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Margo A. Bagley, JD

Vice Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law

Margo A. Bagley is vice dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. She rejoined the Emory faculty in 2016 after a decade at the University of Virginia, School of Law, where she was most recently the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law. In fall 2022, she is the Hieken Visiting Professor in Patent Law at Harvard Law School. Bagley is a well-known and widely cited scholar on a variety of international intellectual property topics and is one of the foremost experts on international patent law issues.  At Emory, her courses include Domestic and International Patent Law, Trademark Law, and International Intellectual Property. She also co-developed the award-winning TI:GER® program (Technological Innovation Generating Economic Results), an innovative educational venture which brings together graduate students in law, business, science, and engineering to work on start-up projects and learn the process of transforming promising research into economically viable projects. »

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Mary Anne Bobinski, JD, LLM

Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law

Mary Anne Bobinski is dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. Before joining Emory Law, Bobinski was a professor at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, where she served as dean from 2003 to 2015. Previously, she was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Law and director of the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. Bobinski's research and teaching interests include torts, health law, healthcare finance, bioethics, legal aspects of HIV infection, and reproductive health law issues. She is co-author of a two-volume book series on medical ethics. Bobinski has also published a number of law review articles and book chapters on health law topics. Bobinski earned her LLM from Harvard Law School, her JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo 1987 and did her PhD coursework in Policy Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her bachelor of arts degree is from the State University of New York at Buffalo. »

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Lesley Carroll, JD

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Assessment, Professor of Practice

Lesley Carroll is a professor of practice. She teaches the year-long legal writing course, Introduction to Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication and Introduction to Legal Advocacy, and Evidence. Carroll graduated magna cum laude in from Hamilton College with a degree in English literature and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. After law school, Carroll practiced for more than eight years at Troutman Sanders LLP (now Troutman Pepper) in Atlanta. Her practice focused on intellectual property and general commercial litigation. »

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Mark Engsberg, JD, PhD, MA, MSLIS

Director of Library Services and Professor of Practice

Mark Engsberg is the library director and professor of practice at the MacMillan Law Library. Before coming to Emory Law, Mark Engsberg worked at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School for eight years, where he served as a reference librarian, as the international and foreign Law reference librarian and as head of reference. Engsberg is active in professional legal and law librarianship organizations. Since 2005, he has served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Legal Information, published by the International Association of Law Libraries. Engsberg received his master of science in library and information science degree, as well as a master's degree and a doctorate in English literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, and a bachelor's degree from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. »

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A. Kenyatta Greer, MA

Senior Director of Communication

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A. Kenyatta Greer is senior director of communication for the school of law. She is an honors graduate of Gonzaga University, where she earned a master's degree in communication and organizational leadership, and Georgia State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in print journalism. Over more than 25 years, she has developed her skills through careers in newspaper, magazine, public relations, and advertising environments, in addition to higher education. »


Erin Herting, MBA

Chief Business Officer

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Erin Herting is the chief business officer for Emory University School of Law. She has over 25 years of experience in financial and operational management. During this time, she has led organizational change, mentored staff, and leveraged technology to streamline business processes. Prior to joining Emory Law, Herting was the assistant dean for Administration and Finance for the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University and held positions in financial and business administration at the University of Iowa. Herting's educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Arizona State University as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. »


Kay Levine, JD, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law

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Kay Levine is an empirical scholar who examines how criminal law works in the real world, with an emphasis on state courts in the United States. Her research focuses in particular on how prosecutors make decisions in their cases; interpret ethical rules; structure relationships with victims, judges, and defense attorneys; and think about their careers, all across a wide range of specialties (such as drug crimes and sex crimes). Her courses and curricular interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure (both Police Investigations and Adjudication), Victimless Crimes, and the Colloquium Series Workshop. Levine joined the Emory faculty in 2003. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and received her JD from the University of California-Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal. She later earned both a master’s degree and a PhD in jurisprudence and social policy from UC Berkeley. Before joining Emory, Levine served as a law clerk for the Honorable David Alan Ezra, US District Court, District of Hawaii; as a deputy district attorney in Riverside County, California; as a criminal defense consultant; and as an adjunct faculty member of Boalt Hall. Since joining Emory, she has earned both the Most Outstanding Professor Award and the Emory Williams Teaching Award. »


