May 24, 2024

AJMLS Law Journal Elects 2024-2025 Editorial Board for Volume XVIII


The 2023-2024 Law Journal Editorial Board and its Faculty Advisor Editor since 2015, Professor Van Detta, are pleased to announce the election of the seven new members of the Editorial Board of the Law Journal for 2024-2025. Be sure to visit the Law Journal site here to see all past publications.

Suzanne Fulcher Oldweiler


Suzanne Oldweiler, a 3L student in the full-time J.D. program, has been named to the Dean’s List and received the CALI Award for Criminal Law and the 1L Outstanding Student of the Quarter Award. Ms. Oldweiler participated as a pupil in the Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law Inn of Court, served on the Atlanta Bar Association’s Law School Outreach Committee, and launched the Coffee With a Family Lawyer Program for the AJMLS Family Law Society. In the 2024 summer, Ms. Oldweiler returns to a top family law firm as a Summer Associate.

As a John Marshall Law Journal staff editor during Ms. Oldweiler’s 2L year, she wrote her legislative summary on Senate Bill 114, the Buckhead cityhood bill, as well as a case note on Namdar-Yeganeh, a case addressing modification of existing grandparent visitation rights. As Editor-in-Chief working under the guidance of Law Journal Faculty Advisor and John E. Ryan Professor of Int’l Business & Workplace Law, Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta, Ms. Oldweiler is inspired to team with the Vol. 18 Editorial Board to foster intellectual curiosity and highlight the thought leadership and legal talent within the AJMLS community. Further, Ms. Oldweiler seeks to support the continued development of legal writing and research skills for all Law Journal members. 

Before attending law school, Ms. Oldweiler spent nearly two decades in sales and business development roles at leading technology companies, most recently at GRAPHISOFT – a Nemetschek Group company – where she was promoted to lead the North American Key Accounts team. She has volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Atlanta CASA, as a Coach with Partners in Change, held various roles assisting with local APS Elementary School initiatives, as a Board Member of the Georgia Tech Business Network, and as President of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s Atlanta Intown Network. Ms. Oldweiler is also a finisher of the New York and Miami marathons and 17 half-marathons.

Ms. Oldweiler holds a B.S. in Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and resides in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters.

Gloria Garcia

Executive Managing Editor

Gloria Garcia grew up in the small town of Bethlehem, Georgia. She is a full-time 3L student. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2022. As an undergraduate, she worked as a legal assistant for a Social Security Disability firm. During her time at AJMLS, she has served as a Peer Mentor and Academic Chair for CHALLSA. She was also named to the Dean’s List and Outstanding Student of the Quarter during the Fall 2023.

As staff editor, Ms. Garcia wrote her legislative summary on House Bill 226, a bill seeking to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income persons with HIV. While writing this summary, Ms. Garcia had the opportunity to meet with the bill’s sponsor, Representative Sharon Cooper. Ms. Garcia also wrote on State of GA v. Sistersong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, a case before the Georgia Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Heartbeat Bill.

Ms. Garcia is very excited to serve as Executive Managing Editor for the law journal’s Vol. 18 Editorial Board, where she hopes to provide future members with more publication opportunities.

Anthony Zahn

Co-Executive Legislative & Recent Case Summaries Editor

Mr. Zahn is a dedicated law student recently appointed to the Executive Board as Co-Executive Legislative & Recent Case Summaries Editor. Mr. Zahn  graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Gwinnett College, earning a 4.0 GPA while majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Sociology. Mr. Zahn  has received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Torts II, Legal Writing and Research II, Real Property, and Evidence. Mr. Zahn  is actively involved as a Peer Mentor in Atlanta John Marshall Law School’s Peer Mentoring Program, a research assistant to Professor Suparna Malempati, and a John Marshall Law School Lexis Associate. Additionally, Mr. Zahn  interns at the Nagel Law Firm, focusing on personal injury cases. This fall, Mr. Zahn  will further his practical experience as a third-year student practitioner under the Student Practice Act with the Hall County Solicitor General’s Office.In Fall 2023, Mr. Zahn  wrote his Legislative Summary on Senate Bill 62. a bill aimed at compelling Georgia counties and cities to enforce certain outdoor camping policies, prohibiting the transfer of unhoused individuals from one locale to another, and establishing an audit of all federal funds coming into the state that have been spent on programs that are supposed to assist unhoused citizens. In Spring 2024, Mr. Zahn  wrote his case note on Elements Distribution, LLC v. State of Ga, a case that focused on the legality and classification of Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC infused products, specifically food products. Mr. Zahn  is thrilled to have been selected for the Executive Board of the Atlanta John Marshall Law Journal, where he looks forward to contributing to the publication’s success.

Morgan Knowles

Co-Executive Legislative & Recent Case Summaries Editor

Ms. Knowles was born and raised in McDonough, Georgia. She attended Kennesaw State University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her time at KSU, Ms. Knowles served as team captain of the Model NATO team, served on the board for the Society for Global Diplomacy, and assisted students as a supplemental instructor for American Government. 

