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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant Attends "Are We Our Mother’s Law Students?" At UGA Law School


Atlanta – April 14, 2009 – Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, attended a lecture given by Felice Batlan, Assistant Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law on April 9, 2009, at the Dean Rusk Building.

Batlan’s lecture discussed “Women’s Law School Experiences and an Agenda for Action.” Batlan is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Smith College and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard Law School.

The program was sponsored by the Women Law Students Association of the University of Georgia.

Here’s the gist of the talk:

Batlan related that there had been nineteen studies done on women’s law school experiences prior to her study. She found that women tend to not speak up as frequently as men in class, especially the first law school year. Women tended to be less satisfied with their overall law school experiences compared to men, and reported satisfaction that they had successfully completed law school when finished.

Batlan’s work, which explores interactions between law and gender in the nineteenth and twentieth century, has appeared in numerous law reviews and history journals.

Changes to improve women’s experiences are underway at some of the lesser well known law schools, not the Ivy League institutions. A lively Q & A session followed the lecture and adjourned to a reception, also attended by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears and her audience.

Georgia Chief Justice Talk Next Door:

Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears spoke to a group of 150 and warned that the institution of marriage is in danger of becoming a privilege of middle and upper classes, noted the Athens Banner Herald newspaper, April 10, 2009.

“More than 60 percent of cases in Georgia superior courts deal with family and children issues such as divorce, custody and child support, she said – more than all other cases combined.” Sears believes that courts and society should work to strengthen the institution of marriage while continuing to protect children.

Quoting a Washington Post columnist, Sears said “family breakdown is the source of most of the ills of American society.” Sears spoke at the UGA School of Law.

Buddenhagen says she was honored to meet the distinguished speakers, Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears and Attorney Felice Barton.


Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, owns Buddenhagen & Associates. She has a 30-year clinical nursing background in hospitals, including critical care. Her firm provides legal assistance to Atlanta area law firms for medically related cases.

For more information, go to Contact Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, for a free initial consultation: 770-725-2997 or email at


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