Associate Professor of Law Courtney Anderson is taking a new step in her academic career. She has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs, effective March 1, 2023.
In this position, the associate dean will coordinate the academic affairs of the law school including the development and management of curricular matters in compliance with the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools accreditation standards, along with ensuring compliance for policies administered by the University System of Georgia and Georgia State University.
Among other things, the associate dean is responsible for identifying, coordinating, and overseeing the program of instruction for law students by part-time and adjunct instructors.
This role is also responsible for supervising the Registrar’s office. Additionally, the associate dean of academic affairs selects and supervises graduate assistants assigned to the associate dean’s office and part-time adjunct instructors.
“I have been so inspired by Georgia State Law students over the years. This opportunity to collaborate with my brilliant and dedicated colleagues as we build and grow academic opportunities to support our students through their educational journey is truly an honor,” said Professor Anderson.
She joined the College of Law in 2012 as an assistant professor of law. Her position was created as part of the Second Century Initiative (2CI), which supports interdisciplinary research and collaboration across campus.
Professor Anderson is an affiliate faculty member for the Center for Access to Justice and the Center for Law, Health, and Society. She also developed a course in law, health, and equity.
“Professor Anderson will be a great addition to the College of Law’s leadership team. She brings a variety of experience in leadership, collaboration, and team building,” said College of Law Dean LaVonda Reed.
“Professor Anderson is a visionary who will represent the college well and work to strengthen and cultivate new relationships between the law school and the community,” she added.
Anderson is also a part of the Greenwall Foundation project, along with her colleagues Regents’ Professor Paul Lombardo and Distinguished University Professor Leslie Wolf. The law faculty members received a grant in 2019 from the Greenwall Foundation and formed a partnership with the Georgia State Honors College to develop an undergraduate bioethics course.
Professor Anderson is also the 2022 recipient of the College of Law’s Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of health, housing, and disparities rooted in systemic racism.
She will succeed Associate Dean Cass Brewer who has served in the role since 2021. Associate Dean Brewer will return to regular full-time faculty duties teaching and researching in the areas of tax law and policy.
“I am grateful for Dean Reed, the faculty, and the students for entrusting me with the duties of the associate dean for academic affairs. Furthermore, I’m grateful that my colleague, Professor Courtney Anderson, whom I deeply admire and respect, will be assuming the duties of associate dean for academic affairs. I know that she will be exceptional and will have the full support of the faculty and the students.”
“We appreciate Associate Dean Brewer for his time, dedication, and service while serving in this critical role. Among other successes, he effectively brought courses back to the building after the disruption of the pandemic and revamped the fall academic calendar to allow for more reading days between the end of classes and the start of final exams,” said Dean Reed.
-Written by Jaya Franklin