Two Emory Law alumni pave the way for private schools in Georgia to desegregate.
lawyer summer 2009 Opening Doors Two Emory Law alumni pave the way for private schools in Georgia to desegregate T Commencement 2009 Associate Dean of 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 Liz Chilla, Assistant Manager of Communications Holly Cline Nathaniel Gozansky, Professor of Law Lori Johnston Phyllis Mahoney Ginger Pyron Art Direction/Design Winnie Hulme Design Office Photographers American Red Cross Lowcountry Chapter Patricia Thrower Barmeyer Tony Benner Birmingham (Ala.) News Liz Chilla Wendy Cromwell Corky Gallo Christian Gant Georgia State University School of Law Florida Coastal School of Law Jaffe Associates Caroline Joe LPK Agency Gary Meek Leslie Powell Rich Foods Roger Williams University Samford University Mike Strawn United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities University of Louisville University of Miami 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. It is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Send letters to the editor and other correspondence to Wendy R. Cromwell, Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322; email@example.com; or 404.712.5384. � 2009 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 wohundredtwenty-twograduateswerehonoredMay11duringthe EmoryLawHoodingandDiplomaCeremony. ProfessorofLawRobertSchapiroreceivedtheEmoryWilliams TeachingAward.EmoryLaw'sMostOutstandingProfessorAwardwas presentedtoDorothyBrown,arecentseniorfacultyappointmentwhose expertiseisintaxlawandcriticalracetheory. RobertW.WoodruffProfessorofLawMarthaL.A.FinemanreceivedEmory University'sScholar/TeacherAward.SheisthethirdEmoryLawprofessorto receivethisaward. BrentDouglas09lwaschosenasthisyear'sMostOutstandingThird-Year Student. CurreyHitchens09lwastherecipientoftheA.JamesElliottCommunity ServiceAward--anewawardhonoringthecontributionsofEmoryLaw ProfessorJimElliott63c 66l.TerriPorter09l receivedtheGloriaJeanFowler AngelAward,whichrecognizesastudentwhoembodiesthekindnessandgrace offormerEmoryLawemployeeGloriaJeanFowler. LearnmoreaboutCommencement2009atwww.law.emory.edu/ 09commencement.PhotosfromtheHoodingandDiplomaCeremonyare availableatwww.law.emory.edu/09diploma. 8 summer 2009 FEATURES 8 OpeningDoorsBY WENDY R. CROMWELL T woEmoryLawalumnipavethewayforprivateschoolsinGeorgia, includingEmoryUniversity,todesegregate. 5 1 LeavingBillableHoursandtheCourtroomBehind BY PHYLLIS MAHONEY Whetherinteaching,business,governmentormatchmaking, lawdegreescomeinhandy. 24 4 2 YesWeDidBY LIZ CHILLA E moryLawstudentsbravefreezingtemperaturestowitnesshistoric swearing-inoffirstAfricanAmericanpresidentofUnitedStates. 6 2 L ivingtheLegacyBY GINGER PYRON P rofessorandstudentsdocument--andhonor--thehighstandards ofJudgeRichardS.Arnold. 8 2 T eachingThatComesNaturallyBY HOLLY CLINE E moryLawalumnimaketheirmarkatlawschoolsnationwide. 0 3 PreachingWhatTheyPracticedBY LORI JOHNSTON S evenprofessors--andalums--bringtheirreal-worldexperience toEmory'sclassrooms. 36 PERSPECTIVE 8 1 9 1 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 39 40 T urnerStudentsArgueAgainstPlantExpansion BY LIZ CHILLA SparringOutsidetheClassroomBY WENDY R. CROMWELL AdvicetoSimplifyProvesKeyBY WENDY R. CROMWELL Securinga`BetterDeal'BY WENDY R. CROMWELL OfferingHopeBY PHYLLIS MAHONEY WorldEventsShapeClinicExperienceBY WENDY R. CROMWELL PatriciaCollinsButler31lLeavesRichLegacy MargaretThrowerEnrichesLawCommunity DEPARTMENTS 2 3 7 32 35 36 Dean's View In Brief Faculty Voices Class Notes In Memoriam Giving Back CLOSING Dean's View The Shoulders of Giants N early50yearsago,twoEmoryLawalumnipursuedacourt casethatwouldchangethefaceofEmoryUniversityand privateeducationinGeorgiaforever. differencescanbridgedividesamongraces, nationalities,sexualorientationandfinancial circumstances.Asdean,Iamproudofthe historyandtraditionlefttousbythese insightfulandcourageousleaders. Asthelegalmarketcontinuestoadapt tothechallengesofthisneweconomy,our studentsfaceuncertainprospects.Wemust preparethemformorethanpractice;we mustpreparethemtograduateandmakean immediateimpactinwhatevercareerpaththey choose. WemustensurethatanoutstandingEmory legaleducationisattainableforallqualifiedstudents;thatwecontinuetorecruitan outstandinganddiverseclasseachyearand thatwegiveourstudentsthetoolstheyneedto becomesuccessfullawyers. ThisistheenduringlegacyofHenryL. BowdenandDeanBenJohnsonJr.,anditis ourchallengetoday. ThecasewasEmory v. Nash,andthemen inquestionwereHenryL.Bowden32c 34l 59handBenF.JohnsonJr.36c 40l 05h.The conflictingtaxcodeissueattheheartofthe casewouldrisetotheGeorgiaSupremeCourt, andinofferingpossiblesolutions,Bowdenand Johnsonwouldprovidethecourtanopportunitytoquietlyintegrateprivate educationinGeorgia. Itisapowerfulexampleofhow thelawcanleadtosocialchange. Followingthedecision,African Americanstudentswereallowedto enrollandgraduatefromEmory University. Notcontentwiththevictory, Johnson,deanofEmoryLawatthe time,workedwithformerprofessorMichaelDeVitotobeginthe Pre-Startprogram.Pre-Startoffered AfricanAmericanstudentstheopportunitytoattendEmoryLawclasses overthesummerandifsuccessful,enrollinthe fall.Read more about this historic case and the men who argued it on page 8. Lastfall,theCounselforLegalEducation OpportunityhonoredEmoryLawand ProfessorNatGozanskyforeffortstosave theorganizationthatgrewoutofthePre-Start program.ThroughtheworkofDeanJohnson, ProfessorGozanskyandformerProfessor DeVito,EmoryLawhasadistinguished nationalreputationforhelpingchangetheface oflegaleducationandtheprofession. Itisapowerfullegacy,andonethattoday, weareproudtocontinue. EmoryLawconsistentlyranksamongthe mostdiverselawschoolsinthecountry.Nearly onethirdofourstudentbodyismadeupof studentsfromunderrepresentedgroups.Two yearsago,EmoryLawcreatedtheOffice ofDiversityandCommunityInitiativesand appointedourfirstchiefdiversityofficer. Today,wecontinuetohelpourstudents buildcommunityandembracethestrength oftheirdifferences,andexplorehowthose DavidF.Partlett Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law 2 emory lawyer In Brief Emory Law Student Examines Sixth Amendment and the Georgia Supreme Court Rev.RobinsonDeliversCurrie LectureonGayCivilRights TheRightRev.V.GeneRobinson,bishopofthe EpiscopalDioceseofNewHampshire,addressednearly 700attheCenterfortheStudyofLawandReligion's annualCurrieLectureinLawandReligion.Robinson discussedbeingthefirst openlygaybishopin amainlineChristian denominationin"Why ReligionMattersinthe QuestforGayCivil Rights.""Wearetalking aboutthewaywechange ourminds--asaculture, anationandreligious communities--about somethingwe'vebeen verysureaboutforthousandsofyears.Ibelieveit willtakereligiousvoicesandreligiouspeopletoundo theharmanddevastation." E moryLawstudentDanielLevitas10lpublishedan op-edintheDaily ReportexaminingtheGeorgia SupremeCourt'srulinginPresley v. State.Levitasargues thedecisioninPresleyviolatestheSixthAmendmentright toapublictrial.(Readthefullop-edatwww.law.emory. edu/Levitas_op-ed.) Hedraftedthepieceusingresearch fromhisstudentComment,"Scaling Waller:HowCourtsHaveErodedthe SixthAmendmentPublicTrialRight," whichwasacceptedinVolume59of theEmory Law Journal. Levitasservesasanexecutive managingeditoroftheEmory Law Journal.His2002book,The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right,wasnominatedforaPulitzerPrizeand aNationalBookAward.Levitasheldafieldplacement internshipwithGeorgiaSupremeCourtPresidingJustice CarolW.Hunsteinin2008,thoughhedidnotworkon Presley v. State. E Emory Law Announces New Faculty for Fall 2009 His research interests include law and economics, administrative law and the regulatory process, environmental law and policy, and legal history. Woodhouse of the University of Florida Levin College of Law specializes in children's rights, family law and constitutional law. At Florida, Woodhouse was founder and director of the Center on Children and Families and co-director of the Institute for Child and Adolescent Woodhouse Research and Evaluation. mory Law has hired three full-time faculty members, Timothy R. Holbrook, Alexander "Sasha" Volokh and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, this fall. Holbrook was an associate professor of law and director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at ChicagoKent College of Law. His scholarship focuses on issues of patent law. Volokh was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Houston Law Center. Holbrook StudentsParticipateinSummerResearchProjects EMORY LAW'S NEW GLOBAL HEALTH LAW & POLICY PROJECT is funding five student summer research projects through an Emory Global Health Institute grant. The five students are (first row, from left) Jeannine W. Privat 10L, who will conduct research in an effort to reolve the waste management crisis in Liberia through a network approach; Courtney O'Donnell 10L, who will serve as a special assistant to the chief prosecutor of the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Crimes; and Tara Ramanathan 10L, who will work with the World Health Organization in Switzerland to examine how the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is affecting global health; (second row, from left) Daniel A Hougendobler 11L, who will investigate the effects of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Rwanda, and Simeon Niles 11L, who will work with Ramanathan. Learn more at www.law.emory.edu/GHLPPstudents. summer 2009 3 In Brief Barton Clinic Pushes for Change in Georgia Legislation n April 2, the Child Protection and Public Safety Act -- a bill to rewrite Georgia's juvenile code -- was introduced in the Georgia General Assembly by Sen. Bill Hamrick, R-Carrolton. The proposed legislation, drafted under the leadership of Emory Law's Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic's Policy and Advocacy Director Beth Reimels 01L, includes more than 20 sponsors from both parties in the Georgia Senate. The Barton Clinic continues to assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children through education and policy work. Barton Clinic faculty and students have provided testimony and research in response to specific legislative requests from Georgia's Joint Commission on the Sexual Exploitation of Minors. As a result, the commission plans to introduce legislation to change the mandatory reporting law to require reporting if a child is suspected of being prostituted by anyone, not just by a parent or caretaker. O Class of 2009 Raises More than $50,000 at 3L Spaghetti Dinner Dean David F. Partlett (right) competes against JD Costa 09L (from left) and Travis Santos 09L in a bow-tie tying contest during the annual 3L Spaghetti Dinner on March 18. The Class of 2009 held a friendly competition in which students "placed bets" as faculty members challenged them and one another to contests. The class raised more than $50,000 in gifts and pledges at the dinner and $73,560 overall to fund an annual Spring 3L Career Fair with small to midsize law firms and to help furnish the "Top Shelf" patio on the west side of Grambrell Hall. Learn more at www.law.emory.edu/09spaghettidinner. An-Na'im Named 2009 SlieperLeadsNewGlobal HealthLawProgramatEmory Carnegie Scholar C hadF.Slieper05lbecameprogramdirectorofEmory Law'snewGlobalHealthLawandPolicyProjectin November. TheprojectfundedbytheEmoryGlobalHealth Institute,providesaforumforlearning,trainingand debateaboutglobalhealthissuesfromalegalandpolicy perspective.ItinvolvesanumberofEmoryschoolsand departments,includingtheRollinsSchoolofPublicHealth, theDepartmentofEconomics,theRobertoC.Goizueta BusinessSchool,theSchoolofMedicineandtheNell HodgsonWoodruffSchoolofNursing. "WiththeexpertiseofEmoryLaw's facultyandthetalentofourstudents,we havearealopportunitytobecomeavital partofEmory'sGlobalHealthInitiative asaleaderinaddressingthelegaland policyissuesthatunderlieglobalhealth solutions,"Sliepersays. Slieperpreviouslyworkedasaclinical ethicistattheUniversityofTexasM.D. AndersonCancerCenterandbrings experienceinhealthcare,biotechnology andbioethics,aswellastheplanninganddevelopmentof educationaleventsandprogramsrelatedtotheseissues. 4 emory lawyer harlesHowardCandlerProfessorofLawAbdullahi AhmedAn-Na'imhasbeennameda2009Carnegie ScholarbytheCarnegieCorp.ofNewYork. An-Na'imwas selectedforhis compellingideas andcommitmentto enrichingthequality ofthepublicdialogueonIslam.His project,"Enhancing Citizenship:American Muslimsand AmericanSecularism," willinvestigatethe theoreticalandpracticalunderpinningsofAmericansecularismasthebasisforencouragingAmericanMuslimsto participatemoreactivelyinciviclife. "ThisprojectiswhatIcall,`scholarshipforsocialchange,' andit'salsopersonalformyfamilyandgrandchildren," An-Na'imsays. An-Na'imisoneof24awardees,whowillreceivetwoyeargrantsofupto$100,000.The2009scholarsarethe fifthclasstofocusonIslamsincetheprogrambeganin2000. C In Brief McClure and Alexander Win Good Apple Award E Emory Law Before the U.S. Supreme Court Dean David F. Partlett and Professor Robert Schapiro helped celebrate as nine Emory Law alumni were sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on April 27. The nine are: (first row; from left) James Cooper 89L, Laurent Badoux 97L, Renata Cooper 89L, Lee Miller 82L, Jackie Pampel 02L and David Hamilton 75L with Professor Schapiro and (second row, from left) Ethan Rosenzweig 02L, Della Wells 86L, David Grimes 87L with Dean Partlett and Sean Loughran 01L. As members of the Court's Bar, these alumni may argue before the Court and receive special access to the Court's facilities and arguments. moryLawalumnaTeri PlummerMcClure88land ProfessorFrankS.Alexanderand aretherecipientsofthe2009 GoodApple Awardfrom theGeorgia Appleseed CenterforLaw andJustice. Alexander TheGood AppleAwardrecognizesdistinguishedprobonoleadershipthat exemplifies thevaluesand goalsofGeorgia Appleseed, addressessocial justiceproblems andadvocates forchildren,the McClure poorandthe marginalized.Learnmoreatwww. law.emory.edu/appleaward. Alumni Provide Practical Advice in Practice Rounds THIS SPRING, the Office of Career Services introduced Practice Rounds, a program to help to prepare students as they enter the legal job market by connecting them with local lawyers. "Practice Rounds was developed in response to student feedback requesting more small and midsize firm networking and information gathering opportunities," says Supria Kuppuswamy, associate director. Practice Rounds consisted of roundtable discussions lead by Emory Law alumni and friends in various stages of their legal careers. Fifteen metro Atlanta law firms were represented. Discussions covered five popular practice areas: civil litigation; corporate transactions; bankruptcy/foreclosures/ creditors and debtors rights; real estate transactions; and labor and employment. Emory Law Student To Be Published in Peer-Reviewed Bankruptcy Law Journal A student comment by Chelsey Tulis 10L has been selected for publication in the peer-reviewed American Bankruptcy Law Journal by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. "Get Real: Reframing the Debate Over How to Calculate Projected Disposable Income in �1325(b)" addresses how courts should calculate payment plans for chapter 13 consumer debtors. Tulis examines whether �1325(b) dictates the use of the formulaic means test as a substitute for judicial discretion, or whether courts can consider sources beyond the means test when calculating a debtor's payment plan. She argues �1325(b) does not support the use of judicial discretion. "This problem is prevalent in bankruptcy courts and a significant issue for consumer debtors," she says. Tulis is an incoming executive managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Emory Law visiting professor Laura Spitz served as her comment adviser. summer 2009 5 In Brief VanderVyver Celebrates50 YearsofTeaching ohanD.vanderVyver,I.T.Cohen ProfessorofInternationalLawand HumanRights,hascompletedhis50th yearoflawteaching.Hesayshe'sjust