Georgia State University College of Law Professor Jack Williams has been thrust in the media spotlight in recent weeks to discuss the nation’s deepening financial crisis and the turmoil on Wall Street.
Williams, resident scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute, has spoken with media outlets, including Bloomberg, ABC News, NPR Marketplace, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dow… more »
When a local government is trying to find revenue to fund the construction and improvement of public infrastructure, it often turns to impact fees levied on new development, using the money to offset the cost of the services required by that development.
But what effect do the fees, which may be ultimately passed on to… more »
Bringing with him a knowledge of Atlanta’s giving community and a knack for fundraising, John D. Harrison will join the Georgia State University College of Law this month as its senior director of development.
Harrison, an Atlanta native who has previously worked as a television sports producer for the UK’s Channel 4 and started his… more »
When businesses and nonprofits work with Georgia agencies to coordinate relief efforts in times of crisis, they can now be assured some level of liability protection thanks to new legislation that got its start in a Georgia State University College of Law classroom.
The Corporate Good Samaritan Act, as it’s informally known, was signed into… more »
Kimberly DeCarrera (J.D. ’06) knew not long after starting law school she wanted to run her own practice.
The Georgia State University College of Law graduate couldn’t predict at the time, however, that she would be setting up her business and family law practice just a few months after passing the bar exam.
On the same day Barack Obama made history by locking up the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, a group of 26 African-American high school students in Atlanta took an important step in securing their own futures through a program that will show them the path to a career in the practice of law.
With hundreds of friends and family members cheering them on from the stands, a spirited graduating class of 187 law students participated in the College of Law’s 2008 Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 9, at the Georgia State University Sports Arena.
The Juris Doctor candidates in their academic regalia paraded one by one to the stage,… more »
When asked in the summer of 1973 about the prospects for opening a new law school at Georgia State University, then-Gov. Jimmy Carter said he felt there was a need for a new law school in Atlanta, particularly one offering classes at night since the evening program at Emory University had closed. “However,” Carter said,… more »