Carol Morgan

Clinical Professor & Business Law and Ethics Program Director

B.A., Rhodes College
J.D., University of Georgia


Business Negotiations
Anatomy of a Mergers & Acquisitions Deal
Corporate Counsel Externship
Business Ethics Seminar

Biographical Information: 

Carol Morgan joined Georgia 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.

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).

She earned her bachelor's degree with distinction from Rhodes College and her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia.

Publications & Activities


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 Instruction14 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).