Connecting students with sitting jurists in a classroom atmosphere provides an incredible learning experience for future lawyers.
This past year, School of Law students had the opportunity to learn from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Senior Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat who co-taught a mini-course on federal civil practice. Notably, Tjoflat served as the school’s B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which is named in memory of the longtime U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Georgia who was also a 1958 graduate of the law school.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Senior Judge Margaret A. “Meg” Ryan came to campus in the spring to teach the mini-course Constitutional Issues in the Military Justice System. This course was co-taught with Dean Peter. B. “Bo” Rutledge.
Visiting Instructor Anna White Howard’s (J.D.’10) Writing for Judicial Clerkships class in February was U.S. Magistrate Judge Benjamin W. Cheesbro (J.D.’10). He was joined in the classroom by his judicial clerk Gretchen Edelman (J.D.’20), while his other clerk Brooke Carrington (J.D.’20) participated in the discussions virtually.
Based at the law school’s facility in Atlanta, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Chief Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. (J.D.’84) led Master in the Study of Law students in the course titled Legal Systems of the United States.