Robert Parrish, JD

Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Students

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Robert Parrish returned the Emory Law faculty in the fall of 2023. Prior, he was Professor of Fundamentals of Lawyering at George Washington University School of Law. He taught legal writiing at Emory Law for seven years as associate professor of practice.

Parrish graduated cum laude from Indiana University-Bloomington where he studied History and African American Studies while also competing as a member of the university’s varsity football team. He holds a master’s degree from Duke University in history where he also worked as an archivist for the Behind the Veil Project—an extensive oral history archive of more than 1,400 interviews with African Americans who shared their stories of being raised and living in the Jim Crow south. 

Parrish received his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the law review and served as an articles editor. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Frank Sullivan Jr., at the Indiana Supreme Court and entered private practice after his clerkship with the Indianapolis firm, Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP. His work there focused on resolving complex commercial litigation matters. »


Natasha Patel, JD, MA

Assistant Dean for Career Development

Natasha Patel is assistant dean of the Career Center. She oversees the entire Career Center team, recruitment policies, and student professional development. She also advises students in their 3L year. She has more than 19 years of experience advising professionals and students. After working as an attorney at Morrison & Forester in Palo Alto, California, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, she transitioned to advising law students at Columbia Law School’s career development office, where she served as director and interim dean. She returned to her native Atlanta and joined Emory University School of Law in 2020. She holds a BA from the University of Georgia, JD from the University of California College of Law, San Francisco, and an MA. in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University. She is licensed to practice in California, New York, and Georgia.

Marshall Sampson, JD

Division Director of Human Resources

Marshall Sampson is the division director of human resources.  He has two decades of experience in human resources and non-profit management. Marshall began his career in Silicon Valley working in recruiting and employee relations for web hosting companies before transitioning to higher education. Prior to joining Emory Law in 2019, Sampson worked for a community college in Washington State where he was the vice president of human resources and legal affairs. He has a juris doctor from University of Miami School of Law and earned his bachelor of science in human resource management from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. »

Chaun Stores, PhD

Senior Director for Decision Support and Data Management

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Chaun Stores serves as the senior director for Decision Support and Data Management at Emory University School of Law, where he is responsible for assessing business intelligence needs, translating those needs into deliverables, and conducting cross-functional analytical research and modeling to support the school’s goals and objectives. Before joining Emory, he served as the Assistant Vice President for Decision Support & Analysis at West Virginia University and before returning to his alma mater, he served as the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania.  As a Presidential Management Fellow, W.E.B. Dubious Fellow, and an SREB Fellow, he earned his Ph.D. in political science from West Virginia University. Currently, he serves on the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Accreditation Board as a community representative, responsible for implementing the standards for the accreditation of education programs in behavior analysis.  As a social scientist by training, Stores is passionate about exploring opportunities where the combination of different data types can help inform evidence-based decision-making.

Kelly Woodford, JD

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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Kelly Collins Woodford is the assistant dean for student affairs. She graduated summa cum laude from Spring Hill College with a degree in political science and a minor in business. Woodford received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as senior editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Policy in International Business (now the Georgetown Journal of International Law). After graduation she practiced law in the Labor & Employment Law section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (now Morgan Lewis) in Washington, DC, and later practiced in the Mobile, Alabama offices of Adams & Reese LLP and The Kullman Firm. She left the full-time practice of law in 1999 to join the faculty of the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business law, employment law, current legal issues in business, and an honors seminar on the First Amendment and business. Her research interests focused primarily on labor and employment related topics. Most recently, Woodford spent six years as the associate dean of the Mitchell College. »