Dorothy Toth Beasley
Judge Beasley graduated from the Washington College of Law in 1964. As a student she participated in the Law Review.
She is a Senior Judge of the State of Georgia and serves as a mediator and arbitrator with Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service, Inc. in Atlanta. Until 1999 Judge Beasley served on the Court of Appeals for over fourteen years, including a two-year term as Chief Judge. Prior to that, she served as a trial judge for the State Court of Fulton County for seven years, and earlier as an Assistant U.S. Attorney following her years as an Assistant Attorney General of Georgia. In both capacities she served in the criminal divisions.
In 1993 American University presented Judge Beasley with the Lodestar Award. She was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by her undergraduate alma mater, St. Lawrence University. She was a member of the Board of Visitors, now Emeritus, of Georgia State University College of Law and the College’s International Connections Committee, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Advisory Board, and the Board of Visitors of Emory University. She is currently on the Dean’s Advisory Council at American University Washington College of Law and on the Alumni Board and EPIC Advisory Board of Emory University School of Law. She has participated in the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar, the Advisory Board of the ABA Central European & Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), and the Board of Trustees of the Southern Center for International Studies. She is on the Board of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and the Church Council the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, its Food Ministry Board and its committee to end sex trafficking of children. She is a co-founder of Atlanta's Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and served on the Board of the Food Bank. In May 2008 she was awarded a Master of Laws degree in International Law from Emory University School of Law and, in 1984, a Master of Laws degree in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia School of Law.