Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis Bar Assoc smallRebecca Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, where she has taught since 1994. She holds an M.A. from Georgia Southern University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. Davis is the founding and current director of Georgia Southern University’s Office of Pre-Law Advising. She serves as the Georgia Chair for the National Association of Women Judges, and is on the executive board of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors.

Davis’s scholarship focuses on judicial biography. Her latest book, Justice Leah Ward Sears: Seizing Serendipity, was released by the University of Georgia Chief Justice Leah Ward SearsPress on September 15, 2017. The book was featured in the National Law Journal: Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Discusses Path to the Bench, New Book (Sept. 28, 2017), the Fulton County Daily Report, the daily newspaper that covers Georgia law, trials, and law firms: Justice Sears on Her New Biography: ‘God Didn’t Put You Here to Fail’ (July 12, 2017), and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s daily news show On Second Thought.


Davis co-authored the biography Judge Faye Sanders Martin: Head Full of Sense, Heart Judge Faye Sanders MartinFull of Gold (Mercer University Press) and has published articles in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, The Justice Professional, Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, and the Georgia State Bar Journal.

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Last updated: 11/6/2017

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