gettingstartedandhashisbestwork aheadofhim.Hiscolleaguesthink thatheis,asusual,beingtoomodest. "Wehavehadalegalgiantquietly walkingamongstus,andit'stimeto takehisfullmeasure,"saysProfessor JohnWitteJr.VanderVyverhas lecturedthroughouttheworldand published15books,300articlesand hundredsofshorteressays. But,vanderVyverisbestknown asthe"doyen"ofhumanrightsinhis nativeSouthAfrica.Hewasfiredfrom hisprofessorshipattheUniversityof Pochefstroomfor hiscriticismsof thegovernment's apartheidpolicy. Thereafter,he launchedacampaignofhuman rightsandconstitutionalreform. Heorganizedthefirsthumanrights conferenceinCapeTownin1979and deliveredaseriesofaward-winning lecturesonhumanrightsthatare anchortextsforthenewSouthAfrica. Heisfinishingamajorthreevolumeworkontheinternational criminalcourt. GO FIGURE J moryLaw'sNationalMootCourtSocietyteamofKellyFrey09l,Steve Merritt09landMikeStacy09l(pictured),competedintheNationalMoot CourtCompetitiononFeb.2 � 5inNewYork. Theteam,coachedbyIvanMihailov09landHilaryGardner09l (pictured), qualifiedfornationalsaftergoingundefeatedinoralargumentsattheSoutheast regionalcompetitioninAtlanta. TheinternationallawmootcourtteamofJasonEsteves10l,NicoleBisbane 10l,MeghanMcIntee10landMatthewOlinzock10lcompetedinthesemifinals oftheSuperRegionalCompetitionofthePhilipC.JessupInternationalMoot CourtCompetitionaftergoingundefeatedinthepreliminaryrounds.TheJessup Competitionistheworld'slargest,featuringmorethan500lawschoolsfrom morethan80countries.BrisbaneandMcInteereceivedBestOralistawards. TheIntellectualPropertyMootCourtTeamofSherryAkande10l,Jenna Bowen10l,KatieLamb-Balthrop10landPeterQuerubin10lcompetedinthe finalsoftheSaulLefkowitzIntellectualPropertyCompetition,winningtheBest OralistTeamawardfortheSouthernregion. E Moot Court Society Celebrates Recent Successes Professor Victoria F. Nourse Featured In Book on Equal Rights with Ginsburg L.Q.C. LAMAR PROFESSOR OF LAW VictoriaF.NourseisfeaturedwithU.S. SupremeCourtJusticeRuthBader GinsburginFredStebeigh'snewbook, Equal: Women Reshape American Law,whichrecounts thetransformationof thelegalfieldtorecognizetheequalrights ofwomenbythose wholeadthecharge. Thebookwaspublishedthiswinter. Noursewas includedforher workasspecial 6 emory lawyer counselfortheSenateJudiciary CommitteeindraftingtheViolence AgainstWomenActduringtheearly 1990s. "Ilike totellmystudents`Iwas thereatthecreation,'"saysNourse, whospecializesincriminalandconstitutionallawandworkedwiththenSen.JosephBidenontheact."You wouldnotbelievehowshockingthe debateswere." Noursehelpedleadtheeffortto draftandpasstheact,whichfaced oppositionfromthejudicialbranch. TheViolenceAgainstWomenActwas firstpassedin1994. No. 20 Emory Law is No. 20 in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, up two spots from last year. We are tied with University of Minnesota and Boston University. Faculty Voices Opening the Legal Profession to Minorities by Nat Gozansky M Just as Emory Law continues to lead in making diversity a reality, it also continues to lead in skills training. ofthepoor.Iwassuccessfulbyfundingthe anyinacademiadonotgetthe programthroughMaryHolmesJuniorCollege opportunitytoparticipatein thuseliminatingthegovernor'spowertoveto groundbreakingexperimentsthat thegrant. contributetotheadvancementofoursociety. ThefollowingtwosummersIdirected IamgratefultoEmoryLawforgivingmethe Emory'sPre-Startprogram.MyOfficeofLegal opportunitytoparticipateinopeningthelegal ServicesandPre-Startexperienceresultedin professiontounderrepresentedmembersof mybeingrecruitedascleo'sacademicdirecsociety. torin1970.Fortwoyears,Inegotiatedsites Inthe1960ssegregationwasthenorm. forsummerinstitutesandhelpeddevelop Afteroverturningthestatelawthatbarred privateschoolsfromintegratingwithoutlosing anevermoresophisticated--atleastwe theirtaxexemptionin1962,EmoryUniversity thought--curriculum. Ialsofoundmyselfconfrontedwithan SchoolofLawDeanBenF.JohnsonJr.36c unanticipatedchallenge.PresidentNixon 40l 05hbeganrecruitingAfricanAmerican directedafellow,DonaldRumsfeld,todisstudents. mantletheOfficeofEconomicOpportunity. In1966,JohnsonreceivedaField Forcleotosurvive,ithadtobebasedina FoundationgrantforPre-Start,asummer differentfederalagency. programledbyProfessorMichaelDeVito ThatagencywastheDepartmentof thatrecruitedAfricanAmericans.Aftertwo Education.Sufficeittosay,wesucceeded successfulsummersthataddedmorethan20 ingettingthetransferandthenrelocatblackstudentstothelawschool,theEmory ingthecleoheadquartersfromAtlantato conceptbecamethemodelforanational Washington,D.C.Itwasclearthatifyouare program,theCouncilonLegalEducation fundedbythegovernment,youbesthaveeasy Opportunity.In1968,Emoryhostedoneof accesstothefundingagency. fourregionalcleoinstitutes. TodayatEmoryLaw,nearlyathirdofthe Ijoinedthefacultyin1967.Amongthe studentsaremenandwomenfromunderrepmanyattributesthatdrewmefromVanderbilt resentedgroups--AfricanAmerican,Asian UniversitywereEmory'sneighborhoodlaw offices.TheseofficeswerefundedbytheOffice andHispanic.Nearlyhalfthestudentbodyis women.NationalstatisticsonminorityenrollofEconomicOpportunity'sOfficeofLegal Servicesandprovidedcivillegalservicestothe mentarenotquiteasgoodasEmory--but close.And,cleocelebratedits40thanniverarea'spoor. Fromateachingperspective,thisgavemea saryin2008. JustasEmoryLawcontinuestoleadin resourcetoexperimentwithteachinglawstumakingdiversityareality,italsocontinues dentsinterviewingandcounselingtechniques. toleadinskillstraining.OurKessler-Eidson Withclientpermission,wevideotapedstudent ProgramforTrialTechniquesandourtransaclawyersinterviewingclients.JustasEmory tionskillscurriculumareandwillbecopied Lawhelpedleaddesegregatingthestudent bylawschoolsthroughoutthecountryand population,ittookaleadershiproleinskills abroad. training. In1968,Ibecameinterimdirectorofthe Nathaniel Gozansky is a professor of law at OfficeofLegalServices'SoutheastRegional Emory where he specializes in contracts and family Office,whichprocessedthegrantfundingfor law. Gozansky served as the associate director of ourneighborhoodlawoffices.WhileIsawto academics of CLEO in 1970. In December, he itthatoursandothergrantswereprocessed, received one of CLEO's Pioneer in Diversity awards for his efforts to save the program during the Nixon muchofmyenergywasspentthwartingthe Administration. Mississippigovernor'sefforttoterminatethe MississippiRuralLegalServicesprogram. Learn more about the integration of Emory and ThecrownjewelinthenationallegalserEmory Law, pages 8 �14. vicesprogram,theMississippiprogramhad manysuitspendingagainstthestateonbehalf summer 2009 7 Two Emory Law alumni pave the way for private schools in Georgia, including Emory University, to desegregate by Wendy R. Cromwell OpeningDoors T 8 emory lawyer herewasnothingabouteithermanthatindicateda rebelliousnature. HenryL.Bowden32c 34l 59handBenF. JohnsonJr.36c40l 05hwereproductsofthe Depression,WorldWarsandthesegregatedSouth. TheysharedaloveofthelawandofEmoryUniversity. Yet,asco-counselorsinEmory v. Nash,Bowdenand Johnsonwouldchallengesegregationandensureallstudents hadanequalopportunitytostudyatprivateschoolsin Georgia,andatEmoryinparticular. summer 2009 9 TWO YEARS BEFORE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 out- lawedJimCrowlaws,Emorypeacefullypavedthewayfor theintegrationofprivateschoolsinGeorgiawithaquiet taxlawcase. "EmorywasingrainedinDad,"saysHenryL.BowdenJr. 74lofhisfather."Helovedthatschoolandfeltlikeitwas underattack.Therewasafinancialstakewiththecourt's decision.Hewasprotectinghisschool." "EMORY WAS INGRAINED IN DAD. HE LOVED THAT SCHOOL AND FELT LIKE IT WAS UNDER ATTACK. THERE WAS A FINANCIAL STAKE WITH THE COURT'S DECISION. HE WAS PROTECTING HIS SCHOOL." -- Henry L. Bowden Jr. 74L about his father, Henry L. Bowden 32C 34L 59H "MyfatherwasconvincedtheSouthwouldnotflourishwithsegregationandthatEmorywouldneverachieve agreatuniversityorlawschoolifitdidn'tfightagainst segregatedsociety,"saysBenF.Johnsoniii 64c,chairof Emory'sBoardofTrustees. Workingtogether AlthoughtheBoardofTrusteeswantedto integrate,itshandsweretieduntilthetax exemptionissuecouldberesolved. WhenBowden,theboardchairand Universitygeneralcounsel,beganpreparing Emory v. Nash,heturnedtooneofthestate's taxexpertstohelphim--thenewdeanof EmoryLaw. "ItwasasmartthingtobringBenJohnson intothecase,"saysBowdenJr.,anEmory trustee."BenJohnsonbelievedinintegration. Hewasthestateandlocaltaxexpert.It'swhat hetaught.Thiswasastatetaxissue." "Mr.BowdenwantedhimbecauseDadwas someoneknownaroundthestate,"Johnsoniii says."HeworkedforEmoryandhadthetax expertiseneeded." Thetwoattorneystooktheemotionoutof thecasebyframingitasataxcodequestion focusingonstatutoryconstruction. "Bearinmind,theco-counselorsweren'ttakingafavorablerulingforgranted,"saysJeanne Henry L. Bowden 32C 34L 59H was determined to protect his school, Emory University, while paving the way for integration. JohnsonBowden77l,Bowden'sdaughterin-law."Theyweremindfuloftheirdutyto theUniversityanddidn'twantthecaseadverselytoaffect Thefirstfull-timeAfricanAmericanstudentsenrolledin Emoryorotherprivateschools.Emorydidinvitetheother NellHodgsonWoodruffSchoolofNursing. privateschoolstojointhelawsuit,buttheydeclined." "Oneofmyfather'sfavoritesayingswas,`I'mhereto AfterlosinginDeKalbCountySuperiorCourt,Emory protecttheintegrityofyouraspirations,'"Johnsoniiisays. 10 emory lawyer appealedtotheGeorgiaSupremeCourt.TheUniversity presentedlegislativehistorythatarguedharmonizedthe twostatutoryprovisosinsuchawaythatthestatutewas upheld,but,asappliedtoEmory,theUniversitywouldbe allowedtointegratewithoutlosingitstaxexemptions. "DadandBenJohnsonpresentedtheeasiestwayforthe courttoruleinEmory'sfavor,"BowdenJr.says."They weredeterminedtosavethetaxexemption." Alternatively,EmorywantedtheSupremeCourtto reversethetrialcort'srulingthatprovisotwo,ifproperly construedasbeingunconstitutional,was"unseverable" and"invalidated"theprivatecollegetaxexemptions. Emoryarguedthatprovisotwoifconstruedtobeunconstitutionalwasseverablefromthestatutesothatthetax exemptionsgrantedtotheprivatecollegessurvived. TheSupremeCourtdecidedthecaseonthebasisof statutoryconstruction,strikingbothprovisosasbeingin "irreconcilableconflict,"andruledthestatutoryexemptionssurvived.Thecourtheldthat,"Emory,asaprivate school,canacceptcoloredstudentswithoutjeopardizingits taxexemptions."(Emory University v. Nash,218ga.317, 322-323) InSeptember1962,therewerenoprotestsoncampus aftertheSupremeCourtdecidedEmoryandotherprivate schoolscouldintegrate.OnOct.1, 1962,thecourtdenied DeKalbCounty'srequesttoreconsideritsdecision. "Theygotthejobdonewhenitneededtobedone," BowdenJr.saysofthelegalteam."Itwasaprogressive ruling." "Heknewheneededtobetestinglimitstopreservethose aspirations. "DadandMr.Bowdenwerefriends,"Johnsoniiisays. "Iknowmyfatherprobablytoldhimattimeshewas`here toprotecttheintegrityofyouraspirations.'" "Theyobviouslymadeagreatteamandcarriedtheday," BowdenJr.says. HenryL.Bowden32C34L59H BowdengrewupduringtheDepressioninthesegregated South.Aprincipledman,hewantedthebestforEmory UniversityandforEmorytobethebest.Integrationwasa hurdle. Apragmatist,BowdenwasdeterminedEmorywouldnot loseitstaxexemptionstatus. "HewassteepedinEmorytradition,"BowdenJr.says. "AfterhegraduatedfromEmoryLaw,heworkedfora copyrightattorneyandtraveledaroundGeorgia,Alabama andFlorida.HewouldsendbackreportsonEmorygraduatesinthecitieshevisited--`man-on-the-road'accounts." BowdengrewupneartheUniversity,andhisfather attendedEmory. "MyfatherwasnotaPhiBetaKappastudent,"says BowdenJr."Buthewasanall-roundstudent.Hewasan athlete,belongedtoafraternity,waseditorofThe Wheel andworkedinthegym." BowdenwouldserveaschairoftheBoardofTrustees from1958to1979."Hewentfrombeingtheyoungest boardmembertobeingtheoldest,"sayshisson. WhenEmory'sgeneralcounselunexpectedlydied, Bowdenbecamegeneralcounsel,inadditiontoservingas cityattorneyforAtlantafrom1960to1978andhavinga successfullawfirm,LokeyandBowden,from1937to1995. Emory v. Nash After the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education mandated the integration of public schools and universities across the South, private schools in Georgia were believed to be required by law to remain segregated or lose their tax exemption status. The state constitution and tax code granted tax exemptions subject to the requirements that private schools are open to the general public and "that all endowments to institutions established for white people shall be limited to white people, and all endowments to institutions established for colored people shall be limited to colored people." Nov.3,1961 The Emory University Board of Trustees publicly declares the University will accept all qualified persons without regard to race, color or creed when it could do so without jeopardizing its tax exemption privileges that are essential to its survival. March21,1962 On behalf of a qualified African American applicant, the University sues Fulton County and state tax officials asking that the second tax proviso not be applied to Emory, or if found unconstitutional be severed from the exemption statute. The case is dismissed because of improper venue. May1962 Emory files suit in DeKalb County on the same grounds. Emory argues though it has never accepted African Americans, the University's charter does not limit it as a school for "white people." Emory argues the provisos can be harmonized under the statute's legislative history to allow the University's integration. If the second proviso does apply to Emory, the University argues it is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause and according to Georgia law precedent should be severed from the statute in such a way to preserve the tax exemptions for private schools. June13,1962 DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Frank Guess rules Emory will lose its tax exemption if it integrates. Emory immediately appeals. July10,1962 Oral arguments take place before the Georgia Supreme Court. Sept.14,1962 Georgia Supreme Court issues a unanimous ruling for Emory. The court holds the University can accept African Americans without jeopardizing its tax exemptions and that the trial court erred in its ruling and in refusing to grant the injunction Emory sought. Oct.1,1962 Georgia Supreme Court denies DeKalb County's motion for a rehearing. January1963 Two African American students, Verdelle Bellamy and Allie Frances Saxon, enroll in Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and become the first regular full-time African American students. Fall1965 Marvin Arrington and Clarence Cooper transfer from Howard University School of Law and integrate Emory Law's day program. [Desegregation Documentation Collection] Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University. "HE WAS A PRAGMATIST, A HUMORIST AND A SMART GUY. HE WAS NOT AN IDEOLOGUE. HE BELIEVED IN GOD, HIS CHURCH AND EMORY." -- Henry L. Bowden Jr. 74L about his father, Henry L. Bowden 32C 34L 59H "Daddy'slifewasintertwinedwithEmory,"BowdenJr. says."Hewasanunusualkindofguy.Hewasapragmatist, ahumoristandasmartguy.Hewasnotanideologue.He believedinGod,hischurchandEmory." BowdenalsowasfriendswithAtlanta'scaptainsof industryandrecruitedthemtoserveonEmory'sBoardof Trustees.Bowdenwantedtrusteeswhowouldworkandbe goodstewardsofEmory'sgrowingendowment. "Remember,Atlantawasthecity`toobusytohate,'" BowdenJr.says."Atthistime,RobertWoodruff,Ivan Allen,BenJohnsonJr.,myfatherandothers--all summer 2009 11 Leading the Way in Finding Qualified Minority Students ONCE EMORY UNIVERSITY could integrate, Dean Ben F. Johnson Jr. 36C 40L 05H focused on finding capable minority students for the law school. "He knew the deck was stacked against black students getting into white law schools because of the low LSAT scores," says Ben F. Johnson III 65C of his father. "He was determined to find out if they could do the work. Were they able to do the legal work sufficiently to earn an Emory Law diploma?" "Their actual performance on the test was not a good predictor," says Michael