J.D., Georgia State University
B.B.A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Clayton State University
M.S., Albany State University
Leila Lawlor is an assistant professor of the Legal and Ethical Environment of Business at Perimeter College of Georgia State University. She received her B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Georgia and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law, where she served as associate editor on the law review, as a community and tax clinic legal volunteer, and as student editor for a book written by Professor L. Lynn Hogue. During law school, she received the American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Constitutional Law and Research, Writing and Advocacy; the Outer Barrister Guild Award; and the Best Brief Award in a competition among Georgia law schools. After law school, Lawlor clerked for Judge Orinda Evans of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Lawlor practiced real estate law in metro Atlanta and then began teaching part-time while simultaneously serving as law clerk for Judge Wayne Purdom of the State Court of DeKalb County. When she discovered a passion for teaching, she returned to graduate studies, earning an M.B.A. with highest honors and an M.S. in Criminal Justice with highest honors in order to enrich her teaching.
Lawlor is a member of the American Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business, in which she serves as president. She is also an active member of several philanthropic educational societies and has received a teaching award for incorporating technology in her classroom. At Perimeter College, she has served as curriculum chair for business administration and is a member of the Faculty Senate.
Lawlor has published in Studia Iuridica, the law review of the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration, and has forthcoming publications in several peer reviewed journals
- Recognitions and Awards
Best Paper Award, 2016 Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business
President, 2016-17 Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
Best Presentation Award, 2014 Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Perimeter College Service Excellence Certificate, 2014
Two Perimeter College "Caught in the Act” Service Awards, 2014-15
Selected as Faculty Participant, Bridging Cultures: Difference, Community, and Democratic Thinking, 2013-14
Selected as Faculty Fellow, Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement & Service Learning, 2012
- Committees and Organizations
Chairperson, Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society
Perimeter Faculty Senate
Sponsor of ABLE Business Society
BUSA Curriculum Committee
Daffodil Festival Committee
Annual Symposium Committee
Earth Day Festival Committee
Planner and Organizer of Entrepreneurial Speaker Event, Business Etiquette Dinner and Dress for Success Event
Leila A. Lawlor, Phoenix Within a Phoenix: Google Campus Warsaw and the Fascinating, Intentional Rebirth of Warsaw’s Praga District, STUDIA IURIDICA, LAW REVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW FACULTY OF LAW AND ADMINISTRATION (2016).
Submitting for Publication:
Leila A. Lawlor & Susan L. Willey, Who’s Working for You? Leading Students through the Critical Business Determination of Whether Workers Are Employees or Independent Contractors.”
Leila A. Lawlor, How Are You Going to Pay for College? 149 THE COVINGTON NEWS (2014).
Leila A. Lawlor, Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education: Require a Moment of Quiet Reflection at the Opening of Each School Day; Prevent Prohibition of Student Initiated, Voluntary Prayer at Schools and School-Related Events, 11 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 187 (1994).
Leila A Lawlor, Women Key to Progress in Turkey, ATLANTA J. CONST., Sept. 2, 2010, at A19.