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Joanna Apolinsky

Associate Professor


(404) 872-3593 Ext. 156


B.A., University of Texas at Austin, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Georgia State University of Law, cum laude

Courses Taught

Business Organizations; Torts

Career Highlights

Professor Apolinsky worked as corporate counsel at Georgia-Pacific Corporation from 1999 until 2004, where she focused on finance and corporate law. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, she was an associate at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, where she specialized in public finance. Professor Apolinsky joined the John Marshall Law School faculty in 2004.


Insider Trading as Misfeasance:  The Yielding of the Fiduciary Requirement, 59 Univ. Ks. L. Rev. 493 (2011).

Rethinking Liability for Vaccine Injury, 19 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 537 (with Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta).

Is There Any Viability to Scheme Liability for Secondary Actors after Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.?, 58 Cath. U. L. Rev. 411 (2009).

Joanna B. Bossin, Comment, What Constitutes Minimum Contacts after CompuServe v. Patterson:  Are New Rules Necessary for a New Regime?, 13 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 521 (1997).

The Boundaries of Fraud Under the Insider Trading Rules, Fl. St. U. Bus. Rev., forthcoming Spring 2014.