DeVito, a former Emory Law professor who served on the LSAT board for 20 years. Dean Johnson and DeVito developed a format -- Pre-Start -- that offered students with low LSATs from historically black colleges the opportunity to prove themselves during the summer. The program was funded by the Field Foundation. "The first one in 1966 had one course, torts, which I taught," DeVito says. "I had other faculty members grade the exams as well to make sure the students could meet the standards of Emory University." Pre-Start differed from Harvard University's program in that students took three law exams and had to average a 70 in the class which would be applied toward their degree. "If we passed, we were admitted into the fall class and our expenses were taken care of through a stipend for the first year," says Atlanta attorney Antonio Thomas 69L. "I had no idea what a law school exam would be like," says classmate Perry Little 69L, a retired senior judge for the Florida Circuit Court. "I had never seen or read one. It was definitely helpful." Of the 12 students in the 1966 program, nine were admitted. Eight graduated. "The program was absolutely a good predictor of those who could do the work," DeVito says. "It had a remarkable graduation rate. We only lost one student for academic reasons." In 1967, Johnson and DeVito expanded Pre-Start to three courses with three professors, believing that "the combined judgment of three people would be a better predictor than the judgment of one," DeVito says. "We didn't have a special program for African Americans once they were admitted," DeVito says. "We didn't pay special attention to them. They had to meet the same standards as other students." Emory Law suspended the program in 1968 when it participated in the first Council for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) program, based in part on PreStart. The program resumed in 1969. The Field Foundation ended its funding in 1971. "The legacy of Pre-Start is that it allowed us to consider a profession that we might not have thought about," Little says. "You look back now and say wow. We didn't have time to think of ourselves as being pioneers. We just took it day by day." "The program's legacy is CLEO and its graduates," Thomas says. "There may have been a CLEO later on. Maybe others would have been as creative. But, Emory was the first and you can't take that away. I don't think many people realize the impact it has had." progressive--wereworkingtobenefitAtlanta." AtrusteeatClarkCollege,nowClark-AtlantaUniversity, andWesleyanCollege,Bowdenwouldlaterleadthewayin integratingtheAtlantaCityAttorney'soffice. "MY FATHER WAS CONVINCED THE "Dadwasaright-thinkingguy,"BowdenJr.says. SOUTH WOULD NOT FLOURISH WITH "Amongmydad'sstrengthswerehisgoodjudgmentanda SEGREGATION AND THAT EMORY WOULD strongsenseofethics.Asaresult,whilehewasnotalways right,hegenerallycameoutontherightsideofthings." NEVER ACHIEVE A GREAT UNIVERSITY OR Forhisleadershipinintegratingtheschool,the AmericanAssociationofUniversityProfessorsawardedhim LAW SCHOOL IF IT DIDN'T FIGHT AGAINST SEGREGATED SOCIETY." -- Ben F. Johnson III 64C itsprestigiousnationalawardforacademicfreedom,the AlexanderMeikeljohnAward,in1963. about his father, Ben F. Johnson Jr. 36C 40L 05H DeanBenF.JohnsonJr.36C40L05H "Therewasnotalottodistinguishhim,"Johnsoniiisays. "HewasaproductoftheSouthandofsegregatedsociety. FathergrewupinAtlantaandneverreallyhadanyexposureoutsideAtlantauntilWorldWarii. "BeforeWorldWarii,heworkedatSutherland,Tuttle& BrennanunderElbertTuttle,whowouldbecomethechief judgeoftheold5thCircuitandoneofthegreatheroesof theCivilRightsMovement,"Johnsoniiisays."Myfather 12 emory lawyer wasaffectedtremendouslybyTuttleandWorldWarii." DeanJohnsonsoughttoraiseEmoryLaw'sprominence anddefendtheruleoflaw.Hisbiggestobstaclewassegregation.HistoolswereanintricateknowledgeofGeorgia taxlawandawillingnesstoask"whynot?" Accordingtohisson,DeanJohnson"wantedthelawto doitsjob. wasjusttryingtomakehispointanddowhatwasright. Clearly,theintegrationofEmoryLawisoneofhisgreatest achievements.Heneversoughtanycreditforanythinghe everdid." IntegratingEmoryLaw ThefirstAfricanAmericanstudentsinEmoryLaw'sday programtransferredfromHowardUniversityin1965, threeyearsafterEmory v. Nash.Atthetime,Emoryalso hadanightprogram,whichhadoneAfricanAmerican student. TheHon.MarvinArrington67landtheHon.Clarence Cooper67lhadanauspiciousbeginningtotheirEmory Lawcareers. "Onthefirstdayofclass,ourcar--Marvin'sold Renault--brokedown,"saysCooper,afederaljudgefor theNorthernDistrictofGeorgia."Wemissedourfirstclass. Whenwearrived,ourclassmateswereoutsidethebuilding waitingonus.Iknowtheywerewonderingwhathadhappenedtous." Arrington,nowaFultonCountySuperiorCourtjudge, wasnothappyatHoward.HereturnedhomeforthesummertoworkatthePostOffice.Thatsummer,hevisited EmoryLaw,theninCarlosHall. "Iwentintothebuildingwithitsfa�adeofGeorgia marbleandelegantcentralstaircase,"saysArringtoninhis book,Making My Mark."...Anoldergentlemanstopped andaskedifhecouldhelpme.ItoldhimIwasastudent atHowardLawSchool.HeintroducedhimselfasDean Johnsonandinvitedmetohisoffice. Dean Ben F. Johnson Jr. 36C 40L 05H (right) was determined to raise Emory Law's prominence. His hurdle was segregation. "Irememberheusedtoinviteleadinglawyerstospeak tostudentsforLawDay,"Johnsoniiisays."Oneyear,he invitedEarlWarren,thenaU.S.SupremeCourtjustice. ThiswasafterBrown v. Board of Education.Warren droveinfromtheairportpastbillboardsdemandinghis impeachment. "HE WANTED HIS STUDENTS TO SEE WHAT "Hewantedhisstudentstoseewhatdoingrightmeant," DOING RIGHT MEANT. HE WANTED TO Johnsoniiisays,"Hewantedtodevelopaconsciencein DEVELOP A CONSCIENCE IN HIS STUDENTS hisstudentsaboutthelaw.Howcanyoubealawyerand ignorethelawoftheland?" ABOUT THE LAW. HOW CAN YOU BE A DeanJohnsonrealizedthelawwasnotgoingtobe LAWYER AND IGNORE THE LAW OF THE respectediftherewerenoAfricanAmericanattorneys. LAND?" -- Ben F. Johnson III 64C about his father, "Blacksfeltdisenfranchisedfromthelegalsystem Ben F. Johnson Jr. 36C 40L 05H becausethereweren'tanyblackattorneysorjudges," Johnsoniiisays."Theyneededrolemodels.Forthelaw tobeenforced,weneededaneffectivelegalsystem,which meantweneededblacklawyers. "Tointegratethelegalprofession,youhadtointegrate "Wehadaconstructiveconversation,inwhichhegot legaleducation,"Johnsoniiisays."Myfatherdecided outofmemygradeaverageatHowardwas76,"Arrington EmoryLawwasthelawschooltostandupforthelaw.It writes."Withinafewminutes,heaskedmeifIwouldconwouldbethechampionoftheruleoflaw." sidercomingtoEmory." DeanJohnsondidnotstopatintegratingEmory "Marvinwantedtotransferandkeptmeabreastofwhat University.Afteropeningthedoorstoall,heandProfessor washappening,"Coopersays."Iwishedhimwell,butI MichaelDeVitocreatedPre-StarttofindqualifiedAfrican hadascholarshipandwasgoingtobeonthelawreview Americanstudentswhenthelsatfailedtodosoatthetime. atHoward.Marvinkepttellingmehedidn'twanttodoit Fortyyearslater,EmoryLawwouldreceivetheCouncil byhimself.Mothertoldmetogooutthereandtalktothe forLegalEducationOpportunity'sPioneerinDiversity dean." Awardforhelpingcreatecleoanditssummerinstitutes. CoopermetwithDeanJohnson,whopersuadedhimto "Hewasn'ttryingtogetcredit,"Johnsoniiisays."He transferbyalleviatinghisconcerns. summer 2009 13 "Ithoughtitwastoolatetotransfer,"Coopersays."He treatedeveryonethesame. saidhehadheardaboutmygradesandnottoworry.He "Wedidn'tfeellikepioneersatthetime,"Coopersays. saidhewouldhelpwithtuition.Ifeltgoodabouthimasa "Wedidpavethewayforothers,butatthetimeyoudoit, personandmadethedecisionduringtheinterviewtodoit. youdon'tfeelthatway. "Idon'tregrettransferringtoEmoryLaw,"Coopersays. "Ihadneverattendedanintegratedschoolbefore," "IwasaskedtodoitandfeltIhadanobligationtofulfill. Coopersays."Myhighschoolwassegregated.Itwasa Mynumberwascalled." greatexperience." HeandArringtonwerewellreceivedbyotherstudents, Thoughthedeanandotherprofessorswouldplayan Coopersays."Everyonewasfriendlyandcordial.Itwas importantroleinhislegaltraining,Cooperdidnotknow almostperfect.Ithinktheywelcomedus." ofJohnson'sandBowden'scontributionstointegrating Inhisbook,Arringtonconcurssayingalmosteveryone Emory. workedtohelpthemsucceedthoughtherewereincidents "IwasaclassmateofEllenBowden[Bowden'sdaughduringtheirtwoyears. ter62c 67l],butIneverknewaboutherfatherorDean "DeanJohnsondidagreatthing,"Coopersays."A JohnsonleadingthewayinintegratingEmory,"Cooper personcouldreallytalktohim.Hewasopenandrecepsays."Weneverdiscussedthat. tive.Hewouldlendahelpinghand,andhesetthetone.He "Ilikeknowingtheyweretruetrailblazers." CLEO Honors Gozansky and Emory Law FOR ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity honored Emory Law and Professor Nathaniel Gozansky for their efforts in providing law school opportunities to African American students. "Lawyers are social engineers," Gozansky says. "To change society, we needed to change the mix of advocates. That's what CLEO did." CLEO's focus was to open legal education to all. Emory Law, through its Pre-Start Program, had lead the way in identifying qualified African American students who did not fare well on the LSAT. "The LSAT is the best indicator we have, but it's not perfect," says Michael DeVito, founding director of PreStart and the first associate director of academics for CLEO. "There are good students who don't predict well on the exam." Modeled in part on Emory's PreStart, CLEO held four summer institutes in 1968. If students did well, they would be admitted by participating law schools. The first institutes were at Emory, Harvard University, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Denver. "Pre-Start and CLEO gave the most effective program to diversify legal education and thereby the legal profession," DeVito says. "It was a labor intensive way, but it was the only way until the LSAT could better identify more capable minority students." "CLEO was excellent preparation been dead," Gozansky says. "We saved that program. Not for the fanfare, but just because it needed to be done. We were in the right place at the right time." Today, CLEO is far different from the original summer institutes. Its main focus is providing scholarships to minority students, DeVito says. "The program has matured nicely," Gozansky says. "They have adjusted the program to continue to meet the needs of today's students. Now, CLEO gives minority students the support they need to maximize their success. CLEO has broadened its approach without any increase in federal Professor Nat Gozansky (center) accepts his CLEO funding, drawing the award in December at the 40th anniversary reception. majority of its funding from private donors, Gozansky says. CLEO summer program," he says. " I "One could argue that CLEO has it had some reservations initially about easy," Gozansky says. "But, it's a simple law school itself, but discovered that I task to get the doors open. It takes more was as well or better prepared as my creativity to keep them open." classmates." "CLEO has a tremendous legacy," Gozansky, who replaced DeVito as Bishop says. "Look at tremendous progassociate director for academics after ress in cultural values and equal opporthe first year, was honored for his work tunity that have been made, but we still to save CLEO after President Nixon have work to do. CLEO was an affirmamoved to abolish the Office of Economic tive action program that worked." Opportunity, which funded CLEO. "If we hadn't been able to transLearn more about Gozansky's efforts to fer the funding to the Department of save CLEO, page 7. Education, the program would have for my law experience," says Georgia Congressman Sanford Bishop Jr. 71L. A Morehouse College graduate, Bishop attended the Emory institute and chose Emory because he wanted to practice law in Georgia. "I remember taking torts in the 14 emory lawyer Leaving Billable Hours and the Courtroom Behind Whetherinteaching,business,governmentor matchmaking,JDscomeinhandy By Phyllis Mahoney T houghhenolongerpracticeslaw,RichProducts PresidentandceoBillGisel78lreliesonhislaw degreedaily. "Ioftentellpeoplemylegaleducationwas themostvaluablepartofallmyeducation, includingbusinessschool,"Giselsaid,notingeffective communicationandtheabilitytodistillcomplexscenarios intoessentialelementsarecriticalinbusiness. Giselisnotaloneinleavingbillablehoursandthecourtroombehind.EmoryLawgraduateshavegoneintoteaching,nonprofitdevelopmentwork,branddesign,public relations,electedofficeandmatchmaking.Allagreetheir jdsareinvaluable. GiselleftalargeBuffalo,N.Y.,lawfirmin1982towork asthefirstin-houselegalcounselatRich,afamilyowned frozenfoodsmakerinBuffalo.Fromthestart,hewas clearaboutwantingtomoveintomanagementandsoon leftlegalworkbehind.Overtheyears,heworkedwiththe company'sminorleaguebaseballdivisionandstartedan internationaldivision.In2006,hebecameceo. ForGisel,privatelawpracticesometimesfelt"hollow" becauseherarelywasinvolvedinaninitiativefromstartto finish. "Ireallyenjoythesenseofprogressandsenseofgrowth thatyoucanachieveinthebusinessworld." Becoming a CEO "I really enjoy the sense of progress and sense of growth that you can achieve in the business world." -- Bill Gisel 78L Representing Law Firms Gisel LizabethBardLindley93lfoundthetwoandahalfyears shepracticedmatrimoniallawdisheartening."IrealizedI didn'tloveit.IfoundwhatIlovedabitmorewasgetting newbusinessintothefirm." summer 2009 15 LindleytookaNewYork Universitycourseinmarketingforprofessionalservices firms.Shebeganrepresenting lawyersandlawschoolsat EdelmanPublicRelations WorldwideinNewYork, whereher"successescame farmorequickly." Havingpracticedlaw,she understoodherclients'needs. Lindley Shediscoveredprrequired manyskillsshelearnedat Emory,includingspeakingandwritingpersuasivelyand quicklygettingtotheheartofthematter. Now,sheworksfromherNewJerseyhomeassenior vicepresidentofpublicrelationsandmarketingconsulting atJaffeAssociates,anentirelyvirtualpublicrelationsfirm thatexclusivelyrepresentslawyersandlawfirms,helping fellowattorneysdevelopnewbusinessandachievegreater mediavisibility. Lindleyusesvideoconferencingandothertechnologyto connectwithcolleaguesandclientsthroughoutthecountry. Asaworkingmother,sheenjoysherjob'sflexibility."It can'tbebeat." said,`Whydon'tyou?You'dbegreatatthis.'" MonthslaterinApril2008,shequitherjoband launchedSundayatNooninManhattan.Sheinterviews clientsandsetsthemupforSundaybrunches,nottheusual drinksordinner.Herbusinessalsohostssocialeventsand "isgrowingintheworsteconomyever." Theinterviewing,assessmentandwritingskillshoned duringherlegalcareerarehandy,asareherknowledgeof contractsandnegotiationsandabilitytohandlestress. Whileshe'shadtoreininherspendingsinceparting withherlegalsalary,Gallisonadvisesotherstodowhat theylove. "Ithinkalotoflawyersdon'tgoaftertheirdreams becauseoffear." Gordon"Trip"Robertsoniii93l'sjdbringshimcredibility. "There'sanawarenessthatwhenoneearnsadegree fromaschoollikeEmory,heorshehasdemonstratedthe abilitytothinkinalinearfashion,approachproblemsin acreativefashionandthinkonyourfeet,"saidRobertson, regionaldevelopmentofficerfortheAmericanRedCross CarolinaLowcountryChapter. Helping the Red Cross "I think a lot of lawyers don't go after their dreams because of fear." -- Marni J. Gallison 98L Matchmaking in New York MarniJ.Gallison98lpracticedlawfornearly10yearsand wasonapartnershiptrackatherNewYorkfirmwhenshe chattedwithafriendaboutdatingservices. "Isaidtohim,`Ishouldstartmyownbusiness.Ican improveuponeverythingoutthere.'Helookedatmeand Robertson Robertsonspentfouryearsasapublicdefenderinthe Seattleareabeforeoptingformorerewardingwork.He movedtotheCharleston,S.C.,area12yearsagoand taughtatprivateschools,eventuallybecomingaheadmaster.HisnextmovewastoCommunitiesInSchools,a nonprofitfocusedonpreventingschooldropouts.Lastyear, hejoinedtheRedCross.Helovesthechallengeofmaking thecaseforwhyitdeservessupport. "TheonlytimeIlookbackwithregretiswhenIlookat mystudentloansIhaveyettopayoff,"hesaidchuckling. MichaelBergman03lstartedlawschoolknowinghedidn't