Joanna Apolinsky

Associate Professor

(678) 916-2641


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; Agency; Conflicts of Law

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.

Professor Apolinsky’s article Rethinking Liability for Vaccine Injury, 19 CORNELL J.L. & PUB. POL’Y 537 (2010) (with Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in the majority opinion in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, 131 S.Ct. 1068 (2011).


The Antebellum Irony of Georgia’s Disguised Lex Fori Doctrine: O Where Have You Gone, Brainerd Currie?, 50 Cumberland L. Rev. 50 Cumberland L. Rev. 407 (2020) (with Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta)

The Boundaries of Fraud Under the Insider Trading Rules, 13 Fl. St. U. Bus. Rev. 1 (2014).

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).

Joanna B. Bossin, Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: Provide for Mental and Physical Examinations of Licensees in Cases of Suspected Incapacity, 13 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 287 (1996).

Joanna B. Bossin, Alimony and Child Support: Limit Issuance or Renewal of Licensees for Failure to Comply with Child Support Order, 13 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 127 (1996).