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, which authorizes her to sit in Georgia courts when called to a jurisdiction which needs additional or substitute assistance temporarily. She also currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator with Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service, Inc. 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, and as Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant Attorney General of Georgia in the Criminal Division.
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 is a member of the Board of Visitors of Georgia State University College of Law, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Advisory Board, and the Georgia State University College of Law International Connections Committee. 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 Inititiative (CEELI), and until recently, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Center for International Studies. She is also active with the Emory University Board of Visitors and the Church Council and the Executive Committee of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. She is a co-founder of Atlanta's Table, a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In May 2008 she was awarded a Master of Laws degree in International Law from Emory University School of Law, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984.