wanttopracticelaw. Bergmanthoughtalawyer'sskillsetwouldcomplementhisbusinessdegreefromWashingtonUniversityin St.Louis,wherehecaughttheentrepreneurialbugand launchedanapparelbusiness.Hisnextsuccesscameinlaw Developing brands Gallison 16 emory lawyer thenwenttoanAtlantafirm. Washburnreturnedtotheclassroommorethanfive yearsagowhereshesharesherlegalskills,teachingstudentstofashionarguments,evaluatetheimportanceof factsandmanipulatelanguage. "Ilovetheenergyandtheprocess,watchingthekids uncoveranddiscoverwhatthey'reabletodo." ClaytonCounty,Ga.,SheriffKemKimbrough00lsaida legalbackgroundhelpswhenyou'rechargedwithexecuting thelaw. Kimbrough,whotookofficeinJanuary,servedasa deputysheriffduringlawschool.Helearnedtheadministrativesideofthejobaftergraduationasthefirstin-house counselfortheoffice. Afewyearsafterleavingthedepartment,hedecidedthe county'sproblemsrequired"adifferentpersonintheseat" andranforoffice. Assheriff,hefindshislawexperiencegiveshimanedge. "Idon'thavetoplay21questionswithmycounsel,"he said."I'mkindofatwoforone." Public service in Clayton County Bergman "It's very rewarding to see something you've worked on come to the shelf." -- MIchael Bergman 03L school,whenhelicensedNumbskull,ansatprepboard game.Later,hewrotetwostudentguidebooksanddevelopedadeckofAdvancedPlacementU.S.historyflashcards. "It'sveryrewardingtoseesomethingyou'veworkedon cometotheshelf,"Bergmansaid. Lookingforanewchallengeayearago,Bergman becameaprojectleaderwithCincinnati-basedbranddesign agencylpk,whereheworkstobuildbrandslikeKraft.He stillreliesonhislegalskills"alwaystryingtothinkastep ortwoahead." Teaching writing Ifalleducatorswenttolawschool,therewouldbebetter writingteachers,EmilyMillerWashburn01lsaid. "It'shardtoteachwriting,"saidWashburn,anEnglish literatureteacheratWoodwardAcademyinCollegePark, Ga."Therearealotofpeoplewhodoitandalotofpeople whodon'tdoit terriblywell." Washburn wenttolaw schoolaftergettinghermaster's ineducation andteaching briefly.Sheloved teachingbutfelt she"neededto dosomething moregrand."She clerkedayearfor U.S.JudgeStan Birch70l 76l of the11thCircuit Washburn CourtofAppeals Kimbrough "I don't have to play 21 questions with my counsel. I'm kind of a two for one." -- Kem Kinbrough 00L Kimbroughsaiditiscrucialthatgoodlawyersconsider governmentserviceandadvisedotherstofollowtheir hearts,nottheircreditreports. "GoodEmorylawyersarechangingtheworld." Phyllis Mahoney is a freelance writer living in Indianapolis. summer 2009 17 Perspective Turner Clinic Students Argue Against Georgia Nuclear Plant Expansion by Liz Chilla taMarchhearingbeforetheAtomicSafetyand threatenedspeciesofmusselslivingintheriver. LicensingBoard,twoEmoryLawstudentsworking Thestudentsspentmuchofthespringpreparingfor withtheTurnerEnvironmentalLawClinichada whatwasessentially"apaperproceeding,"Portersays. rareopportunitytodeliveropeningarguments. "Theonlypartthatattorneysactuallyspeakiswhenthey're TerriPorter09landStephenJohnson09l argued doingopeningstatementsandwhentheyaremovingeviagainstSouthernNuclearOperatingCo.andtheNuclear denceintotherecord." RegulatoryCommission,challengingtheissuanceofan earlysitepermitfortheconstructionoftwonuclearreactorsatPlantVogtleinAugusta,Ga. "Itwassoexcitingtoseeexperiencedattorneysdoing thesamethingontheotherside,andwe'retwothird-year lawstudentsgivingopeningstatements,"Portersays. "ThisiswhatIassumedlawschoolwouldbelike," -- LARRY SANDERS Johnsonsays."Makingargumentsonbehalfofgroupswho aredisadvantagedandeasilyexploited." Intheiropeningstatements,thestudentsexposedinaccu"Thedirecttestimony,thecrossexaminationquestions, raciesinthecommission'senvironmentalimpactstatement. therebuttaltestimonyallhavetobesubmittedinadvance AsrequiredbytheNationalEnvironmentalPolicyAct,the tothejudges,"Johnsonsays. statementspellsouttheenvironmentaleffectsofaproposed Porteralsodraftedthelettertothelicensingboardaskagencyaction--inthiscase,thebuildingofthetworeactors. ingpermissionforlawstudentstogiveopeningarguments. "Ourargumentisthatthesestudiesarenotenough," "Wehadtofinaglearoundsomethird-yearpracticerule Portersays."Theagencyhastotakeahardlookatthe limitations,"Portersays."Itwasneattobepartofitfrom environmentalimpactsofitsactions,andthisdoesn'tconthebeginning." stituteahardlook." TheTurnerClinichasbeenworkingonthePlantVogtle casesince2006,representingseveralenvironmentalorganizationsandconcernedindividuals,includingtheSouthern AllianceforCleanEnergy,theSavannahRiverkeeperand theCenterforaSustainableCoast. TheteamincludesJohnsonandPorter,Elizabeth Hogg10l,ShijuadeKadree09l,RussellRoss10l,Jimmy Terpening09l,EricaTritt10landDevonWinkles10l. "Weknewwewereheadingintothisbighearing,sothis schoolyearwe'vebeenworkingonthePlantVogtlematter almostexclusively,"Sanderssays."Nuclearlicensingis amongthemostdemandingareasoflegalpractice,yetour studentsareholdingtheirownagainstthenrcstaffcounsel andthelargelawfirmsrepresentingSouthernNuclear." Thenextstepistowaitforthelicensingboard'sdeciLarry Sanders, (from left) acting director of the Turner Clinic, sion.Althoughthechancesofsuccessmaybesmall, with Terri Porter 09L and Stephen Johnson 09L wait for opening Johnsonhopestheireffortswillhelpbuilda"foundationof arguments before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. compliance"forthenextpermitapplicants. Porteraddressedthedredgingthatwilltakeplaceasthe "Thisisthefarthestanyenvironmentalgrouphasgone," nuclearreactorsarebargeddowntheSavannahRiver. Johnsonsays."There'sneverbeenanearlysitepermit "TheSavannahRiverhasn'tbeendredgedsince1979," hearing." saysLarrySanders,actingdirectoroftheTurnerClinic. TheTurnerClinicwashonoredbytheAlliancefor "TheArmyCorpsofEngineershasbeenallowingthe NuclearAccountability,anetworkoforganizations rivertorestoreitselfandregainamorenaturalriverbed. addressingissuesofnuclearweaponsproductionandwaste Dredgingwouldreversewhateverrecoveryhadtaken cleanup,inAprilandbytheGeorgiachapterofWomen's place"andcouldstirupcontaminatedsedimentandimpact ActionforNewDirectionsinMay. A "Nuclear licensing is among the most demanding areas of legal practice, yet our students are holding their own." 18 emory lawyer Perspective Sparring Outside the Classroom Emory Law Boxing Club formed to work out and relieve stress reallymotivatesmelikethis!" AlyssaParson10ljoinedtoget outsideGambrellHallandhavefun withfellowstudentsandprofessors. "IwantedtopunchZwierin theface,"saysMichaelKaramat 10l.Andno,hehasn'tpunchedthe professor--"yet." ForPamelaRosen10l,ajd/mph joint-degreestudent,theclubisthe highlightofherweek."Itbeatssitting inthelawlibrary!" JasonEsteves10lagrees,"It's acreative,innovativewaytogetin shapeandrelievestress." Barneyconceivedoftheclubafter joiningtheDecaturBoxingGym.He talkedBiggsintoformingthecoed class--theonlyoneatthegym. "Itookayearofffromlawschool andworkedinLiberia,"Barney says."WhilethereIworkedwiththe LiberianOlympicboxingcoach.When Igotback,Iwantedtokeepgoing.It's agreatstressrelief,andIknewthe studentswouldenjoyit. "LastnightwastheBarrister'sBall," Barneysays."Halftheseguyswereup untilthreeinthemorningandthey're stilloutheretoday." Ifyouareinterestedinjoiningthe club,contactBarneyatabarney@ emory.eduformoreinformation. -- Wendy R. Cromwell Emory Law Boxing Club Members JD Costa 09L Lynsey Barron 09L Matthew Reichstein 09L Shaina Stahl 09L Zack Atkins 09L Daniel Maland 10L Patricia Cordero 10L Jason Esteves 10L Mike Rosenblum 10L Adam Balthrop 10L Eric Retter 10L Pamela Rosen 10L Michael Karamat 10L Alyssa Parsons 10L Professor Paul Zwier Fellow Alex Barney 08L high-pitchedbellsounds. MembersoftheEmoryLaw BoxingClubstopwarmingup andputontheirgloves.Sometake theirplaceinsidethe20x20ring. Fourteenmembersworkontheir "timetofly"moveswithXavierBiggs, youngerbrotherof1984Olympic championTyrellBiggs. "It's a great way to have fun and stay in shape." law.Thiscreatesagreatwaytoget toknowthesekids.Ofcourse,they noticewhenIdon'tshow." Insidethering,studentsdancein andoutofacirclewithBiggspulling themoutonebyonetocorrectpivots andtechnique."Belight.Quickon yourfeet." Studentsjokeuntilit'stheirturn toworkwithBiggs--thentheybegin throwingpunchesinacontrolled manner. Anotherhigh-pitchedbellsounds. Clubmemberschangeplaces.Those outsidetheringtaketheirplacewith -- SHANIA STAHL 09L Biggs.HepullsZwierouttoworkthe pads. Thebellsoundsagain.Studentstake Controlledchaosprevailsinthe gymonNewStreetinDecatur,Ga. offtheirglovesandstartcoolingdown. Musicblares. "Wewerepromisedifwetrained ProfessorPaulZwierandforthatwewouldbecomeultimate mervisitingstudentandFellow humanweapons,"saysShaniaStahl AlexBarney08lwiththeCenterfor 09l,oneoffivefemaleclubmembers. AdvocacyandDisputeResolution "It'sagreatwaytohavefunandstay formedtheclubinJanuaryasawayto inshape.Besideswe'relearninga workoutandreducestress. greatskill." Afewmembers,likeBarney,Lynsey "Alexsentoutanemailsaying Barron09l,EricRetter10landJD Iwasstartingtheclub,"saysZwier, withsweatdripping."Itisharder Costa09l,haveboxingexperience. andhardertofindtimestohangout Barronwantedtolosethebabyfat withthestudentsandnottalkabout fromherrecentpregnancy."Nothing A Emory Law Boxing Club members spar with Xavier Biggs (center) in the ring at the Decatur Boxing Gym. The club formed this spring with Professor Paul Zwier's help. summer 2009 19 Perspective Advice to Simplify Proves Key Emory moot court helps Bederman get ready for U.S. Supreme Court B eingfullypreparedisparamount TrustedbyboththeU.S.andIranian whenyouarguebeforetheU.S. governments,Bedermanreceiveda SupremeCourt. speciallicensetotrythecasefromthe DavidJ.Bederman,K.H.Gyr TreasuryDepartment. ProfessorinPrivateInternationalLaw, Bederman'sstudents,Lauren representedtheministryinMinistry Crisman10l,JenniferFairbairn09l, of Defense and Support for the Armed BrianSpielman09l,RobertCarroll Forces of The Islamic Republic of Iran 04c09landMichaelEber09ltook v. Dariush Elahi.TheCourtconsidpartinthemootcourtandhelped eredwhetherterrorismvictimscould preparebriefs. collectdamagesbyattachingIranian "It[themoot assetsatissuebeforetheIranian-U.S. court]wasone ClaimsTribunalatTheHague. opportunitywe,as Toprepare,Bedermanheldmoot students,haveto courtsatEmoryandtheSupreme aggressivelyask CourtInstituteofGeorgetownSchool questionsofaprofesofLawbeforeoralarguments sor,"Ebersays."I Jan.12."Untilyoudosomething waslookingforward likethis,youdon'tappreciateyour tochallenginghis argument'sstrengthsandweaknesses," answersandevencuttinghimoff,if Bedermansays."Youdon'tknow necessary.Thatwaswhathewanted. whereyourlogicisflawed." WeweretotakeontheroleofthejusBedermanwasaskedtorepresent ticesandbedemanding.Ididmybest." theministrybecauseofhisappellate EmoryLawprofessorsWilliamW. experienceandtenureaslegaladviser Buzbee,CharlesA.Shanor,andRobert totheIran-U.S.ClaimsTribunal. ShapiroalongwithThomasC.Arthur, L.Q.C.LamarProfessorof Law,quicklypouncedon Bederman'sfocusonwhat "atissue"meantinreference totheIran'sCubicjudgment, a$2.8millionjudgment againstCalifornia-based CubicDefenseSystems afterthecontractordid notdeliveranarmssystemfollowingtheIranian Revolutionin1979. "Iwouldhavetosay about75percentofthe justices'questionswere anticipatedbytheEmory mootcourt,"Bedermansays. "Theother25percentwere coveredbytheGeorgetown mootcourt." "Iwasamazedtosee howmanyofthequestions wereasked,inverysimilar form,bytheSupremeCourt David J. Bederman, K.H. Gyr Professor in Private justices,"saysCrisman,who International Law 20 emory lawyer attendedtheEmorymootcourtand oralarguments. OnApril21,theCourtruled6 �3 thatElahiwaivedhisrighttotheCubic judgmentbecausehehadaccepted$2.3 millionfromtheUnitedStatesunder theVictimsofTraffickingandViolence ProtectionActof2000andthe TerrorismRiskInsuranceActof2002. "Until you do something like this, you don't appreciate your argument's strengths and weaknesses." -- DAVID J. BEDERMAN Theadvicetosimplifythe Ministry'slegalsubmissionsatoral argumentwaskey,Bedermansays. "Myjobasaneffectiveadvocatewas tocondensethecaseandgetthecourt tofocusonthestatutoryimplications. Simplifyingthecasetookthedrama outofit." TheGeorgetownmootcourt insistedBedermanprovideaproposed ruleforhandlingsuchcasesforthe Court."Itprovedtobeacrucial questionforthejustices,"Bederman says."Oneofthejustices--Chief Justice[John]Roberts--clearlyasked whatrulewouldIproposefordeterminingwhether`particularassetsare atissue.'" Althoughnotablockbuster, Bedermantookthecasebecauseall the"elementsofadvocacyyoulook for--afascinatingpuzzleofstatutory interpretation,significantbackground issuesofinternationallaw,andstrong litigationpositions--werepresent." "Ithinkwealllearnedafewvaluablelessons,"Fairbairnsays."Asan attorney,you'relikelytohaveclients whoareunpopular.However,itisyour jobtodothebestjobyoucanforthat clientwithintheboundsofthelaw." -- Wendy R. Cromwell Perspective Securing a `Better Deal' Fight for equal pay goes from Supreme Court to the White House W henLillyLedbetterlosther U.S.SupremeCourtappeal inher2003paydiscriminationcase,shecouldhavewalkedaway. TheCourt'srulingupheldan11th CircuitCourtofAppealsdecision tooverturnher$3.8millionverdict againstGoodyearTire&RubberCo., effectivelysettinga180-daystatuteof limitationsforfilingwagediscriminationcharges. Insteadofacceptingdefeat, Ledbetterandherattorney,JonC. Goldfarb89l,decidedtoworktoward abetterfutureforthenextgeneration. "Fixingthelawbecamemore importantthantheverdict,"says Goldfarb,ashareholderwithWiggins, Lilly Ledbetter (right) and her attorney Jon Goldfarb 89L hold a news conference on Childs,Quinn&Pantazisllcin Feb. 2 to honor Ms. Ledbetter after the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Birmingham,Ala.,whorepresented Ledbetterfor10years. "That'swhatmakesthisfightworthfighting,"Ledbetter "...Mrs.Ledbetterrealizedatsomelevelthatthiswas says."That'swhatmadethisfightonewehadtowin.With notjustabouther,butaboutfairness,andthatledherto thiswinwewillmakeabigdifferenceintherealworld." keeppushingtomaketheAmericanworkplaceabetter Goldfarbconcurs."Ilikecaseslikethis.Youreallyhave placeforherchildrenandgrandchildren,"hesays. tosticktoitandworkhard.Ilikedoingthesecasesformy twodaughtersandtwosons.Ilikemakingadifferencein peopleslives." JonC.Goldfarb89L Becausethecasewaslostonappeal,Goldfarbandhis � Shareholder, Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis LLC firmreceivednothing."Atmost,wewouldhavereceived � Education: BS in broadcast journalism, Arizona State about$500,000forthecasehadtheverdictbeenupheld. University, 1986; JD, Emory University School of Law, "Weneverexpectedhertogetthefullamountbecause 1989; MA in film, American University, 1990 theverdictwascapped,"Goldfarbsays."Atmost,Mrs. � Family: Wife, Melina, and four children, ages 6 to 14 Ledbetterwouldhavereceivedabout$360,000.Instead,she � Career: A chance meeting with Bob Childs, one of the gotabillfor$3,000to$4,000fromGoodyearforlegalfees. firm's shareholders, in 1992, prompted Goldfarb to resume "Unfortunately,althoughCongressandthepresident his legal career. "I thought I would like law school, but canfixthelaw,theycan'tgivethatjuryawardbackto discovered it was not for me," says Goldfarb. "When I graduated I went to film school and worked as a filmmaker Mrs.Ledbetter,"saidGoldfarbduringaFebruarypress for three years. I had clerked for Bob in law school. He conference. asked if I would return to work on one large case with him. HeisworkingwithLedbettertovetbookandmovie I said I would try it for one year. I'm still at it." offers."We'restilltryingtofigureoutwhotheghostwriter willbeforherbook.I'mhelpingherwiththenegotiations. TheLillyLedbetterFairPayAct,signedbyPresident Hopefullyshewillgetsomethingfromthat." ObamaonJan.29,amendstheCivilRightsActof1964 ForGoldfarb,thebiggestrewardis"gettingtoknow andnullifiestheSupremeCourtdecisionsettingthe180Mrs.Ledbetter,thoughsittingatthecounseltablebefore daystatuteoflimitations.Thenewlawappliestoallcases theSupremeCourtwasprettyamazingtome.Havingabill fromthedaytheSupremeCourtruledagainstLedbetter. withyourclient'snameonitisincredibletoo. "...Iwillneverseeacentfrommycase,"saidLedbetter "IgottogotheWhiteHouseandmeetthepresident, atthebill'ssigning."Butwiththepassageandpresident's Mrs.Obama,andVicePresidentJoeBiden,"Goldfarbsays. signaturetoday,Ihaveanevenricherreward.Iknowthat "I'mwaitingonthephotographofmeandtheLedbetter mydaughterandgranddaughters,andyourdaughtersand familywiththepresident,Mrs.ObamaandBiden." yourgranddaughters,willhaveabetterdeal. -- Wendy R. Cromwell summer 2009 21 Perspective Offering Hope EPIC award winners do what `needs to be done' to help others BurgesoontookastaffpositionattheLegal AidSocietyandspentsevenofher32yearsthere doingfull-timeclientrepresentation. Lesterneversetouttobeapublicservice lawyer,butoncehestarted,heneverlooked back."IthinkIwasgoodatit,enjoyedit,and gotalotoutofit,soIcontinuedtodoit." AfterastintasaNavyJudgeAdvocate Generalfollowinglawschool,hejoined Sutherlandin1970.Hesoonbecameinvolved withtheAtlantaLegalAidSociety,eventually servingaspresident. Throughtheyears,Lesterservedonthe GeorgiaLegalServicesboardandaspresident oftheStateBarofGeorgiaandLawyersClub ofAtlanta.Mostrecently,hebecameinvolved withtheLawyers'CommitteeforCivilRights UnderLaw.HewasnamedanEmoryLaw DistinguishedAlumnusin2004. "Igottobedoingsomuchpublicservice Charles T. Lester 64C 67L, (left) a retired pro bono partner at Sutherland in workthatultimatelythefirmdecidedIoughtto Atlanta, and Marian Burge 75L were honored by the Emory Committee for bedoingitfulltime,"Lestersays. Public Interest for their commitment to public service. ForLester,theopportunitiesthatpublicserviceworkprovidesarepartoftheappeal.Inthe nmanyways,we,legalserviceslawyers,aresortof pastfourtofiveyears,hehelpedwritefiveamicusbriefs thelasthopeforalotofpeople,"saysCharlesT. filedwiththeU.S.SupremeCourt,threeincivilrightsand Lester64c 67l,aretiredprobonopartneratAtlanta's tworelatingtoindividualrightsofGuantanamodetainees. Sutherlandlawfirm,whoreceivedtheepicLifetime ForBurge,thebiggestappealwastheamazingmixof CommitmenttoPublicServiceawardFeb.10. peopleandwork. MarianBurge75l,retireddeputydirectorofthe "Ithinkit'stheremarkablestaffthatreallykeepspeople. AtlantaLegalAidSocietyandrecipientoftheepicUnsung DevotiontoThoseMostinNeedaward,sayssometimes thoseshehelpedendeduphelpingher. OnewomanwhosemobilehomeBurgehelpedsavein -- MARIAN BURGE 75L afive-yeardisputewithalenderinvitedBurgetoherhome afterthecasewassettled."Sheservedmechampagne.... Shewasoneofthemostoptimisticandkindandloving ...Therearefirebrandsinthatorganization,butthereare peopleIhaveevermet.I'llneverforgetthatwoman." folksthatjustplug,justshowupanddoit,"shesays. PublicservicewasalwaystheplanforBurge,who SinceBurge'sretirementinAugust2008,shehasworked wentintolawschoolknowingshewantedtohelppeople. onpoliticalcampaignsandtakenclassesatEmory.But,she WitnessingthecivilrightsstruggleasachildinAtlanta, doesn'tseeherselfstayingawayfromsocialjusticeworklong. seeingherparents'senseofsocialconscienceandworking "Atsomepoint,I'llhavetomakemyselfacreative atAtlanta'spublicGradyMemorialHospitalinfluencedher troublemaker,"shesays. decision. Lesterretiredin2007,butkeepsanofficeatSutherland. In1976,shebecameavolunteerattheAtlantaLegal Heiswindingupafewcasesandworkingonseveralprojects. AidSocietythroughthenationalVolunteerinServiceto "Mywifeasked,`Whyareyoudoingthatwhenyou Americaprogram,receivinga$2,000stipendandfood don'tgetpaid?'"Lestersays."Isaid,`Well,itjustneedsto stampsforherfirstyear. bedone.'" Whilealawyeronfoodstampsisrare,Burgesaysexpe-- Phyllis Mahoney riencingthebureaucracyfirsthandwasinvaluable."You Phyllis Mahoney is a freelance writer based in Indianapolis. needempathytobeagoodadvocate." "I "You need empathy to be a good advocate." 22 emory lawyer Perspective World Events Shape Clinic Experience Students learn to think creatively while researching ongoing legal issues "Sometimesthelegalprinciplesweare researchinghaven'tbeenestablishedsowehave tobecreativeandapplythingsthathavenever beenappliedinthismannerbefore,"Sleemisays. Katie Geraghty, Irish exchange student European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights Geraghtyisresearchingwhetherinformation obtainedthroughtortureofawitnessinanother countrycanbeusedagainstadefendant. "Thereisnodefinitivestatement,"Geraghty says."Allsaytortureiswrong,butnot100 percentwillsaynotoevidenceobtained throughtorture.Thereisthatgrayareaforthat onecasewhereyoudowanttouseit." Brian Green 01Ox, 03C 10L 10T (left) debates the recently released Bush Administration torture memos with Laurie Blank (right), acting director. orldevents--PresidentObama'sGuantanamo Baydecision,theIsraelioffensiveinGazaand EuropeanUniontorturecases--helpedshape InternationalHumanitarianLawClinicassignmentsfor10 studentsthisspring. Thecliniconthelawofwarfarepairsstudentswith organizationstorepresentdetainees,raiseawarenessof atrocitiesandensuretheprotectionofciviliansinworld conflicts. "Theylearnwhatitmeanstodorealworkinthefield, andtheorganizationsgetmuchneededhelp,"saysLaurie Blank,actingdirector. "Theclinicprovidesuswithactualhands-onworkin additiontoreadingcases,"saysStefanieWinston10l,who workedwithAmnestyInternationalandAlston&Bird. "We'reseeinghowthelawappliestopeople'slives." W Carmel Mushin 10L Gisha: Legal Center for Freedom of Movement "Israelseeseverythingthroughthesecuritylens,"says Mushin,whoisfluentinHebrew."It'sinterestingtogo there.Youlegitimatelyfeelitssecurityisatstake." Mushinislookingatpastandongoinglegalarguments forGisha,anIsraelihumanrightsorganization. SheisexaminingcasesofPalestinianstudentswith Fulbrightscholarshipsfacingtoughproceduralrequirementsfortheirvisas,suchashavingaforeignnational escortthemfromGazatoanembassyandback."Thismay bebeyondthescopeofinternationallaw." Brian Green 01OX 03C 10L 10T Special Court for Sierra Leone "I'mworkingoncreatingabestpracticesmanualfor specialcourts,"Greensays."Theseadhoccourtsreinventthewheeleachtimebecausethereisnoguidebookor compiledproceduralrecordofwhattheothercourtsdidin similarsituations." GreenisdocumentingtherulesestablishedbytheSierra LeoneCourtandthencomparingthemtowhatthecourt didinpractice. "Rightnow,Ifindarule,seewhatitsaysandseewhat thecourtactuallydoes,"Greensays."Ithengotoother specialcourts--Rwanda,Yugoslavia--andannotatewhat thosecourtsdidinsimilarsituations." Usmaan Sleemi 09L and Justin Wiseman 10L Center for Constitutional Rights Sarit Barhen 10L and Ruth Gallagher, Irish exchange student Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan Stefanie Winston 10L Alston & Bird Sleemi,BarhenandGallagheragreethatrecent ObamaAdministrationdecisionsontheGuant�namoBay DetentionCampaffectedtheirwork. "OneproblemwiththeclosingofGuant�namoisthat nooneistellingwhattheadministrationwilldo--willthe prisonersbemovedacampinadifferentcountry?Willthey befreed?"saysSleemi,whoworkswithWiseman. TheIHLClinicwasaskedtoparticipateintheGlobal Theyarelearningtothinkcreatively. ConstitutionalJusticeProjecttohelpconstitutionalcourts "We'llgetanassignmenttoresearchthechainofcustody, inCentralandEasternEuropepromotetheruleoflaw butnodetails,"Behansays."We'lldevelop15strategiesto andhumanrightsinthatregion.Blankhasbeenaskedto lookatalltheissuesandthenprepareareport.Thelawyers speakatthestart-upconferenceinJuneattheUniversityof willthenreadthereportandsaypursuethisone." UtrechtintheNetherlands. summer 2009 23 Yes We Did Michael Eber 09L (from left), his wife, Alison, Leslie Powell 09L, Professor Frank Alexander and his wife, Joan, attend the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Christian Gant 10L (not pictured) gets a photo of the audience at President Obama's speech in Baltimore. EmoryLawstudentsbrave freezingtemperaturestowitness historicswearing-inoffirst AfricanAmericanpresidentof UnitedStatesby Liz Chilla 24 emory lawyer "YOU DIDN'T KNOW IF YOUR SHIVERS werebecauseit wasahistoricalmoment,orifyouwerejustcold,"saysJay Haider10l ofwatchingPresidentBarackObama'sswearinginamongthethousandsontheNationalMall. HaiderwasoneofseveralEmoryLawstudentswho traveledtoWashington,D.C.,forInaugurationDay. "IfeltlikeIhadto,"Haidersays."Iwastalkingtomy motheraboutit,andshehadgonetoWoodstock.WhenI waswavering,shesaid,`Thisyourgeneration'sWoodstock. Youhavetogo.'" HaiderbecameanObamasupporterduringSen.John Kerry'scampaign."Ilookedathimandthought`that'sthe guywhoshouldbeournextpresident.'" AspresidentofEmoryLaw'sAmericanConstitution Society,Haiderjoinedseveralstudentsvolunteeringforthe nonpartisanelectionprotectioneffortonElectionDay. "Ifeltitwasmyobligationnottogetdirectlyinvolvedin thepoliticalsidebecauseACSisapolicyorganization,not apoliticalorganization,"hesays. WhileinD.C.,Haiderbravedthecrowds--andthe cold--toseePresidentObama'sswearinginin-person. "Whenitbecameofficial,whenJusticeRobertsand PresidentObamashookhands,"Haiderrecalls,"thecold instantlyjustwentawayandthiswarmthcameupfrommy feetandtookover." LESLIE POWELL 09L HAS BEEN ACTIVELY VOLUNTEERING withtheDemocraticPartysinceKerry's2004presidential campaign.SheworkedinDenverforthe2008Democratic NationalConvention,attendedtheOctobertownhall debatesinNashvilleandspentelectionnightinGrantPark inChicago.Attendingtheinauguration,she says,"kindofroundedouttheseason. "Seeinghiminthedebatesandfeelingthe momentumgettingstronger,andthenbeingin GrantParkonelectionnightandbeingaround thatjoy,"Powellsays,"wasjustamazingto beabletocapitalloffbybeingpresentforhis swearingin." PowellwatchedPresidentObamatakethe oathfromthestepsofamonumentinfrontof theU.S.Capitol. "Wehadticketstotheinaugurationceremony, butby11a.m.,werealizedwewouldn'tbeable togetin,"shesays. "Noonecaredthatyouweren'tascloseasyou expectedtobe.IrememberhearingYo-YoMa playandturningaroundandseeingallthethousandsofpeopleontheMallbehindme--allcalm andjusthappytobethere.Probablymyfavorite momentoftheentireday." AsavolunteerwiththePresidentialInauguration Committee,PowellspentmuchofhertimeinD.C.working--sometimes20hoursaday--todistributesecurity credentialsforofficialevents.Despitethelonghours,the jobdidcomewithperks. Powell,alongwithEmoryLawProfessorFrank Alexander,MichaelEber09landtheirwives,usedher credentialstoscoreseatsatthefreeinauguralconcertatthe LincolnMemorial.Afterlookingatherpass,thesecurity guardsaid,"shecangowherevershewants,"Powellsays. Thegroupwaswaivedthrougheverysecuritylineuntilthey wereseatedonthestepsoftheLincolnMemorial. "Ithinktheonlypeoplewithbetterseatswerethe Obamas,"Powellsays."WeweresittingbyJohnKerry, nexttoTomHanks.WewerecloserthanDavidAxelrod." Powellalsoprovidedfriendswithticketstoofficial inauguralballs,includingtheNeighborhoodInauguralBall. "Ithinkoneofthehighlightsformewasseeingthe Obamasdotheirfirstdance,"Ebersays."Toseeitinperson,tobepartofitinasmallwaymakesitmoremeaningfulwhenIthinkaboutit20yearsfromnow." "Beingabletodosomethinglikethatforthepeopleyou careabout,"Powellsays,"knowingthatyouwereableto providethemwithamemorythey'llneverforgetmakesit allworthit." CHRISTIAN GANT 10L ALSO WAS INVOLVED withthe presidentialcampaign,volunteeringwithvoterregistration efforts. "Itwaskindoflikealaborofloveworkingonthis campaign,"saysGant,whowillserveasthe2009 � 2010 presidentoftheEmoryLawDemocrats.Forhim,attending inaugurationwas"theultimatepayoff. "Thefactthathe'sthefirstAfrican African Americanpresidentisverysignificantto significant to me,"Gantsays."Ididn'tthinkitwouldbe think it would be in2008.Ihonestlydidn'tknowitwould know it would Leslie Powell 09L (from left), Danielle Friedman 10L, Tara Ramanathan 10L and Pam Rosen 10L join Professor Frank Alexander (center) at the Neighborhood Ball. a happenthissoon.Ithinkit'sa country." turningpointforourcountry." BeforearrivinginD.C.,GantsawObamaspeakin Gant saw Obama speak in the president-elect's train Baltimore--oneofthestopsonthepresident-elect'strain ridefromPhiladelphia.OnInaugurationDay,hejoinedthe thousandsontheMall. "IgottotheMetrostationat3a.m.,andtherewas alreadyaline,"hesays."Ididn'thavetickets,sowejust foundsomespaceandparkedinfrontoftheJumboTron. "Yearsfromnow,IwanttobeabletosayIwasthere. Eventhoughitwascold,andmyfingersandtoeswere freezing,Iwasthere.Isawit." summer 2009 25 LivingtheLegacy Professorandstudentsdocument--andhonor--thehighstandards ofJudgeRichardS.Arnoldby Ginger Pyron T hephotoitselfdoeshim justice. ProfessorofLawand AssociateDeanofFaculty PollyJ.Price86c,who clerkedforJudgeRichardS.Arnold aftergraduatingfromHarvardLaw School,knowsthatlookwell."Ioften sawthejudgethatway,"shesays, "especiallywhen hewaslistening toargumentsin court.Hewould turnhishead slightlytothe side,andfocus intentlyonwhat thepersonwas saying,giving hisundivided attention." Herfirsthandexperienceof Arnold'sundisputedlegacy--his focus,discernmentandclean-edged fairness--ledPricetowritethestory ofthisreveredfederaljudgeandhis workonthe8thU.S.CircuitCourtof Appeals. WhileretracingArnold'slife andhisjudicialdecisionsforJudge Richard S. Arnold: A Legacy of Justice on the Federal Bench(Prometheus Books,2009),Pricealsoshared hislegacywithseveralEmoryLaw students,includingNicholasBedford 09landBrandonGoldberg10l.Each spentafullsummerlearningjusthow muchattentivenessanddiscernment legalresearchrequires. Likemostresearchthatlawyersdo, thestudents'taskswerelargelyclerical.Bedfordremembers,"Professor PricewantedmetoresearchJudge 26 emory lawyer Arnold'scasesonhabeascorpusdeath penaltypetitions,lookingfortrends. Iwasstillafirst-yearlawstudent,so habeascorpuswasawholenewarea formetolearn." Goldberg'sassignments,alsoin hisfirstyear,helpedwithalaterstage ofthebook.Hetrackeddownfacts, analyzedArnold'sviewsonparticular topicsandpainstakinglyconverted footnotesfromlegalformattoastyle usedforgeneralreaders. "Specializedtopicssuchashabeas corpusappealsarecomplicatedeven forpracticinglawyers,soIalways recheckstudents'research.My strategyistrust, but verify,"Price says."BrandonandNicholasboth didtremendouslyusefulwork.Our processwasalotlikemyownexperienceasaclerk,writingupopinionsfor JudgeArnold.HeandIwouldtalk,I'd writeadraft--andoftenverylittleof mydraftwouldsurvive.Itmightcome backcompletelyrewritten,butthe judgealwayssaid,justasIdonow,`It washelpfultohaveastartingpoint.'" Pricerecalls,"Thejudgethought hisclerks'timewasbetterspenttalkingwithhimaboutcasesthanwritingupmemosforhimtoread.He honestlywantedtoknowwhatwe thought,andhetooktimetoexplain complexjurisdictionalissues,tohelp usimproveaslawyersandthinkers. That'spartlywhatmademedecideto gointoteaching." Arnold'sencouragingapproach, nowcontinuedbyPrice,evidently works:bothBedfordandGoldberg awardherhighmarksasamentor. ThejobofresearchassistantforPrice's Polly J. Price 86C, professor of law and associate dean of the faculty (center), talks with two of her student assistants, Brandon Goldberg 10L (left) and Nicholas Bedford 09L. Goldberg and Bedford were among nine students who helped Price with her new book. bookhasgiventhetwostudentsnot abovepatcategorieslikeactivist, cononlyadedicationtodetailandamore servativeandliberal.Insteadofforcing impressiveresume,butanewappreanyideology,heconsideredeachsituaciationoffederalcourtsandjudges, tionandappliedagoodinterpretation particularlyofArnoldhimself. ofthelaw.IfI'meverluckyenoughto ThefinalchapterinPrice'sbook becomeajudge,Ihopetoactinthat emphasizesArnold'sviewofjudgesas samemanner." publicservants--apointthatBedford, Price'snewbook,Goldberg whomentorsmiddle-schoolers believes,offershopeforallreaders: interestedinstudyinglaw,takesto "Inprofilingajudgewhoruledsepaheart."Ibelievethatmyeducation ratelyfromanypoliticalinfluence,it doesn'tjustbelongtome,"hesays."It showspeoplewhatajudgeshouldbe belongstothepeopleIcanhelp." like--andthatsuchjudgesdoexist." Goldberg,too,seesArnoldas Ginger Pyron is a freelance writer based someoneworthemulating:"Herose in Atlanta. Polly Price's Student Assistants Yahia Noor Abdel-Samed 02Ox 04C 07L Nicholas Bedford 09L Andrew Fedder 08L Alexandra Gallo-Zelaya 07L Brandon Goldberg 10L Joseph Gordon 06L Rachel Elizabeth Green 08L Michaela Kendall 07L Vincent Russo 06L RecentFacultyBooks William W. Buzbee, editor Professor of Law Preemption Choice: