Judge E.R. Lanier

Adjunct Professor


Municipal Court Judge - Monticello, Georgia


A.B., University of North Carolina
M.S., Georgia State University
J.D., Emory University
LL.M., University of Georgia
M.A., Georgia College & State University

Courses Taught

Georgia Practice and Procedure

Career Highlights

Judge E.R. Lanier is a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and, during the late 1960’s and early 70s, he saw active duty in Europe, the United States, and Asia, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat for service in the Republic of Vietnam. Returning home, he practiced law in Atlanta with the firm of Gambrell, Russell, Killorin, Wade & Forbes until he established a firm in Buckhead in the early 1970s.

Lanier has served the faculty and students of Georgia State University since 1977, and currently serves as Municipal Court Judge for the city of Monticello, Georgia.

Active in the fields of procedure and international and comparative law, Lanier has served as visiting professor at a variety of schools abroad, including the University of Bielefeld in Germany (1978-1979); Westminster College (Oxford, England, 1983); the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (Paris, France, 1983); the University of Warsaw (2000; 2004); and the University of Linz in Austria, where he appeared intermittently throughout the 1990s.

In 1994, in recognition of his extensive background and activity in international and comparative law, Lanier was named an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law headquartered in Paris. He was elected chair of the Section on International Legal Exchange of the American Association of Law Schools for the year 2003-2004.