Georgia Supreme Court Presiding Justice Carol W. Hunstein delivered the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's commencement Saturday, May 19.
Hunstein's 1984 election to the Superior Court of DeKalb County made her the first woman ever to sit on the superior court bench in that county and one of the few female superior court judges in the state at the time. In 1992, she was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia by Gov. Zell Miller, making her the second woman in history to serve as a permanent member of that court.
Prior to serving on the bench, Hunstein was in private practice and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1976. She received her law degree in 1976 from Stetson University College of Law, after earning her bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University and her associate's degree from Miami-Dade Junior College.
In 1999, the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession presented Hunstein with the Margaret Brent Award for her achievements. In January 2006, she received the Commitment to Equality Award from the State Bar's Commission on Women and Minorities in the Profession.
Hunstein, Carol W., "Class of 2007 Commencement" (2007). Graduation Addresses. Paper 8.