Savannah Law School’s commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. A champagne toast will take place after the event. There are no tickets to attend.
Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia will deliver the commencement address in commemoration of the 2016 graduating class.
About Justice Carol W. Hunstein
Justice Carol W. Hunstein was appointed to the Supreme Court in November 1992 by then Governor Zell Miller. She is the second woman in history to serve as a permanent member of the Court. In 1984, Justice Hunstein won election to the Superior Court of DeKalb County. Before serving on the bench, Justice Hunstein was in private practice. She has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 1976.
As a superior court judge, she was involved at the county, state and national levels. She chaired many DeKalb County Committees including the Alimony and Support Unit Committee, the Diversion Center Committee, the Probation Committee and the Domestic Violence Task Force.
In 1989, then Chief Justice Marshall appointed her to Chair the Georgia Commission on Gender Bias in the Judicial System, which delivered its report to the Supreme Court in 1991. She is a previous district director of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and chaired the local host committee for the NAWJ 1995 Annual Conference, which was held in Atlanta.