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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)

Faculty

At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, legal writing and advocacy are not just courses; they are integral parts of our school’s curriculum.  The entire faculty recognizes the value in quality legal skills education, both to the institution and to the success of its students. As part of the faculty’s commitment to keeping student-to-faculty ratio low in the legal skills classroom, the number of full-time faculty dedicated to teaching primarily in the Legal Skills & Professionalism Program has doubled in recent years and is expected to continue growing.

Legal Skills Faculty

  • Kari Mercer Dalton

    Kari Mercer Dalton

    Associate Professor

    kdalton@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 267


    Courses Taught:

    Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Negotiations


    Education:

    B.A., Boston College
    J.D., Loyola University School of Law, cum laude


  • Elizabeth M. Jaffe

    Elizabeth M. Jaffe

    Associate Professor

    ejaffe@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 266


    Courses Taught:

    Client Interviewing & Counseling; Depositions; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure


    Education:

    B.A., Emory University, magna cum laude
    J.D., Washington University School of Law


  • Browning Jeffries

    Browning Jeffries

    Associate Dean of Academic Administration, Associate Professor

    bjeffries@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 155


    Courses Taught:

    Transactional Drafting; Advanced Transactional Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II; Pretrial Practice & Procedure; Business Organizations


    Education:

    A.B., Duke University, cum laude
    J.D., University of Virginia School of Law


  • Suparna Malempati

    Suparna Malempati

    Associate Professor

    smalempati@johnmarshall.edu

    404-872-3593 Ext. 134


    Courses Taught:

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


    Education:

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


AJMLS Legal Skills Faculty come to the School with diverse but expansive practice experience, including medical malpractice litigation, commercial litigation, administrative law, domestic relations practice, and corporate/transactional work. Members of the Legal Skills Faculty are active in the Georgia legal community, involving practitioners in judging student oral arguments, guest speaking, authoring publications, and sponsoring workshops.