The Theory, Law, and Reality of Federalism's Core Question. Cambridge University Press, 2009 The federal government can preempt state power, and in some circumstances it probably should -- but typically it doesn't, opting for concurrent power instead. Recent years, however, have seen more aggressive leanings toward federal preemption, and now the question looms: Preemption: appropriate or not? Within a sweeping context of history, doctrine and current heated issues such as climate-change law and product design, 15 leading scholars present a balanced analysis of the debate, emphasizing why the political and judicial norm -- the choice against preemption -- deserves to prevail. Michael J. Perry Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law Constitutional Rights, Moral Controversy, and the Supreme Court, Cambridge University Press, 2009 Capital punishment, abortion, same-sex unions: These hotbeds of moral controversy, involving constitutionally entrenched human rights, have generated the highest-profile cases of our time. Perry sheds new light via a tactic celebrated in myth and story: posing an unexpected question. What if the Supreme Court, rather than asking "Do we, the members of this court, think this law is unconstitutional?" were to say, instead, "The lawmakers have judged that this law is constitutional. Whether or not we agree with them, is their judgment reasonable?" This more deferential question, says Perry, receives too little consideration -- and he's asking us to think about it. Robert A. Schapiro Professor of Law Polyphonic Federalism: Toward the Protection of Fundamental Rights, University of Chicago Press, 2009 Federalism, Schapiro observes, once emphasized the separation of state and federal authority, to protect the states from the national government. Now a new interaction is evolving, one in which state and federal law overlap. This progression from "either/or" to "both/and" brings a burst of possibility: Multiple perspectives. No single locus of power. Different ways of doing things. Schapiro proposes a fresh state/national relationship that he calls "polyphonic federalism," a model of governance more complex than the older approach, yet potentially both more protective of liberty and more efficient. Additional Faculty Authors & Books � Howard E. Abrams and Richard L. Doernberg, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships, Boston: Aspen Publishers, 2008. � Frank S. Alexander and John Witte Jr., Christianity and Law: An Introduction, Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2008. � An-Na'im, Abdullahi Ahmed, Kua Wen Hua de Ren Quan Guan Dian (Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives). Tai Bei Xian Yong He Shi: Wei bow en hua guo ji, 2008. � David J. Bederman, The Classical Foundations of the American Constitution: Prevailing Wisdom, Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2008. � David J. Bederman, Globalization and International Law, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. � Laurie R. Blank, Law of War Training: Resources for Military and Civilian Leaders, Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2008. � Ricard D. Freer, Civil Procedure: Cases, Materials and Questions, Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2008. � Victoria F. Nourse, In Reckless Hands: Skinner V. Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008. � Paul H. Rubin, editor, Economics, Law and Individual Rights, New York, Routledge, 2008. � John Witte Jr., Jiyu to kazoku no hoteki kiso (Faith, Freedom and the Family), Tokyo: Seigakuin University Press, 2008. � John Witte Jr., Vom Sakrament zum Vertag: Ehe, Religion und Recht in der abendl�ndischen Tradition (From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition) G�tersloh: Verl.-Haus, 2008. summer 2009 27 "Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the `naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach." --PeterF.Drucker,writer TeachingThat ComesNaturally M anystudentscometoEmoryLawwithonegoal inmind--tobecomepracticingattorneys.Nearly allachievetheirgoal,butafewreturntothe classroom. Someknewtheywouldbecomeprofessors.Others balkedattheidea.Onethingtheyhaveincommonisthat theywereinfluencedbytheirprofessors,thenaturals,who inspiredthem. ForAndrew R. Klein 88L, ProfessorDonaldFyrwasthat inspiration. "Therehavebeenseveral f ormerandcurrentteacherswho supportedmytransitioninto academics.Mymentor,Donald Fyr,definitelyinfluencedmy decision..." Afterpracticinglawuntil 1992,KleinjoinedthefacultyatSamfordUniversity's Klein CumberlandSchoolofLaw. Today,heteachescoursesintortlaw,environmentallaw andfederaljurisdictionattheIndianaUniversitySchoolof Law--Indianapolis. "Oneofthefunthingsaboutbeingaprofessorisyou havealotofcontroloverwhatyoudo,whatyoufocuson andwhatyouwriteabout.Youragendaisnotdrivenby clients'problems,"Kleinsays."Ialsoliketheclassroom andtheinteractionwithstudents." Thestudentslikehim,aswell.Kleinhaswoneight s tudentteachingawardsduringhiscareer,includingthe BlackCaneAward,whichisvotedonbythestudentbody. By Holly Cline Kleinisoneofseveralclassmateswhobecameprofessors. Infact,Debra R. Cohen 88L, decidedtobeginteachingafter theirfive-yearreunion. "ProfessorRichardFreer predictedIwouldteacheven thoughmyplanwastobea corporatetransactionlawyerin NewYork,whichIdid,"she Cohen says. Cohenteachesatthe SouthernNewEnglandSchoolofLaw."Ichosetoteach becauseIdecidedIcouldmakeamuchbiggerdifference teachingthanIcouldpracticing.It'sawonderfulprofession, andI'mluckytobeinit." Emoryprofessorspassthetorch LikeCohen,Luke Milligan 02Lbeganhisteachingcareer asavisitingassistantprofessoratEmoryLaw."Without thesupportoftheEmorycommunity,Ineverwouldhave crackedintoteachinglaw." DuringhislecturesattheUniversityofLouisville, MilliganregularlydrawsonhisEmoryyears. "Iliketoserveupabigopening,whichItendtoassociatewithRobertSchapiro,"he says."AndwhenIhitarough stretch,I'llchannelanynumberofmyoldEmoryprofessors--beitFrankAlexander, BillMayton,MarcMilleror CharlieShanor.Conditions vary,andyouneverknow,in anygivenlecture,whomyou'll emulatetogetoutofajamor motivateacomplacentstudent." Anne S. Emanuel 75Lalso creditsherdecisiontoteach Milligan "I like the balance of things--the research, the writing, the student interaction. But the truth of the matter is that it's not about getting on a podium and telling war stories. You need a research agenda." -- Andrew R. Klein 88L 28 emory lawyer toherEmoryLawprofessors. "Mostofthefacultyclearly lovedwhattheyweredoing andworkedveryhardatdoing itwell,"shesays."Ithinkthat mystudentsbenefitfromwhatI learnedfrommyprofessors." Beforejoiningthefacultyat GeorgiaStateUniversityCollege ofLaw,Emanuelclerkedfor JudgeElbertTuttleofthe5th Emanuel CircuitCourtofAppeals,practicedlawinAtlantaandclerkedforformerChiefJustice HaroldHilloftheGeorgiaSupremeCourt. Shebelieveshervariedlegalexperienceenhancesher curriculum."Everythingoneunderstandsaboutthelaw informsandenrichesteaching." "I start every semester with the question, `Who wants to hire a mediocre lawyer?' I love the challenge of making sure my students aren't mediocre. I do this because I want to help create great lawyers." -- Debra R. Cohen 88L John Knechtle 86Lalso believespracticinglawhelps furtherengagehisstudents. "Practiceexperiencecan invigoratetheclassroom,"the FloridaCoastalSchoolofLaw professorsays."Studentslike tohearfromsomeonewhois practicinginternationalandconstitutionallaw,whichiswhat theywanttodo." Knechtle Knechtlestartedteaching in1997,butcontinuestoadviseforeigngovernmentsona rangeofissuesfromconstitutionalquestionstotheorganizationofthebar. Claimingtohavebeen"robbedatbirthofRichard Freer'swit,"KnechtlehopestoemulateProfessorsJohn WitteandFrankAlexander'spathofloveforthestudents. WitteandAlexanderalsoleftanimpressiononSharon Tan 91L 91T 03G.Afterclerkingforthe11thCircuitand practicinggeneralbusinesslitigation,sheconsideredswitching toteachingandconsultedher formerprofessors. "IdidnotthinkI'dbea professor,butmyexperiencein lawschoolandasalawyerhas certainlyinfluencedwhatIam doingnow,"saystheassociate professorofChristianethicsat theUnitedTheologicalSeminary oftheTwinCities."Iamgrateful forwhatmyEmoryprofessors Tan taughtme.Longlivethelawandreligiondepartment." Elizabeth Colt 85Ldidn'thaveteachinginmindwhen shewasastudentatEmory,either.Howeverafterpracticinglawfor10yearsandhavingtwochildren,sheaccepted theopportunitytoteachas anadjunctprofessoratRoger WilliamsUniversitySchoolofLaw. Thedirectoroflegalwritinghasneverlookedback. "Teachingprovidesmewiththe luxuryofstudyingandanalyzingareasoflawthatareof particularinteresttome,"Colt says."Iworkwithagreatgroup ofcolleaguesandenjoyvery muchbeingwithandamong youngpeople." Colt Leavinglastingimpressions When Ren� Sacasas 76LleftEmoryLaw,ProfessorWilliam Fergusonstoppedhiminthehallandsaid,"Ihearyou're goingtoMiami.Don'tembarrassus." Hedidn't,andmuchtoSacasas'surpriseFerguson endeduphelpingshapetheprofessorhenowis. "Myclassmateswouldpegmeasthelastpersonto becomeaprofessor,"Sacasassays."Iwantedtodothings andchangethings.Irealizedthat'smorepossibletodo academically." In1985,afterpracticingas acivillitigatorandthenfor hisfirm,Sacasasjoinedthe UniversityofMiamiandnowis thedepartmentchairandprofessorofbusinesslaw. "Theclassroomisprobably themostmagicalplaceanyone couldbeinbecauseyougetto exchangeideasandwatchthe lightbulbsgooffinthesestuSacasas dents,"Sacasassays. WhenSacasassatinFerguson'sclasshejustwantedto gotoworkandbealawyer,butheendedupgettingan unexpectedbonus."Emorypreparedmetopracticelaw andinstilledinmeaneedanddesire[tomakeadifference] thatwasunfulfilleduntilIstartedtoteach." Thestudentssittinginthesealumni'sclassroomsmay notbethinkingaboutbecomingprofessorstoday;butsome willrealizetheyalsoare"naturals."And,theywillhave oneoftheseEmoryalumniprofessorstothank. Holly Cline is a freelancer writer based in Atlanta. Ifyou'reinterestedinbecomingaprofessor,Cohen wroteanessay"Matchmaker.Matchmaker.MakeMe aMatch,"www.law.emory.edu/Matchmaker,thatprovidesinsightsintothelawfacultyhiringprocess. summer 2009 29 PreachingWhat TheyPracticed Sevenprofessors--andalums-- bringtheirreal-worldexperience toEmory'sclassrooms By Lori Johnston N oneenvisionedreturningtoEmoryLaw.Butfor sevenalumni,teachingherehasbecomeanenjoyablesecondcareer. AssociateDeanA.JamesElliott63c 66lacknowledges he'sinauniquegroupofpracticinglawyerswhotakepay cutstoteach. "Ithoroughlyenjoyedprivatepracticeandtaught10 yearsasanadjunct,"hesays."Itissuchaslowpacewhen youcontrastitwithprivatepractice.Theworkingconditions,there'ssubstantiallylesspressure." Elliottandhiscolleaguessharewhytheyteach. A.JamesElliott63C66L ElliottpracticedatAlston& Birdfor28yearsandbecame associatedeanabout15years ago. Hisprofessionalexperience giveshimcredibilitywithhis students,andheaddsEmory Lawdoesanexcellentjobin emphasizingprofessionalism. "Youreallydofeellike youhaveanopportunityof strengtheningthemoralcomElliott passtheycometoschoolwith tobeginwith,"Elliottsays."ItellthemIwillbepersonally offendedifanyofthemgetdisbarred." AnneM.Rector87L RectorpracticedatRogers&HardinbeforejoiningEmory in1994asanadministrativeprofessorforlegalwriting, directorofacademicassistanceandassistantdirectorof LegalWriting,ResearchandAdvocacyProgram.Shealso directstheTechnologicalInnovation:GeneratingEconomic Results,orti:ger,programandteachesacorporatepracticeworkshop. 30 emory lawyer "Iwashelpingpeoplewho hadalotofmoneymakemore moneybecauseIwasacorporatelawyer,"Rectorsays."It didn'tdriveme." Rectorhelpsherstudents thinkmorebroadlythanbeing alawyer. "Ithinkthey'rebestserved beingabletoexperienceahigh Rector levelofintellectualdiscoursein thelawschoolsettingandtobe abletotakethatandseehowitappliestorealworldclient problems,"Rectorsays. "Having been a student here fairly recently, I know what they're going through." -- Chad F. Slieper 05L ChadF.Slieper05L Slieperwasafacultymemberat TheUniversityofTexasM.D. AndersonCancerCenterbefore joiningEmoryinNovemberas programdirectoroftheGlobal HealthLaw&PolicyProject. "Asastudenthere,Iwas interestedinhealthissues, andwereallydidn'thavea largeprograminhealthcare atthatpointintime,"Slieper says."So,Iwasreallyexcited toseetheschooldeveloping Slieper programsinthatarena." Slieperhelpsstudentsdevelopproposalstopursuesummerworkandresearchopportunitiesthroughtheproject's SummerScholarAwardsandofferslocalcontactsforjob opportunities. "Ithinkthathavingbeenastudentherefairlyrecently Iknowwhatthey'regoingthrough,"hesays."It'snice forthemtogettheperspectiveofpeoplewhowentto schoolhere,gottoknowAtlantaasastudentandtocome backandhelpourstudentsmakethoseconnectionsinthe community." Thestudentsbringenergyandnewideastotheclinic, whichWorthingtonsayshelpsmakeadifferenceinthelives ofchildren. ElizabethReimels01L Reimels,whojoinedEmoryin2004asmanagingattorneyoftheBartonClinicandisnowdirectorofpolicyand advocacy,previouslyworked fortheAtlantaLegalAid Society. ShereturnedtoEmory becausetheclinichada"profoundinfluence"onherasa student,makingherconsider publicpolicy.Reimelsunderstandshowstudentsfeelwhen learningaboutchildissues, fromexcitementtoconfusion to"healthyoutrage." Reimelsbelievesherwork experiencegivesstudentsa Reimels broadperspectiveofthechild welfaresystemwhiletheycausehertobereflectiveand communicatebetteraboutherchildadvocacyefforts. "Thestudentsteachmethingseveryday,"shesays. Rep.MaryMargaretOliver72L Rep.OliverhasservedintheGeorgiaGeneralAssemblyfor 18years.Forsevenyears,shehasbeenavisitingprofessor intheBartonClinicandnow servestheclinicinanadvisory role. ShealsotaughtatEmory inthe1980s.Oliver,whohas practicedlawprivatelyfor25 years,enjoysshowingstudents thepoliticalworld. "There'sarichopportunity tosharethepracticeoflaw, particularlytheethicalchallenges,withstudents,"Oliver says. Lori Johnston is a freelance writer based in Athens, Ga. Oliver "It's really wonderful when they have that `aha' moment." -- Nancy Daspit 95L NancyDaspit95L Previously,Daspitwasaclerk inFultonCountySuperior Court,andengineerforat&t andLucentTechnologies. Afterworkingasanadjunct professorwhileanassociatewithHishonFirmllc,a full-timeopportunityinthe LegalWriting,Researchand AdvocacyProgramopenedin 2000. "Itwasfunandchallenging Daspit andinterestingtobewiththe studentsandheardifferentperspectives,"shesays. Shedrawsonherpracticalexperienceindesigning coursematerials,findingsatisfactionwhenstudentsdiscoverthatclassexercisestheyquestionedpreparedthemfor therealworld. "It'sreallywonderfulwhentheyhavethat`aha'moment." KarenWorthington94L BeforereturningtoEmoryin2000tohelpcreatethe BartonChildLawandPolicyClinic,Worthingtonwas directorofprogramdevelopmentforFultonCounty JuvenileCourt.Inadditionto directingthemultidisciplinary publicpolicyclinic,sheisa seniorfellowwiththeCenter fortheStudyofLawand Religion. Worthingtonbroughta networkofstateandnational childadvocacycontactsto Emory."Studentsunderstand thevalueofconnectionsand appreciatetheexpertiseof thosewhohavebeenoutinthe field,"shesays. Worthington "There's a rich opportunity to share the practice of law, particularly the ethical challenges, with students." -- Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver 72L summer 2009 31 Class Notes A Letter from the Alumni President DearFellowAlumni: GreetingsfromtheEmoryLawAlumniAssociation!Emory Lawcelebratednumerousachievementsthisspring: � eadmittedourstrongestapplicantpoolinthehistoryof W EmoryLaw; � ewererecognizedasatop20lawschoolbyU.S. News & W World Report; � ecelebratedProfessorDavidJ.Bederman'srecentvictoryat W theU.S.SupremeCourtinMinistry of Defense and Support for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. Elahi. Alongwiththeseachievements,the AlumniAssociationhasbeenbusyorganizinganewEmoryLawAlumniBoard toserveourcommunitystrategically andeffectivelyduringtheseturbulent economictimes.UnderDeanDavidF. Partlett'sdirection,Iconvenedagroup ofalumnitoreviewtheboard'sgovernancestructureandrecommendchanges inourleadershipformat. WithAssociateDeanGregRiggs79l, RobKaufman75l,JudgeLeoGordon 77l,DellaWells86l,ThadKodish00l, AlisonElko03landMarkRogers04l,wearereadytoholdour firstboardmeetingthissummer.Iwillreportonouractivities moreregularlyinthispublicationaswellasthroughelectronic communications. Itisclearthatoneofthemostcriticalserviceswecanprovide ispartneringwithEmoryLawoncareerdevelopmentandservices forstudentsandfellowalumni.Oneofthefirstprojectsforour ProgrammingWorkGroupistodevelopaseriesofprograms foralumniinthejobsearch.Thegroupalsowillworkwiththe OfficeofCareerServicestoassistinexpandingopportunitiesand informingourstudentsoflegalopportunitiesthroughourstrong alumnicommunity. ItismypleasuretoleadtheAlumniAssociationinsucha dynamictimeinourhistory.Asalways,ifyouhavesuggestions, questionsorconcerns,donothesitatetocontactmeat firstname.lastname@example.org. Editor's note: Class notes are submitted by alumni and are not verified by the editors. While we welcome alumni news, Emory Lawyer is not responsible for information contained in Class Notes. 