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Office of the Dean

  • Jace C. Gatewood

    Interim Dean and CEO

    jgatewood@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2601

    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Real Property; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Sales and Secured Transactions; Negotiations


    Education:

    A.B., Georgetown University
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


  • Judith Barger

    Associate Dean for Academic Administration

    jbarger@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2653

    Courses Taught:

    Criminal Law, Seminar: Death Penalty and Writing


    Education:

    B.S., Wright State University, magna cum laude

    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center


  • M. Scott Boone

    Associate Dean for Academic Programs

    sboone@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2638

    Courses Taught:

    Property, Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, and Internet Law


    Education:

    B.S., Texas Christian University
    J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
    LL.M., Temple University School of Law


  • Sheryl Harrison-Mercer

    Associate Dean of Student Affairs

    sharrison-mercer@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2681

    Courses Taught:

    Business Organizations; Contracts; Legal Drafting; Legal Research, Writing & Analysis I & II


    Education:

    B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University,summa cum laude
    M.B.A., Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University
    J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • Sarah D. Murphy

    Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement

    smurphy@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2600 ext. 3031

    Courses Taught:

    Introduction to the U.S. Legal Systems & Legal Method, Legal Methods, Mastering Legal Skills, Writing for MPT


    Education:

    B.A., Louisiana State University

    J.D., Ave Maria School of Law, cum laude


  • Dr. Bridgett Ortega

    Associate Dean of Career Services and Professional Development

    bortega@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2678

    Education:

    B.A., San Jose State University

    M.A., University of Phoenix

    J.D., Lincoln University Law School

    D.M., University of Phoenix


  • Erika Murray

    Executive Assistant to the Dean

    emurray@johnmarshall.edu

    (678) 916-2603

    Education:

    B.B.A, University of West Georgia

    M.B.A., University of Florida


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