B.A., Rhodes College
J.D., University of Georgia
Anatomy of a Mergers & Acquisitions Deal
Corporate Counsel Externship
Business Ethics Seminar
Carol Morgan joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2008 to aid the school in developing a Business Law and Ethics Program and to teach transactional skills-based courses. She also coaches the law school's Negotiation Competition Team.
Morgan previously served as president of National Service Industries, where she enjoyed a 25-year career. Prior to becoming president, Morgan was a member of NSI's legal department and served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Her particular areas of focus included mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, corporate ethics and compliance programs, and the management of complex litigation.
Prior to joining NSI, Morgan practiced for two years as an associate with Cofer, Beauchamp, Hawes and Brown in Atlanta. During that time, she co-authored two books on probate law and guardianship law in Georgia. She is also the editor of Ignorance is No Defense, A Teenager's Guide to Georgia Law (2007) and Ignorance is No Defense, A College Student's Guide to North Carolina Law (2010).
Morgan served as co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section's Business Law Education Committee from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, Morgan received the law school's inaugural Eleanor C. Lanier Award for Excellence in Clinical Education and, in 2021, she received the Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills at Emory University.
Morgan earned her bachelor's degree with distinction from Rhodes College and her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:
Learning to be More than a Lawyer, 53 Ga. L. Rev. Online 26 (2019)
Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations, 20 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 429 (2018) (with E.J. Gouvin, K.M. Koops, J.E. Moliterno and C.D. Newman).
Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations, Sixth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2018).
Teaching Communication Skills in Transactional Simulations, Workshop on Teaching, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2017).
Strategies for Designing and Integrating Transactional Simulation Capstone Courses into the Curriculum, Workshop on Teaching, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, FL (2016).
Making the Grade: A Guided Discussion Regarding Assessing Learning Outcomes in Transactional Skills-Based Classes, Conference on Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (2016).
Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Transactional Skills Courses, 18 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 601 (with C. Newman) (2016).
Ethical Issues for Transactional Attorneys Here and Abroad, 15 Transactions: Tenn. J.Bus. L. 593 (2014) (with C. Gofoth, C. Plump & U. Rodrigues).
Across the Curriculum: Integrating Transactional Skills Instruction, 14 Transactions: Tenn. J.Bus. L. 383 (2013) (with J. Whitney, L. Johnson & R. Rawson).
Teaching Business Ethics in Law School, Conference on Teaching Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Provo, UT, (February 2013).
Corporate Counsel Externship Inside and Out, Conference on Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, (November 2012).
Corporate Counsel Externship Inside and Out, AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills (January 2012).
Special Questions on Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel, Corporate Counsel Section of the Atlanta Bar Association (March 2012).
Ethical Issues in Business and the Lawyer's Role, 12 Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law 37 (2011)
Ethical Issues in Business and the Lawyer's Role, Emory University School of Law Transactional Education: What's Next (June 2010).
Professionalism, Southeast Business Tax Forum (May 2010).