70s Jarvin Levison 48C 51L was featured in his daughter's new cookbook, Souper Jenny Cooks, with his legendary turkey chili recipe. 50s Anne Alden 70L is a Kabbalah meditative healer in Washington, D.C. 60s Oscar N. Persons 67L joined Burr & Forman as senior counsel after a 41-year legal career at Alston & Bird. David B. Poythress 62Ox 64C 67L, Georgia adjutant general, announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. Robert E. Whitley 68L was appointed to the board of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority by Gov. Sonny Perdue. He also is chair of the board of Northside Hospital in Atlanta and practices corporate and international law. William C. Turner 69L was selected by Super Lawyers West as one of the outstanding mediators and arbitrators in Nevada. The Hon. Stanley F. Birch 70L 76L and the Hon. T. Jackson Bedford 73L received the Atlanta Bar Association Leadership Awards in November. The judges were honored as two who "inspire by their example, challenge by their deeds, and remind us all of our debt to our profession and our community." Arch Y. Stokes 67C 70L, chair and shareholder at Shea Stokes Roberts & Wagner in College Park, Ga., was elected chair of the National Advisory Board of Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Eric Holzapfel 71L, a partner at Drew & Ward in Cincinnati, was named a 2009 Ohio Super Lawyer. F. Kytle Frye III 72L, a partner at Fisher & Phillips, has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer for 2009. Ralph Lorberbaum 73L, founding partner at Zipperer, Lorberbaum & Beauvais in Savannah, Ga., has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer for 2009. HalliCohn90l Michael V. Elsberry 69C 74L, partner at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA in Orlando, Fla., has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America 2009 for commercial litigation and corporate law. 32 emory lawyer Class Notes William Henry McClain 78C 81L was sworn in as Superior Court judge in Douglas County, Ga., in January. Alan J. Rothman 81L presented "Considering Alternative Career Paths: Combining Legal Training and Experience with Technology Skills" at New York Law School in fall 2008. He is a project manager in the knowledge management department of Cleary Gottlieb in New York. C. John Holmquist 75L joined the Detroit office of Foley & Mansfield, a national litigation firm known for its toxic tort and mass litigation practice. The Hon. Cynthia Diane Stephens 76L, a Wayne County Circuit Court judge, was appointed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in December by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm. John Hamburger 82L has been promoted to president of Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services Inc., an office, retail, and multifamily property management and development company in Birmingham, Mich. Teri Plummer McClure 88L, senior vice president and general counsel for UPS, is a recipient of the 2009 Good Apple Award from the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice for her work to improve Georgia's legal system statewide. Liz Bard Lindley 93L was promoted to senior vice president of public relations and marketing services for Jaffe Associates Inc. Bruce P. Frohen 93L was an editor for the recently published Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives, with the University of Missouri Press. 90s Amy Levin Weil 81L opened a law firm in Atlanta specializing in appellate practice. Weil was chief of the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta from 1990 � 2008, served from 1998 � 2007 on the 11th Circuit Lawyers Advisory Committee, and is chair-elect of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Debra Schwartz 82L opened The Law Offices of Debra E. Schwartz LLC, which specializes in employment matters. She also has been named one for the top 50 Female Lawyers in Georgia for the fifth consecutive year. Gary W. Marsh 85L, a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta and chair of its bankruptcy and creditors rights practice, was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2009. Kathy Thorne Barlow 87L presented on "Climate Change for Business" session at the Assoication of Corporate Counsel Annual Conference in October in Seattle. Colin Lindsay 88L, a partner in the Louisville office of Dinsmore and Shohl LLP, has been inducted as the 2009 president of the Louisville Bar. Steve Rosenberg 90L has been appointed associate general counsel and special assistant attorney general at the University of Virginia. Joseph S. Asher 94L, president of Speechworks, published his third book, How to Win a Pitch: the Five Fundamentals That Will Distinguish You from the Competition. He is also a regular contributor to the Fulton County Daily Report. Kristina Renee Scott 95L was appointed the executive director of the Alabama Poverty Project in Birmingham, Ala. Julia L. Belian 96L is an associate professor of law at the University of DetroitMercy. Stuart C. Carter 96L and Amie Peele Carter 96L celebrated the birth of Lily Frances on Oct. 4. Gayle Bacon Murray 96L, a DeKalb County public defender, and Karon Murray were married on Nov. 15. Bennet D. Alsher 78L, a partner at Ford & Harrison LLP, was appointed to the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League. B. Gail Reese 78L was chosen as one of the 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers by Law & Politics. Thurbert E. Baker 79L, Georgia attorney general, announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. Michelle W. Cohen 92L, a partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Washington, D.C., received Certified Information Privacy Professional certifications, as designated by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Douglas J. MacGinnitie 92L, a Sandy Springs city councilman, has filed papers to run for Georgia secretary of state. Allen Reid 80L is a senior trust office and vice president in the trust department of First Guaranty Bank in Jacksonville, Fla. 80s Sharon Gay 82L, a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta, was named by Georgia Trend magazine as one of "100 Most Influential Georgians" for her legal work in land use and economic development and her lead role in crafting and obtaining passage of a constitutional amendment to allow school boards to participate in tax allocation districts to provide tax increment financing for redevelopment projects. Tony Turner 92L was named to Worth magazine's list of the Top 100 Attorneys for 2008 Turner specializes in estate planning. Michael Alan Morse 97L was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2008 and also spoke at the Allegheny County Bar Association on whistleblower cases under the Federal False Claims Act. summer 2009 33 Class Notes David M. Chaiken 01L and his wife, Susan DeSimone Chaiken 01L, celebrated the birth of Dean Michael Chaiken on Jan. 30. Haley Schwartz 05L received the national Lane Adams Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society for providing outstanding service to persons with cancer and demonstrating innovative and collaborative approaches to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Jonathan R. Benator 08L, an associate at Weinstock & Scavo P.C., has been answering property law questions for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Sunday Metro section. Christina Bodewig 08L is an associate at Stites & Harbison's environmental, natural resources and energy service group in Nashville, Tenn. Daniel Epstein 08L serves as counsel for oversight and investigations for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the 111th Congress. Steven R. Press 97L has been elected a shareholder in the Atlanta office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. He practices in commercial, business and intellectual property litigation. Christian F. Garnett Torgrimson 97L, partner at Pursley Lowery Meeks LLP in Atlanta, was sworn in as president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers in May 2008. Stephen F. Fusco 98C 01L has started a law firm, Fusco and Associates LLC in Atlanta. Youshea A. Berry 02L received the 2008 ABA National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She is the managing attorney of a small law practice in downtown Washington, D.C. Chad F. Slieper 05L became the program director of the newly created Global Health Law & Policy Project at Emory University School of Law in November. Igor A. Birman 06L has been appointed chief of staff for Rep. Tom McClintock of California's 4th Congressional District. From the Director of Alumni Relations DearFellowAlumni: OnMay11,EmoryLaw graduated222lawyers,connectingthemtoanetworkof almost10,000Emory lawyersworldwide. Now,morethanever,it isouralumnicommunity--you--thatisso criticaltotheseyounggraduatesastheyenter thelegalprofession.Whetheryouassistwith careeradvice,employmentprospectsorgeneralnetworkingopportunities,weneedyou! GettinginvolvedwithEmoryLawiseasy. Simplyvisitwww.law.emory.edu/alumnito explorehowtoshareyourgiftsoftimeand experiencewithfellowlawyersandstudents. Pleasemakesurewehaveyourcurrentemail address,atwww.law.emory.edu/keepintouch, toensureyoureceiveallourcommunitynews andevents. EnjoyreadingaboutouralumniachievementsinClassNotesandEmory Lawyer.As always,Iamproudtobeafellowalumnus. Keepintouch, The Hon. Yvette Miller 98L was appointed chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Jonathan R. Granade 99L became a shareholder in Casey Gilson PC in Atlanta. He focuses on business and personal injury litigation. He and his wife, Samantha Granade, celebrated the birth of Riley Elizabeth on Oct. 2. Tiffani Hiudt Casey 02L, an associate at Fisher & Phillips LLP, has been named a Georgia Rising Star for 2009 by Georgia Super Lawyers. Rachel King Powell 02L, associate at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, and Bryan Powell, gave birth to Robert Phillip on July 18, 2008. David Rosemberg 02L, an associate at Broad and Cassel in Miami, has served as a commentator and legal expert for Fox Business News, the Wall Street Journal and several Florida papers during the Madoff scandal. Laurie Steinberg Kaufman 03L and her husband, Joshua Kaufman, gave birth to Abigail Mackenzie Kaufman on April 16, 2008. Paula G. Shakelton 03L joined the litigation department of Ulmer & Berne LLP in its Cleveland office. Naeha Dixit 07L is an associate in the environmental department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit. Jeffrey G. Granillo 07L is an associate at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P.C. in Chattanooga, Tenn. Scott Alberino 00L was promoted to partner at Akin Gump in Washington, D.C. Alberino is a member of the firm's financial restructuring practice. Elvin J. Sutton 00L is a new assistant general counsel with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Penny Brady 01L married Brian Erbis on Oct. 4 in Lake Tahoe. Brady is an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office handling child abuse and homicide cases. 00s Daniel N. Adams 08L is an associate in the bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial department of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit. EthanRosenzweig02l DirectorofAlumniRelations email@example.com 404.727.6857 34 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. 30s 60s John Harvey Bedford III 63C 65L died March 20. He was 67. After graduating magna cum laude from Emory University, Bedford earned his JD from Emory Law. He served in the Army's Staff Judge Advocate Office for two years in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. After the war, Bedford served in the federal government as an attorney until his retirement. "He was just a good friend to many people," said his twin sister, Ruth Ann Bedford Lacey. Survivors include his twin sister, a niece and nephew, four grandnieces and nephews, one greatgrandniece and a cousin. James Edward Goodman 67L of Decatur, Ga., on Jan. 20 James Carr Jr. 68L of Atlanta died March 26. He was 65 years old. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Carr earned a law degree at Emory Law. He clerked for Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jeptha Tanksley 49L and then worked for three years for the Fulton County public defender's office, where he won a record four acquittals in one week. Later, he helped form the law firm of Carr Chason and Fitzgerald. Carr played football at Northside High School and was a member of the schools 1958 championship team and captain for the 1960 team. Survivors include his wife, Taylor Carr, three daughters, Ellen Gann, Julie Carr and Elizabeth Schaefer, two brothers, Jody Carr and Jerry Carr, and a sister, Jan Carr 76C. Patricia Collins Butler 31L of La Jolla, Calif., on May 27. Learn more about Butler on page 39. Luther Rosser Shelton 35C 36L of Atlanta on March 12 50s Jerry Tom Hinson 68L of Atlanta died Dec. 5. He was 66. Hinson earned a mechanical engineering degree at Georgia Institute of Technology before earning a JD at Emory Law. After graduation, he worked as a real estate developer. Later, Hinson became president of the National Automobile Association, a position he held until his death. An avid Georgia Tech fan, he attended the Master's Tournament every year since 1964. Survivors include two sons, William Hinson and James Hinson, and one granddaughter. William F.C. Skinner 68L of Doraville, Ga. Spencer M. Smith 85L of Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Sept. 13, 2006 Angela Collins Hardage 87L died in April. She was 45. Hardage entered Tulane University as a 17-year-old and graduated summa cum laude in 1984. She earned her JD from Emory Law in 1987. "Angela was hungry for knowledge," says her mother, Dr. Nell Hardage. "She would store it up and recall it instantly. Her eyes would just sparkle when she would find something new." In 1997, Hardage volunteered as a docent at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. She would enthrall visitors with her narrative, enlivened with riveting details of the famed author's life. After leaving her legal career because of Hodgkin's disease and Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hardage become deputy director and in-house counsel for the Margaret Mitchell House, where she handled day-to-day operations and issues related to insurance, copyright, trademarks, employment and property law. "Her happiest professional time was at the Margaret Mitchell House," her mother says. "It combined all things she liked--research, history, her passion for the drama and the law." Known for her sense of humor, Hardage kept inflatable figures of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in her office at the Margaret Mitchell House. Hardage is survived by her mother, Dr. Nell Hardage. Elaine C. Cribbs 88L of Presto, Pa., on Jan. 29 00s Lynn Heidi von Westernhagen 06L of Farmers Branch, Texas, died June 16, 2006. She was 25. Westernhagen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. While a sophomore at the Texas, she attended LaSorbonne in Paris for one year. She graduated from Emory Law in 2006. Louis Franklin McDonald 50L, an Atlanta attorney and great-great grandson of a Georgia governor, died Nov. 28. He was 83. After graduating from Emory Law, McDonald served 12 years as an assistant attorney general for Georgia before entering private practice. A World War II Navy veteran, he took part in the Navy's nuclear testing exercises, "Operation Crossroads." McDonald was the great-great grandson of Georgia Gov. Charles James McDonald. He was a member of the Civil War Round Table, the Atlanta, Cobb, White County and Georgia Historical societies and a member of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Williams McDonald, sons, Louis Franklin McDonald Jr. and James Mitchell McDonald, daughter Sara McDonald Massey and three grandchildren. James C. Merkle 57L of Waynesville, N.C., on Sept. 24 70s 80s Janice J. Christian 74L of Atlanta, in December Larry James Eaton 85L of Fayetteville, Ga., died Nov. 29 after a long illness. He was 53. In 1972, Eaton broke his neck in a diving accident. He beat the 5 percent survival odds for quadriplegics at that time and graduated with his class at Jonesboro High School in 1973. He then earned his bachelor's at Georgia State University before graduating from Emory Law. While at Emory Law, Eaton participated in Moot Court, worked on the law review and assisted the Emory administration in making the campus accessible for people with disabilities. He served on the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council with former Sen. Max Cleland 68G. He is survived by his wife, Jane Fanslow 83C, his mother, Nancy Allgood, his sisters, Cindy Albitus, Roselyn Leo, one niece and one nephew. 