Law Prof Explores the Art of the Law

Posted On November 10, 2009 by Renee DeGross Valdes
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While shooting guns with a target team years ago, Jessica Gabel was convinced she would be an FBI agent.

She even studied criminal justice and forensic science in college. It was quite a transition from Gabel’s theater roots.

“That was the Nancy Drew in me wanting to come out,” Gabel said. “I started off college… more »

A Legal First Aid

Posted On November 5, 2009 by Leah Seupersad
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With a lawyer stationed on the fourth floor of Children’s at Hughes Spalding hospital, Dr. Robert Pettignano doesn’t have to go far to help a child whose health care depends on solving legal problems.


Rebecca Propst has been working at the hospital since February as a health disparities fellow for Georgia State University’s Health… more »

One Legal Voice for Those Unheard

Posted On October 20, 2009 by Renee DeGross Valdes
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Mary F. Radford has spent nearly three decades teaching, writing, researching, and practicing the law of wills, estate, trusts, and guardianship.

But all that fuels another passion. She is a voice for those unheard.


Through her work, including rewriting Georgia’s Guardianship and Probate Codes, she is also helping to modernize laws for incapacitated adults… more »

Julian Juergensmeyer writes about the pros and cons of wind energy in new book

Posted On August 6, 2009
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ATLANTA – Will cities throughout the world one day harness the power of the wind to illuminate their homes and businesses? That possibility and the significant challenges wind farming poses, is the subject of a recently-published book co-authored by Georgia State University College of Law Professor Julian Juergensmeyer. 

Legal Systems and Wind Wind Energy (DJØF… more »

Legal Scholars Favor Appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as next Supreme Court Justice

Posted On July 5, 2009
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Direct link full-size video with B-rollATLANTA – Georgia State University professors and legal scholars Eric Segall, L. Lynn Hogue and Neil Kinkopf support Judge Sonia Sotomayor as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice and first Hispanic woman to be nominated to the nation’s highest court.

As Sotomayor goes through the confirmation hearings process in Washington,… more »