Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership appointments bear the name of Georgia's 74th Governor and 1948 School of Law alumnus Carl E. Sanders. They were created so law students could learn from individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in politics or other forms of public service.

Guest Scholar/Lecturer Course(s)/Lecture Date Audio/Video

Harold D. Melton, former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice


Representing the State

Spring 2022


Saxby Chambliss, former U.S. Senator Scholar Political Leadership and The Law Fall 2015/Fall 2016/Fall 2017/Fall 2018/Fall 2019 No
Lee A. Feinstein, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland Scholar Intervention and Sovereignty: Contemporary Issues in International and National Security Law Fall 2013 No
Pierre Howard, Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Scholar Law and Politics Spring 2011 No
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Scholar Judicial Supremacy Versus the Separation of Powers Spring 2009 No
Wyche Fowler Jr., former U.S. Senator Scholar The U.S. Congress and the Constitution Spring 2008 No
Paul E. Begala, prominent media personality and political consultant Scholar Law and Policy, Politics and the Press Fall 2007 No
Griffin B. Bell, former U.S. Attorney General and Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Lecturer U.S. Department of Justice Activities and its Hiring Practices April 2007 No
Cathy Cox, former Georgia Secretary of State Scholar Election Law, Law and Politics Spring 2007 No
Theodore W. "Ted" Kassinger, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce Scholar International Trade law and Policy Fall 2006 No
J. Maxwell "Max" Cleland, former U.S. Senator Scholar Law and Politics Spring 2005 No
George T. Smith, former Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Scholar Law and Politics Spring 2004/Fall 2004 No