90s Sharon R. Levine 94L of Houston on Dec. 28 summer 2009 35 Giving Back Why We Give Whether it's for 40 years or five years, Emory Law alumni give faithfully JudgeBrendaHillCole77L Giving: 24 consecutive years TimothyL.Goodwin90L Giving: 10 consecutive years "IgivebecauseI'minthepositionIambecauseofthe "IwasfromasmalltowninConnecticutlookingforan educationIreceivedatEmory,"saysJudgeBrendaHill opportunity,"saysTimothyL.Goodwin90l,acommercial Cole 77loftheFultonCountyStateCourt. realestateattorneywithKing&Spalding."Emorygaveme ShealsogivesinhonorofthefriendsshemadeatEmory achance,andItookadvantageofit. Law,aswellastheexceptionalstudentsnowattendingthe "MyprincipalreasonforgivingisthatEmorygaveto school. me,"hesays."It'sonlyfairthatIgiveback." "Iamsogratefulfortheoutstandingleadersthat Goodwinenjoyedthesmallsectionsinhisfirstyear, Emoryproduces,andIwanttosupportthat,"says thoughhisfavoritememoryremainsthequalityofthefaculty. thejudge,whoenteredEmoryLawafterworkingasa "TherearesomanygreatprofessorsatEmoryLaw,"he librarian. says."Itwastruebackinthelate'80sandstillis.You "IwaspartoftheclassthatEmorydecidedtotakea couldtellthattheprofessorsreallycaredabouttheirstuchanceonwomenlookingatsecondcareersorhomemakdents.Youdidn'tgetthefeelingthatfacultymemberswere ersreturningtothejobmarket,"Colesays."Iwasn'talone justchurningthroughstudents." andfoundsomewonderfulfriends.Wecallourselvesthe Inthismanner,GoodwinfeelsEmorystandsout."I've EmoryStarsthoughwehaven'tmetinawhile." hearddifferenttalesfrommycolleaguesaboutsomeother ColestartedEmoryLawwhilehertwochildrenwerein lawschools,"hesays."Theyhadmassiveclassesandthe primaryschool.Thosechildrenarenowgrownwithcareers feelingwasmoreimpersonal." oftheirown. GoodwinstaysinvolvedwithEmoryLawbyservingas "Iwasalittlelateinfindingmyself,"Colesays."ThatI thelawschoolrecruiterforKing&Spaldingforthelast10 wasevenadmittedwasquiteajoyforme." years. Shejuggledherclassassignmentswithmotherhoodby "Studentstodayaremoresavvyabouthowtoexecute tapinglecturesandlisteningtothemwhiledoingthelaunlegalresearchandanalysis,"hesaysofrecentEmoryLaw dryorhouseholdchores. students."Thetechnologicaladvanceshavemadethem "AnotherstudentandIwouldcoordinateourcarpool quickerandabletogivemorecompleteanswersforbetter schedulesbecauseourkidswenttothesameschool,"Cole clientservice." says."Wewerejustthereforeachotherandkepteach GoodwingiveshighmarkstotheCenterfor othergoing." TransactionalLawandPractice/TransactionalLaw CertificateProgram. "Itissuchanimportantprogram,"hesays."Itwould havebeengreattohavehadthatprogramwhenIwasin lawschool.Ofcourse,EmoryLawleadsonalotofthings likethat." 36 emory lawyer Giving Back TheHon.EzraCohen69L Giving: 29 consecutive years Giving: Four consecutive years CherylF.Turner94C99L "Ishallalwaysbegratefulthatthedeanofadmissionshad "Thechangesbeingmadeareexciting,"saysCherylF. confidenceinme,"saystheHon.EzraH.Cohen69l. Turner94c 99l."EmoryLawistakingamorecomprehen"Myfavoritememoryisfrommyfirstweek,infirst-year siveapproachtotrainingyounglawyers. orientation,"hesaid."Westudied18th-centuryEnglish CounselatTheCoca-ColaCompany,Turnergivesto cases,andtheywereabsolutelyfascinating." EmoryLawandEmoryCollegefortworeasons. Cohen,aformerU.S.bankruptcyjudge,isseniorcoun"IoweEmoryforinvestinginme,andIbelieveinthe selwithTroutmanSandersllpinAtlanta.Hejoinedthe developmentoflawstudents,"saysTurner,aWoodruff precursortothefirmin1969whenhegraduated."Except ScholaratEmoryLaw. forthethreeandahalfyearswhenIwasabankruptcy "Goingtolawschoolisanexpensiveproposition,"she judge,I'vebeenhere." said."IfIcanhelpsomeoneelseachievehisorhergoals, Cohengraduatedfromtheoldbuilding,CarlosHall.He it'sworthit.Ican'tpayforafullscholarship,buthopefully andhiswife,KatherineMeyersCohen,donatedaroomin mycontributionscanmakeitalittleeasier." theHughF.MacMillanLawLibrarytocommemoratehis TurneralsosupportstheschoolbymentoringEmory mother. LawstudentsatCoca-Colathroughtheexternshipprogram "Igiveoutofgratitude,"Cohensays."ThankstoEmory, andstayingactiveintheBlackLawStudentsAssociation IhaveanexcellentlegaleducationandrewardingprofesAdvisoryBoard. sion.Also,Igiveoutofnostalgia,rememberingmyselfand "Inlawschool,youlearntheprinciples,butit'snot classmateswhenwewereyoung. alwayseasytoseehowitappliesinpractice,"saysTurner. "Finally,IgivebecauseIwanttobeapartofEmory "Thetransitionfromtheclassroomtotheprofessionis andapartofitsfuture,"hesays."Itellpotentialstudents mucheasierwiththechangesthatarebeingmade,"Turner thatEmoryLawwillpreparethemexcellentlyandthatits says."Emoryispreparinglawyerstopracticeintoday's degreewillbewellrespectedthroughoutthecountry." world." AtTroutmanSanders,Cohenhelpsmentorthemany EmoryLawgraduateswhojointhefirmaftergraduation. "TheEmoryLawgraduatesareverytalented." summer 2009 37 Giving Back WilliamE.ShanksJr.76L Giving: 13 consecutive years GivingisasmallwayforalumnitohelpEmoryUniversity SchoolofLaw,saysWilliamE.ShanksJr.76l. "Itisgoodforustocontribute,"Shankssays."Ithelps usprofessionallyiftheschoolhasagoodstanding.It's beneficialforallofustohaveEmoryLawinthetop25 schools." Shanks,apartnerwithBalch&Binghamllpin Birmingham,Ala.,enjoyedtheacademiccompetitionwhile atEmoryLaw. "Irememberthefacultybeingexcellent,"saysShanks, whograduatedcumlaudefromHarvardUniversityin 1972."Itwasintenselycompetitive,andIwasimpressed withthecaliberofmyfellowstudents. "ItwasaquirkthatIapplied,"hesays."Ahighschool friendwhowasa1lwasintownforaweddingandpersuadedmetoapplyatthelastminute.Emoryofferedmea fullscholarshipafterIturneditdownfornyu.Myparents persuadedmetoacceptthescholarshipbecausemysisters wereincollege." Shanksandhisclassmateswerethefirstonestospend allthree yearsinGambrellHall.Hisclassmatesincluded formerU.S.SupremeCourtJusticeHarryA.Blackmun's daughter,Sally. "SheandIwereco-editorsforresearchfortheEmory Law Journal,"Shankssays."Wekepttyingintheelections sotheymadeusco-editors. "Itwasanexcitingtime--JusticeBlackmunwrotethe majorityopinioninRoe V. Wadein1973andhespoke toourclassatcommencement,"Shankssays."Oneof ourclassmateswasoneoftheplaintiffsinthatsuit.The VietnamWarendedandtheWatergatehearingstook place." TheHon.ArthurW.Fudger67L Giving: 41 consecutive years "I'mquiteproudofthefactthatIgraduatedfromGeorgia TechandEmoryLaw,"saysretiredSeniorJudgeArthurW. Fudger67l."IthoughtIneededtogivesomethingback." For41years,EmoryLawhasbenefitedfromhisgratitude."It'snotmuch,butIfelttheneed,"hesays. "WhenpeoplehearthatIgraduatedfromGeorgia InstituteofTechnologyandEmoryLaw,theythinkmoreof methantheydidbefore,"saysFudger,whograduatedfrom GeorgiaTechin1958andworkedforfouryearswithan insurancecompanyinNewYork. FudgerwasfirstappointedtothestateSuperiorCourt benchin1977byGov.GeorgeBusbee.Fudgerthenranfor electiontothesamepositionayearlater.In1998when Fudgerretired,Gov.ZellMillerappointedhimasenior judgeforlife. "Now,Iholdcourtwhenneeded,"Fudgersays."Ijust godowntothecourthousetomakesureeverythingis ok.Iwillhavemyownofficewhenthenewcourthouseis finishedthisyear." Fudgergraduatedfromtheoldlawschoolbuilding, CarlosHall,intheoldnightprogramthatendedin thelate60's. "IlovedthecaliberofeducationIreceivedatEmory Law,"Fudgersays."MyfavoriteprofessorwasWilliam H.Agnor.HewasthegreatestteacherIhadatanylevel. Helovedtolecture.Heusedplainlanguagewhenhe spoke.Youdidn'tneedtoaskquestions.Ireallyenjoyedhis lectures." -- Wendy R. Cromwell 38 emory lawyer Closing Blazing a Trail Patricia Collins Butler 31L leaves a rich legacy of breaking barriers and creating opportunities for future Emory lawyers henIstarted,womenweren't supposedtobelawyers,"said PatriciaCollinsButler31lduring acampusvisitin2008."Mypoormotherwas kindofapologetic.Myfatherpushedmeinto it.Hewouldsay,`Paddy?She'salawyeryou know?'" ButlerdiedMay27atherhomeinLaJolla, Calif.Shewas101andleavesbehindatrailblazinglegacyasa femaleattorneyfor theU.S.government inthe1930s. Afaithfulfriend toEmoryLaw, Butleralsoleavesa $1millionbequestfor scholarshipstothe school. "Pat'sgenerosity throughhergiftto EmoryLawcreatesa lastinglegacyforour students,"saidDean DavidF.Partlett. "Throughherscholarship,shehashelped makeitpossible forourstudentsto pursuetheirgoals, regardlessoftheir chosencareerpaths." Patricia Collins Butler 31L was a founding trustee Butlergraduated of the Supreme Court Historical Society. fromAgnesScott CollegeinDecatur, Ga.,in1928andenrolledatEmoryLaw--the onlywomaninaclassof30.Shefinished s econdinherclass. "Discussionswereforeigntome.Thenit justhappened,"Butlersaid."Imadefriends anditgotbetter.Mydadletmehavea car,andIstartedgivingtheguysridesinto Atlanta--thenIstartedstudyingwiththem." Afterstrugglingtofindapositionwitha localfirm,Butlerwashiredtoestablishthe antitrustlibraryfortheDepartmentofJustice. Shewouldgoontoworkfor16attorneys general,includingRobertKennedy. In1949,shejoinedtheranksofthefirst "W femalelawyerstoargueacase, Johnson v. Shaughnessy,beforetheU.S.SupremeCourt. Althoughshetookoverthecaseinanemergency,Butlerwon. Foryears,Butlerhadfewfemalecolleagues attheJusticeDepartment.JanetReno,theonly femaleU.S.attorneygeneral,hascalledButler a"pioneeramongwomen"atthedepartment. Duringhertimeattheattorneygeneral's office,shebecamefriendswithChiefJustice WarrenBurger.Thatfriendshipledtothe foundingoftheSupremeCourtHistorical Societyin1974. Butleralsowasthefoundingsecretaryof theAmericanBarAssociation'ssectionon administrativelawandthefoundingeditorof whatisnowtheFederal Register. "ThelegalcommunityhaslostagreattreasureinPat,"DeanPartlettsaid."Throughher determinationandloveforthelaw,sheproved tothestudentswhofollowedherthatthereare nobarrierstosuccessthatcannotbeovercome. Shetrulywasapioneerandawonderfulfriend toEmoryLaw." ShewasnamedaDistinguishedAlumnaby EmoryLawin1997andawardedtheEmory Medal,thehighesthonorforanalumnus,in 2000. "The legal community has lost a great treasure in Pat. Through her determination and love for the law, she proved to the students who followed her that there are no barriers to success that cannot be overcome." -- Dean David F. Partlett BornDec.23, 1907,toPhilipandMary CollinsinNewYork,Butlergrewupin Atlanta.Marriedandwidowedthreetimes, Butlerhadnochildren. Amemorialserviceisscheduledfor2p.m. Tuesday,July21,inLaJollawithareception tofollow. --Wendy R. Cromwell summer 2009 39 Closing Enriching the Intellectual Community Margaret Thrower, wife of Randolph Thrower 34C 37L, led the way in creating the Thrower Symposium at Emory Law to honor her husband argaretThrower,93,diedFeb.17at theWilliamBremanJewishHome, whereshewasrehabilitatingfrom complicationsfollowingafallandabroken hipsufferedinJanuary.Shewasthewifeof RandolphThrower34c 37l. Twenty-sixyearsago,MargaretThrower wasaskedtocontributemoneyforbooksfor thelawlibraryinhonorofherhusband. "Sheresponded, `wecandobetterthan that,'"saysdaughterPatriciaThrower Barmeyer. "Shewantedus tomakeagiftthat wouldhaveanimpact onthelifeofthe lawschool--somethingthatwouldbe enrichingforthe intellectualcommunity,"Barmeyersays. "ItwasaChristmas presentforDad.We surprisedhim. "Atfirst,itwas avisitingprofessorinresidence," Barmeyersays."Later, itwaselevatedinto asymposiumwhen studentstookresponMargaret Thrower dances with her husband, Randolph Thrower 34C 37L. sibilityforit.My motherattended everylectureandsymposiumexcept2002, whensheandmyfatherwereoutofthecountry,andthisyear." TheThrowerSymposiumisthe"highlight ofEmory'sscholarlyyeareachyear,"Professor ofLawBillBuzbeesays.Symposiumpapers andlecturesarepublishedeachyearinthe Emory Law Journal,whichpresentstheevent. AgraduateofWesleyanCollegeinMacon, Throwerservedonthesymposiumcommittee andofferedsuggestionsfortopicsandspeakers,herdaughtersays. "Herfavoritesymposiumwasongeneticsandthehumangenomeandtheissues 40 emory lawyer M surroundingit,"Barmeyersays."Sheencouragedustodotheprogramonimmigrationas wellasthesciencesymposiumlastyear,which includedglobalwarming." "They were wonderful together, so romantic and supportive. He loved her passionately, and she loved him too. She was always involved in whatever he was doing." --Patricia Thrower Barmeyer, daughter of Margaret and Randolph Thrower 34C 37L "TheThrowerSymposiumstandsasalastingtributetothelifeofMargaretThrower," saysDavidF.Partlett,DeanandAsaGriggs CandlerProfessorofLaw."Hercommitment toenrichingtheintellectuallifeoftheschool eachyearisatestamenttoherfamily'ssupport forEmoryLaw." Barmeyersayshermotherwasanavid gardener,worldtravelerandartist,thoughshe neversoldherpaintings. "Whensheshowedinexhibits,Daddy wouldinsistthatsheputreddotsonherpaintings,"Barmeyersays."Hedidn'twantanyto getaway,soshedidn'tsellherpaintings.She paintedherfarm,placesshe'dbeen,peopleshe loved,alwaysthingsthatmeantsomethingto her." Barmeyerdescribesherparents'70years togetherasoneoftheworld'sgreatromances. BorninQuincy,Fla.,MargaretLoganMunroe marriedRandolphThrowerin1939. "Theywerewonderfultogether,"Barmeyer says,"soromanticandsupportive.Heloved herpassionately,andshelovedhimtoo.She wasalwaysinvolvedinwhateverhewasdoing. "Theyweremagicalasacouple." -- Wendy R. Cromwell reasons to join the Dean's Circle OfficeofDevelopmentandUniversityRelations 1301CliftonRoad Atlanta,ga30322-2770 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID ATLANTA, GA PERMIT NO. 3604 Emory Law Salutes Henry L. Bowden Jr. 74L TheEmoryAlumniAssociationhasnamed HenryL.BowdenJr.74loneofthe2009 EmoryMedalrecipientsforhisworkto promoteEmory'sbestinterestssincehisarrival atEmoryLawnearly40yearsago.TheEmory MedalisthehighestUniversityawardgiven toalumni.Awell-respectedattorney,Bowden isthefounderofBowdenLawFirm,recently renamedBowdenSprattLawFirm,focusingon estateplanningandadministration,charitable giftplanning,andtherepresentationoftaxexemptorganizations.HehasmadeEmory thebeneficiaryofhisexpertiseinanumber ofways,whetherthroughdirectworkforthe Universityorenablingclientstorealizetheir charitableinclinationsbymakinggenerousgifts toEmory.Inaddition,Bowdenwaspresident oftheEmoryLawAlumniAssociationin 1986 � 87,hasbeenalifetimetrusteeonthe EmoryBoardofTrusteessince1986and wasselectedasanEmoryLawDistinguished Alumnusin2005.Learnmoreatwww.law. emory.edu/09EmoryMedal.