After graduating, Ms. Knowles worked as a paralegal for multiple law firms in Atlanta. After several years in the field, she chose to attend Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School – beginning the same day her daughter, Evie, began Kindergarten. 

Throughout law school, Ms. Knowles has served as a student bar association representative, received a CALI award for Contracts I, and has been named to the Dean’s List. During her first year serving on the Law Journal, Ms. Knowles wrote her legislative summary on H.B. 458, relating to the farming and sale of hemp products in Georgia. During the Spring of 2024, she wrote a case summary on Bowman v. State of Georgia, where the failure to administer a jury oath resulted in a reversal of the defendant’s purported convictions.  

During her free time, Ms. Knowles enjoys spending time with her daughter Evie, fiancé Dillon, and her animals. She is an avid believer in the “beach heals all,” and hopes one day she will retire on a warm, white, sandy beach. After graduation, Ms. Knowles hopes to return to her previous employer, Brooks Injury Law, where she can continue to assist and represent injured parties.

Elissa Codrea

Symposium Editor

Elissa Codrea is a full-time 3L student in the J.D. program.  While at John Marshall she has earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing, Research, and Analysis I and II, and E-discovery.  Ms. Codrea is also a pupil with the Homer F. Drake Bankruptcy Inn of Court, as well as member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. 

As a staff editor during her 2L year, Ms. Codrea wrote her legislative summary on Senate Bill 99, which aimed to provide exemptions to the current certificate of need requirements in order to provide rural Georgians with better access to health care by removing the barriers medical providers face when attempting to build new facilities or upgrade outdated medical equipment.  Continuing with the Journal, Ms. Codrea has been elected as Symposium Editor and is looking forward to executing an insightful and stimulating CLE program in Spring of 2025.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Codrea graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Communications.  After moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, she spent 13 years with MedFinManager as a Senior Facilitator and Manager of the Mass Torts division, facilitating lien based medical care for third party liability cases.  During her tenure with MedFinManager she coordinated more than 750 orthopedic surgeries for uninsured and underinsured clients enabling them to return to their pre-accident lives as contributing members to society.  

Ms. Codrea is an avid bibliophile and equestrian, and when not reading or riding, can be found working on the family farm in Dahlonega and managing its 5-star rated VRBO rental property.

Hailey Tegeder

Internet and Online Presence Editor

Hailey Tegeder graduated from Kennesaw State University magna cum laude with a B.S. in Political Science. Ms. Tegeder was co-captain of KSU’s Mock Trial Team and worked for the University as a Supplemental Instruction Leader, where she conducted study sessions to assist students taking POLS 1101 (American Government) to deepen their understanding of course content and develop study strategies. 

While at John Marshall, Ms. Tegeder has earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Writing, Research, and Analysis I, Contracts I, and Torts II. She has continued assisting students in their academic development by acting as a TA for Legal Writing, and has also externed for the Homeless Veterans Clinic where she represented homeless veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes. Ms. Tegeder’s work with the Clinic included achieving a dismissal for a veteran accused of stealing food, preventing a probation revocation that would have resulted in five years of jail time.
As a staff editor, Ms. Tegeder wrote a legislative summary on Senate Bill 222, which prohibits local governments from accepting donations for election administration, and a case note on Gates v. State, a Georgia Supreme Court Case that held it was a violation of the right to privacy for the police to use an ex-parte court order, rather than a warrant, to obtain a defendant’s medical records. Ms. Tegeder looks forward to her position on the Editorial Board, where she hopes to help the Journal flourish and contribute to the legal community.

Jesse Moore

Executive Research Editor

Jesse Moore is a 4L student in the part-time J.D. program. He earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Armstrong State University, now known as Georgia Southern University.

Mr. Moore has been named to the Dean’s List and has received the CALI Awards for Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Death Penalty, American Constitutional History, Constitutional Law I, International Business Transactions, Legal Writing, Research, & Analysis I & II, Business Organizations, Contracts II, and Torts I. He is also a competitor on the AJMLS Mock Trial team. 

As a staff editor of the John Marshall Law Journal, Mr. Moore wrote his legislative summary on House Bill 120, a bill that expanded the issuance of driving permits for individuals previously adjudicated guilty of driving under the influence. Mr. Moore also wrote a case note on Green v. State of Georgia, a case in which the Georgia Supreme Court overruled decades of its own precedent by deciding that a criminal defendant’s guilty plea could stand despite the judge’s failure to advise the defendant of all the right waived when pleading guilty.

As Executive Research Editor working under the guidance of Law Journal Faculty Advisor, Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta, Mr. Moore aims to collaborate closely with the Editorial Board to advance scholarly research and publication excellence within the Law Journal. Inspired by the achievements of his predecessors, Mr. Moore is dedicated to enhancing the journal’s impact through meticulous research, robust editorial support, and innovative digital presence initiatives, ensuring the growth of legal writing and research skills among all members.

Mr. Moore resides in Gwinnett with his wife, Carolina, and his son, Samuel.