas decidedinJanuary.Thecasereceivedagreat dealofpublicattentionbecauseitaddressed amajorquestionof federalcampaign lawandrepresented anumberofnotable firsts,includingthe firstoralargumentby ElenaKaganassolicitorgeneralandthe firstcaseforJusticeSoniaSotomayor. Initiallysomethreeyearsago,thecase presentedasurprisinglymundanequestionof statutoryinterpretation--howtoapplythe electioneeringcommunicationsprovisionof theBipartisanCampaignReformActtovideoon-demandshowingsofapoliticaldocumentary,Hillary, the Movie. However,onthelastdayofthe2008term, theCourtunexpectedlydelayeditsdecisionin themuch-anticipatedcase.TheCourtinstead scheduledasecondroundoforalarguments forthefollowingfallandrequestedadditional briefingonthefundamentalquestionwhether federallawprohibitingcampaignadvocacyby corporationswasunconstitutionalunderthe FirstAmendment. ThedecisiontheCourtfinallyhandeddown inJanuaryhasthepotentialtotransform campaignfinancelaw.InCitizens United,the Courtruledunconstitutionalabasicelement offederalcampaignfinancelaw--longstandingprohibitionsoncorporateexpendituresin federalelections.Theseprohibitionsappliedto expendituresbycorporationsfromtheirtreasuryfundstopayforcampaignadvertisements expresslyadvocatingthedefeatorvictoryof federalcandidates.Theypreventedcorporations,forinstance,fromdirectlypayingfor theproductionorbroadcastingofcampaign advertisementswithafederalelection. Inearlierdecisions,theCourtruledthat thegovernmentcouldrestrictsuchcorporate expendituresbecausetheypresentedariskof politicalcorruption.Particularlyinlightof therichesavailabletocorporationsfromtheir treasuries,thegovernmentwasconstitutionally entitledtorestrictcorporateexpenditureswith thegoalofreducingtheriskthatcorporations mightundulyinfluencefederalofficeholders bypayingforexpensiveadvertisementsthat wouldbenefittheirpoliticalprospects. However,inCitizens United,theCourt the decision the Court finally handed down in January has the potential to transform campaign finance law. overruledthisprecedentandreasonedthatcorporateexpenditurespresentnothreatofpoliticalcorruptionandthereforetheirrestrictionby thegovernmentwasunconstitutionalunderthe FirstAmendment.TheCourtexplainedthere wasnothreatofcorruptionbecausecorporate independentexpenditures,bydefinition,are madewithoutcoordinationwith,oranyother involvementof,anyfederalcandidateorofficeholder,eveniffederalcandidatesorofficeholdersbenefitfromtheexpenditures. Asaresult,absenttheriskofthistypeof corruption,theCourtruledthatgovernment restrictionofcampaignspeech,specificallythe federalprohibitiononcorporateexpenditures, isunconstitutional. AlthoughtheimmediateeffectofCitizens Unitedissurelytobeincreasedcorporate spendinginelections,thedecisionmaybe moreimportantforwhatitsignalsaboutthe Court'sfuturedirectiononcampaignfinance law.Ofcourse,thedecisionignitedamedia firestormregardingthepotentialofcorporationstofloodthemediawithinfluentialcampaignadvertisementsinunprecedentedfashion. However,thedoctrinalimpactofCitizens Unitedislikelytobeevenmoresignificant andfar-reaching.Citizens Unitedindicatesthe Courtislikelyinfuturecasestonarrowthe scopeofthegovernment'sconstitutionalinterestinofthepreventionofcorruption.This narrowingwouldhaveprofoundconsequences thatextendwellbeyondCitizens United, becausevirtuallyallcampaignfinanceregulationdependsonthisanticorruptionrationale foritsconstitutionality. Takentoitslogicalextreme,theCourt's viewofcorruption,asarticulatedbyJustice 30 emory lawyer Faculty Voices AnthonyKennedyinCitizens United,maylimit financecaseformorethanadecadeunderthe campaignfinancerestrictionsnotmuchbeyond RehnquistCourtthroughMcConnell v. FEC in2003. theregulationofcontributionstocandidates However,sinceChiefJusticeWilliam andofficeholders.Indeed,Citizens Unitedis Rehnquist'sretirement,theRobertsCourthas makinganimmediateimpactonanumberof decidedaseriesofsignificantcampaignfinance importantcampaignfinancecasesbeforethe casesagainstthegovernment.Citizens United lowercourtsandmaybeonlyanearlystepin signalsthedirectionoftheRobertsCourt thetransformationofcampaignfinancelaw. towardalargerrollbackofcampaignfinance InSpeechNow.org v. FEC,thefirstsignifiregulation. cantcasetakingitscuefromCitizens United, theD.C.circuitstruckdowntheroutine Professor Michael Kang teaches Election applicationoffederalcontributionlimitsto independent527organizationsthatmakeonly Law, Business Associations, and Law and Democratic Governance. His research focuses independentexpenditures. on issues of voting rights, race, redistricting, Whatismore,thereisalineofcases campaign finance and direct democracy. throughwhichtheCourtmaydismantle othersignificantelementsoffederalcampaign Danielle Friedman 10L is a student focused