Wilson to lead law school's career development office


Writer: Heidi Murphy, 706/583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu Contact: Susan Wilson, 706/542-6893, wilsonsj@uga.edu

Wilson to lead UGA law school career development office

Athens, Ga. – Susan J. Wilson recently became the University of Georgia School of Law’s executive director of career development, overseeing the school’s legal career services and professional development programs.

Georgia Law Dean Rebecca Hanner White said she was pleased that Wilson was able to join her team to lead the school’s important efforts in career services and professional development. “This is such a critical area for our students and the law school. I am confident Susan will bring fresh insights and make valuable contributions to these programs and the law school more generally.”

Prior to coming to Athens, Wilson was a partner in the Atlanta office of the law firm Alston & Bird, where her practice included negotiating mergers, acquisitions and other complex transactions, advising executive and board level management on corporate governance matters and performing internal investigations. Wilson was chair of the firm’s nationwide corporate transactions and securities practice from 2006 to 2011. While at the law firm, she also served as the law clerk for the City of Atlanta Board of Ethics and played a significant role in the Enron investigation.

Her other professional experience includes teaching as an adjunct law professor at Emory University and Georgia Law as well as serving as a judicial clerk for Judge J.L. Edmondson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Wilson is a graduate of Georgia Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting summa cum laude from Georgia State University.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws in U.S. Law and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.