Carol D. Newman

Transactional Professor of Law

Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-2658
Address 324 Hulston Hall
Education AB, Sweet Briar College, '71
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, '81
JD, Duke University School of Law, '85

Areas of Expertise

  • Experiential Learning in Transactional Law
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching in Transactional Law
  • Transactional Law Education

About Carol Newman

Carol D. Newman is a transactional professor of law. Before joining the law school, she was a professor in the practice of law at Emory University School of Law, where she also served as executive director of Emory’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice. In 2012 she co-chaired Emory Law’s Third Biennial Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills, “Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice.”

In 2018 Professor Newman was the inaugural winner of the Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. This Award, announced by Emory University School of Law at its Sixth Biennial Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills, honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of transactional law and skills education.

Professor Newman is a retired partner from Powell Goldstein LLP, where she served as the firm’s director of corporate/transactional training and chair of its corporate training committee. While at Powell Goldstein, she developed transactional skills simulation programs and corporate training seminars for associates. In her practice, she focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance and general corporate and business law. Her mergers and acquisition practice included negotiated business acquisitions and financing for both public and privately owned companies in a variety of industries.

From 2009-12 Professor Newman served as co-chair of the Business Law Education Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  Professor Newman has also served on the Third Year Advisory Board at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she taught in the transactional skills immersion program.

Before beginning her legal career, Professor Newman earned a PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her undergraduate teaching experience includes three years at Bridgewater College and a year at Sweet Briar College. She also completed an administrative internship, sponsored by the Carnegie Corp., in academic administration for women in higher education at Skidmore College.

A past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG-Atlanta), Professor Newman is a former board member of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, OnBoard (formerly the Board of Directors Network) (Atlanta), and The Women’s Finance Exchange (Atlanta).

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