financelaw,includingsoftmoneyrestrictions on election law. Her interests include topics onpoliticalpartiesand527groups,aswellas related to voting rights, campaign finance and differentformsofdisclosurerequirements. disclosure. Citizens Unitedthereforemarksacritical momentincampaignfinancelaw.Thegovernmentwonnearlyeverymajorcampaign Internship Leads To Active Role in Amicus Brief in Citizens United hen the U.S. Supreme Court issued the order for supplemental briefing in Citizens United v. FEC last summer I was working as a legal intern at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. The Brennan Center is one of the leading advocates of strong federal campaign finance laws that meet constitutional standards and encourage broad candidate participation in elections. In this role, the center became part of a group helping to coordinate the amicus effort in support of the government's position in Citizens United. In addition, the Brennan Center drafted an amicus brief with new media journalists, including the Center for Independent Media, Calitics.com Friedman and Eyebeam. As a legal intern, I researched the history and application of the media exemption in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act for the brief and assisted in drafting the brief that ultimately was submitted. My experience went far beyond the work on this brief, however, as I was able w to participate in brainstorming sessions about strategy for the entire amicus effort. Most of my efforts focused on developing potential narrow solutions that might appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and prevent a ruling similar to the broad opinion that was eventually written. These solutions centered largely on the idea of the expansion of an exception for nonprofit corporations from the campaign finance regulations at issue. Further, I conducted significant preliminary research on disclosure provisions and developed arguments aimed at encouraging the Court to reinforce the constitutionality of disclosure provisions in its decision. As a culmination of my work on the case, I was able to attend U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments for Citizens United with attorneys at the Brennan Center on Sept. 9, 2009. The entire experience, including the short briefing schedule, with amicus briefs due less than two months after the order was issued, allowed me to gain a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in campaign finance reform. As my professional goals are in the election law field, the opportunity to participate in a case of such significance has proven to be invaluable. -- Danielle Friedman 10L spring 2010 31 Closing Remembering The Sicilian Judge by Timothy L. Hussey nthonyAlaimo48l,seniorU.S.districtjudgefortheSouthernDistrictof Georgia,diedDec.30.Hewas89. Hisparents,SalvatoreandSanta,immigratedtotheUnitedStatesinhopeofprovidingabetterlifefortheirchildren. GrowingupinJamestown,Ohio,Alaimo shinedshoesoutsidethetownbarbershop.He watchedtheattorneysinthelawofficeacross thestreetandimaginedwhatthatlife wouldbelike. Thisdreamofthe lawshapedhislife. Thedayafter PearlHarbor,Alaimo joinedtheU.S.Army AirCorps.TheNazis shotdownhisb-26 bomberoveroccupiedHolland.He crashedintothe NorthSeaandwas captured.Helater washeldinStalag Luftiii. "Icannotdescribe theterriblefeelingof claustrophobiathat engulfedmewhen thegatesofthecamp closedbehindme,"hesaysinThe Sicilian Judge,byVincentCoppola."Lossofliberty isoneofthemostseriousinjuriesthatcanbe inflictedonanindividual...Ididn'tappreciate freedom'strueimportuntilitwastakenaway." Alaimoparticipatedinmanyescape attempts,includingTheGreatEscape,which laterbecameamovie.Afterbeingtransferred toyetanotherprisoncampandnearlybeing shotinanotherbotchedescapeattempt, AlaimotradedplaceswithaJewishsoldieron workdetailandslippedawaytoFrance,then ItalyandSwitzerland,beforereachingthe UnitedStates. Twoweeksafterhereturned,thewarended. HeappliedtoYaleLawSchool,rememberingwhenafellowprisonertutoredeightor ninemenfromalawbookatStalagLuftiii. Thoselegaldiscussionsweretheonebright spotinanotherwisemiserableexistence. A his ties to the republican party, a rarity in the then deeply democratic south, lead to his 1971 nomination as u.s. district judge by president nixon. Yaleturnedhimdown.Atthesuggestionof afriend,hevisitedEmoryUniversitywherehe askedaboutbeingadmittedoneweekbefore classesbegan.Emoryacceptedhimonthespot. Aftergraduating,hestruggledtofindajob inAtlanta.HisItalianheritage--aswellas beingaYankee--turnedmostpeopleoff.They didn'tknowwhattomakeofhim. Eventually,hefoundajobwithflamboyant AtlantaattorneyReubenA.Garlandworking for$35aweek.Alaimoresignedin1951to