Daisy Hurst Floyd

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Daisy Hurst Floyd (born July 9, 1956) is an American lawyer, law professor, and law school dean. She currently (as of March 2014) serves as dean of the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, United States.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Floyd attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College from 1973-75.[2] She then earned a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, and a master's degree in political science, both from Emory University in 1977. Floyd earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1980.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

Early in her career, Floyd worked as the director of the legal research and writing program at the University of Georgia School of Law. She also worked as an attorney for the firm Alston, Miller & Gaines, which now is known as Alston & Bird.[3]

Academic career[edit]

Floyd served as a professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law from 1990-04. She then served as dean of the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University from 2004-10; she was reappointed as dean in 2014 when her successor accepted another position with the university.[4][5] Floyd served as a senior professor at Mercer following her first term as dean and will continue to do so; she will serve as dean until a permanent replacement is selected.

Possible judicial nomination[edit]

On February 28, 2011, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Floyd was under consideration for nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the court had a vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr.[6] Floyd was not nominated and maintained her position as a law professor at Mercer.


Floyd's husband, Tim Floyd, is also a law professor at Mercer.[7][8] They have two children.[2]


  1. ^ a b [1] Archived April 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "Mercer University" (PDF). Mercer.edu. 2015-12-09. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ [2] Archived June 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Mercer University News". Mercer.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  5. ^ [3] Archived April 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Georgia politics and government news from the AJC". Ajc.com. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  7. ^ [4] Archived June 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ [5] Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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