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IP Community Service Awards: Honoring Those Who Get the Job Done

“It’s not about finding the time, they just get it done,” is how Wade Walker (J.D.’09), with Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan LLP, introduced the 2014 Intellectual Property Community Service Award recipients.

Recipient Elizabeth Lester (J.D.’05), with Sutherland, volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. where she helps to raise funds for blood… more »

Nominate a Public Service Hero for the 2015 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Each year we select a Georgia attorney who exemplifies the commitment to public service… more »

Dickson (J.D. ’14) on Assisting Refugees, Asylum Seekers

Ever since Kai Dickson (J.D. ’14) was little, she aspired to be a lawyer.

She considered becoming a real estate attorney; however an exhibit on human trafficking at an Atlanta conference changed everything.

“Now, my ultimate desire is to be a federal prosecutor in Atlanta handling human trafficking,” Dickson says.

Her recent externship with the… more »

Fall 2014 Magazine News Briefs

Justice Stevens: Data Collection ‘Price We Pay’

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens weighed in on the government’s storing of telephone metadata, calling it the price society pays, during the 53rd Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture at Georgia State University College of Law on April 16.

Justice Stevens, who retired in 2010, says… more »

Khosla (J.D. ’14) on Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Anjali Khosla (J.D. ’14) enjoys helping people navigate the legal process.

Through her work in Georgia State Law’s Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic or her externship with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, she helped others while building skills to serve her career. AVLF has been working for more than 30 years to provide… more »

Rhymer (J.D. ’14) on Spreading the Message

A law class sparked Sunshine Rhymer’s (J.D. ’14) interest in doing juvenile work and, eventually, her commitment to the Truancy Intervention Project.

After her disability discrimination class, she sought out and joined the project for the fall semester last year. When it ended, she stayed for more experience helping and presenting cases in the spring.

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Orris (J.D. ’14) Pushing Access to Healthy Foods

Sustainable foods and the environment are at the heart of what propelled Karissa Orris (J.D. ’14) to attend law school. So it’s no surprise she’s been immersed in volunteer and internship opportunities that have fed those interests.

Orris worked at GreenLaw, a nonprofit, public interest law firm that works with underprivileged communities; the Environmental Protection Agency;… more »

Bilimoria (J.D. ’15) is a Force Among Us

Most of us would spend our few free moments on the couch vegging out over reality television, but not Sheila Bilimoria (J.D. ’15). Earlier this year, she spent 17 hours per week in classes, worked an externship with Justice Robert Benham at the Georgia Supreme Court and a job in the Office of Admissions. She’s… more »

Nobles (J.D.’15) Taking on Indigent Defense

Renard Nobles (J.D. ’15) is passionate about indigent defense. So it is only natural he feels at home in his recent work for Georgia Justice Project, and at the DeKalb Public Defender’s office, where he spent an externship last summer.

“The overall aim is to have a positive impact on all areas of people’s lives… more »

Hocking (J.D. ’15) Advocating for Seniors

Fuery Hocking (J.D. ’15) entered law school wanting to be an advocate and help people, “a simple idea but an important one.” His experiences working with the Senior Citizens Law Project for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society will shape his future as an attorney.

Atlanta Legal Aid provides referrals and legal representation to people who… more »

 
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