2015 Banquet Honored Professor Marjorie Girth

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Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

The 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement was Professor Marjorie Girth. Professor Girth served as Dean of Georgia State University’s College of Law before returning to full-time law teaching there. She has also served as a visiting professor at Emory University School of Law. Professor Girth is an accomplished scholar in bankruptcy law, having written several books and articles on the subject. She has taught courses in bankruptcy, contracts, commercial law, professional responsibility, and women’s rights. Marjorie was the first woman to receive tenure at the University of Buffalo Law School. Marjorie served as a visiting professor at the law schools of Emory University and the University of Virginia. She joined Georgia State’s College of Law in 1992 and later became that law school’s dean until 1996 before she returned to full-time teaching at Georgia State. Marjorie has written numerous articles and books on bankruptcy and consumer bankruptcy reform. Marjorie served on the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Access and Fairness in the Courts for several years. She has also provided expert testimony before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on consumer bankruptcy and the Bankruptcy Reform Act.

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