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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Professor Suparna Malempati at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School

Suparna Malempati

Associate Professor


404-872-3593 Ext. 2646


A.B., Dartmouth College
J.D., George Washington University

Courses Taught

Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I & II, Trial Advocacy

Career Highlights

SSRN Papers

Prior to joining the John Marshall faculty, Professor Malempati served for two years as lead counsel for the Office of the Child Advocate Attorneys in Fulton County Juvenile Court, where she led a team of lawyers and investigators representing children in abuse and neglect proceedings. She is also an experienced trial attorney, having worked in criminal defense for ten years as an Assistant Public Defender in Fulton County. Throughout her career as a trial lawyer, she successfully defended murders, sex crimes and other complex felony cases. She also wrote briefs and argued cases to the Appellate and Supreme Courts of Georgia.


Beyond Paternalism: The Role of Counsel for Children in Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, 11 U.N.H. L. REV. 97 (2013).