For the past 35 years, the College of Law has hosted outstanding faculty who prepare students for practice. In our Catching Up with Emeriti Faculty series, we interview retired faculty members about their experiences in Georgia and what they are doing now.

Anne Emanuel

Anne Emanuel

During her 25 years at Georgia State College of Law, law professor emeritus Anne S. Emanuel has worked wherever there is a need. She has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Fiduciary Management.

From 2004 to 2006 she was Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs. For more than a decade, she also served as a faculty advisor to the Law Review and Student Trial Lawyers Association, as well as coaching the Frederick Douglass Competition Moot Court team.

Emanuel retired in 2011, the year her biography of Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle, for whom she served as a trainee lawyer from 1975-76, was published.

She remains active in her job. She has participated in a number of programs, including appearing on a jury with then Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the Fifth Circuit and the late Judge Nathaniel Jones of the Sixth Circuit at the Circuit Courts of Appeal Triennial Symposium. She is also the co-author of a chapter in the newly published Of Courtiers & Princes: Stories of Lower Court Clerks and Their Judges.

Despite her own accomplishments, Emanuel loves to celebrate her former students. She found herself briefing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Lisa Cupid, Chairwoman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, and Georgia Supreme Court Justice Shawn LaGrua.

“These are just a few of the many to whom I am extremely grateful for their good work,” she said.

Charles Marvin

Georgia State College of Law Professor Emeritus Charles Marvin has taught in since the college’s inception

Charles Marvin

Charles Marvin

1985 to 2012. International and comparative law has fascinated him since the summer after graduating from high school, when he traveled to Iran with his family for a year while his father was a Fulbright professor in Tehran. There Marvin got a job teaching short adult education courses in English for Iranians.

After returning to the United States to get his bachelor’s and law degrees, Marvin went to Europe to begin his career. He completed a legal clerkship in commercial competition law at the Common Market High Commission in Brussels, followed by a teaching position in law at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He held various government positions in Canada before turning to his true passion: the classroom.

As he retired from Georgia state, Marvin said, “I miss the class and camaraderie with students very much, especially in the seminar setting, but I was getting on in years teaching evening classes.”

For the past eight years he was a member of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Sustainable Development Law in Natural Resource Management, for which he co-authored the maritime law section of the committee’s final report in the virtual Kyoto Biennial Conference of the ILA last December. He also recently wrote a chapter for an upcoming book marking the 30th anniversary of the American Bar Association’s rule of law initiative, in which he shared his experience as a legal volunteer in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.