Marjorie L. Girth

Marjorie Girth

Title: Lawyer, Professor Emerita
Company: Georgia State University College of Law
Location: Buffalo, New York, United States

Marjorie Girth, Lawyer and Professor Emerita at the Georgia State University College of Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in legal education.

In preparation for her career, Ms. Girth attended Mount Holyoke College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1959. She continued her academic pursuits at Harvard University, graduating with an LLB in 1962, and began working in a private legal practice in Trenton, New Jersey, where she garnered experience for several years. In 1965, Ms. Girth accepted a position as a research associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington, where she remained for five years, and subsequently began her career in academia as an associate professor of law at the University at Buffalo School of Law. In 1979, she rose to the rank of a professor at the institution, serving for more than a decade, additionally holding the post of an associate dean from 1986 to 1987. Ms. Girth transitioned to the Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law in 1992 where she worked as a professor for more than 15 years and acted as a dean until 1996. Since her retirement in 2009, she has held the designation of professor emerita.

In addition to her professorial roles and work as an academic administrator, Ms. Girth also contributed to various organizations. She served the Supreme Court of Georgia as a member of the commission on access and fairness in the courts from 2004 to 2006 and a member of the commission on equality from 1995 to 2004, among other roles. She has also excelled in her written works, co-authoring “Bankruptcy Options for the Consumer Debtor” in 1981, as well as authoring “Poor People’s Lawyers” in 1976 and “Bankruptcy: Problem, Process, Reform” in 1971. For her achievements, Ms. Girth has received myriad honors and accolades, including a Distinguished Service and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Emory University School of Law in 2015. As a further testament to her success and stature, she has been featured in the 43rd edition of Who’s Who in the East as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the World.

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