returntoOhiotoworkonhisfather-in-law's farm.Nearlytwoyearslater,Garlandwooed AlaimobacktoAtlantawithapartnership. AftermovingtoBrunswick,Ga.,Alaimo builtastrongpractice.Histiestothe RepublicanParty,ararityinthethendeeply DemocraticSouth,leadtohis1971nominationasU.S.districtjudgebyPresidentNixon. HewasassignedGuthrie v. Evans,acase involvingprisonercomplaintsfromtheGeorgia StatePrisonatReidsville.Guthrieand50other AfricanAmericaninmatescomplainedabout theprison'scruelandinhumaneconditions. Harkeningtohisdaysasapow,Alaimo'svisit totheprisonmadeatremendousimpression. "AsIwalkedalongthecellblocks,Isawmen whoshouldhavebeenintheinsaneasylumin Milledgeville.Menlyingonthefloorintheir cellscoveredinfeces....Theguardsusedlong polestoshovethefoodtothem....Icouldnot lookatthisandconsidermyselfahumanbeing andnotdosomethingaboutit,"hesaysinThe Sicilian Judge. Alaimospentthenext25yearsworkingto reversetheprison'spoorlivingconditions.His reformscostanestimated$400millionandled tohimbeingbothderidedandthenlaudedfor asavisionaryinprisonreform. Alaimo'swifeof62years,Jeanne,died inJanuary2009.Heissurvivedbyhisson, Phillip,ofSavannah,Ga.,hissister,Josephine CurryofCincinnati,fourgranddaughters,one grandson,onegreat-grandsonandmanynieces andnephews. the sicilian Judge Learn more about Judge Anthony Alaimo in The Sicilian Judge: Anthony Alaimo, An American Hero by Vincent Coppola (2009). 32 emory lawyer Celebrating Faculty and Alumni ihlClinicReceives $25,000ChallengeGrant The International Humanitarian Law Clinic received a $25,000 challenge grant from John M. Dowd 65L and Carole L. Dowd 65L. "Unfortunately the nature of warfare today presents extraordinary new risks and challenges for our young men and women on the front lines in the war on terror," John Dowd says. "These risks and challenges require that we marry the very best minds in our great universities with our military universities to equip our fighting forces with all the knowledge and skill to defeat the enemy while protecting the lives of innocent people around the world. The IHL clinic is on the cutting edge of this noble effort." The clinic is charged with raising additional funds to match the Dowd donation. To learn more about the clinic, visit www.law.emory.edu/IHLC or contact Laurie Blank, IHLC director, at 404.712.1711 or email@example.com. new scholarship named in Honor of Gozansky Dean David F. Partlett congratulates Professor Nathaniel Gozansky on a scholarship being dedicated in his honor. Gozansky's wife, Elizabeth Johnson 82L (from center), Beth Damon 73C, and Susan Fitzgerald Carter, associate dean for development and university relations, look on. The scholarship was started by a $150,000 lead gift from Facundo Bacardi 96L. "Nat Gozansky has enriched the lives of so many law school students through his knowledge, humor and genuine interest in the development of their careers. This scholarship is a way to thank him for his many years of untiring commitment toward making Emory law school a special place and simply for just being himself," Bacardi says. To contribute to the scholarship by credit card, contact Angela Eyer, director of donor relations and stewardship, at 404.727.6511. To contribute by check, mail your donation marked GOzO (Law School) to Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 1762 Clifton Road, Plaza 1000, Atlanta, GA 30322. AlumniAdmittedtoU.S.SupremeCourtBar Professor Robert Schapiro (second row, second from left) and Dean David F. Partlett helped celebrate as eight alumni and retired Professor Gary Smith (first row on left) were sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on April 27. The alumni are Michael Weiss 03L (first row, second from left) Allison Elko 03L, Halli Cohn 90L, Rebecca Weinstein 81L, Neal Weinstein 81L and Nathan Belzer 98L; Kenneth Murrah 55C 58L (second row on left) and Han Choi 93L (on right). Class of 1974 Celebrates Reunion Members of the Class of 1974, including James Langford 74L (above), gathered at the home of Susan Hoy 74L on April 10 to celebrate their 35th reunion. OfficeofDevelopmentandUniversityRelations 1301CliftonRoad Atlanta,GA30322-2770 Class of 2010 Raises $107,135 Class gift chairs, Nicole Brisbane 10L and Max Klupchak 10L present the Class of 2010 class gift check for $107,025 to Dean David F. Partlett during the Hooding and Diploma Ceremony on May 10. The class has since raised $107,135. The gift will benefit the Loan Repayment Assistance Program and Emory Law's three clinics. Learn more on page 6. There still is time to contribute to the Class of 2010 gift and help support LRAP and the clinics. Simply donate online at www.law. emory.edu/give. Please type "2010 Class Gift" in the "Other" field.