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Professor Antoinette France-Harris

Associate Professor

Office: Clayton Hall T-109A
Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences


Antoinette France-Harris, J.D. is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies. She has been a licensed attorney since 1998. She began her legal career with a New York law firm where she specialized in corporate and estate planning matters. When she relocated to Georgia in 2002, initially, she worked in-house for a couple of Fortune 1000 companies; and then, she became a solo practitioner from 2003 to 2010. Her firm’s areas of specialization included real estate, corporate, estate planning, and family law transactions. In 2010, Prof. Harris began teaching Paralegal Studies full-time at Atlanta Technical College. Then, she acted as Department Chair there for two years before coming to Clayton State University in August 2014. Here, she has taught a number of courses including Intro to Law and Ethics, Civil Litigation, Legal Research & Writing, Real Estate, Wills, Family Law, Health Care Law, Administrative Law, Advanced Legal Research & Writing, Criminal Law/Procedures, and Judicial Process.


BA, History, Harvard University, 1992

MS, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1994

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997

Intellectual Contributions

Antoinette S. France-Harris, Teri D. Fields, Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration, Carolina Academic Press – July 2019

Antoinette S. France-Harris, Christie H Burton, Mara A Mooney, Putting Theory into Practice: Incorporating a Community Engagement Model into Online Pre-professional Courses in Law and Human Resource Management at a Minority-Serving Institution , Online Learning Journal – June 2019

Antoinette S. France-Harris, Keisha Hudson, “Saving the Liberal Arts and Humanities: Possible Solutions to the Decline in Enrollment”, The Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences – Spring 2018

Sheryne Southard, Joshua Meddaugh, Antoinette S. France-Harris, Can SPOC (Self-Paced Online Courses) Live Long and Prosper? A Comparison Study of a New Species of Online Course Delivery, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration – June 15 2015


Antoinette S. France-Harris, Sheryne Southard, Denise Allen, “Joint Venture: the Value of Student Research", Annual National Conference, American Association for Paralegal Education –  November 2020

Antoinette S. France-Harris, Keisha Hudson, "Teaching in a Multi-Generational Classroom", Professional Development Day, Atlanta Technical College –  August 2019

Elnora D Farmer, Francine Norflus, Antoinette S. France-Harris, Shandra McDonald, Picking up the PACE - Enhancing Student Learning Through Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (Proposal), The USG Teaching and learning conference, The University System of Geogia –  December 2018

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, University Hearing Panel, Committee Member –  August 16 2017 to Present

College, Scholar of the Year Committee, Committee Member –  December 2015 to Present

Department, Online Course Review Committee, Committee Member –  Fall 2017 to Present

Department, Faculty-Student Mentoring Committee, Committee Member –  September 2015 to December 2019