Realtor to Attorney: Babino Works for Healthy Housing

Justin J. Babino (J.D. ’16, B.A. ‘07) was accepted into the highly competitive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of General Counsel’s 2016-2017 Legal Honors Program. Through a rotational program within the Office of General Counsel, new attorneys gain exposure to the broad array of legal work within HUD.

As an undergraduate… more »

Childs (J.D. ’02) Runs for Cobb County Superior Court Open Seat

Kim Child’s determination to make a difference is in part why the Georgia State Law graduate is running for a Cobb County Superior Court seat, which will open with the retirement of Judge Adele Grubbs next year. The four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2017.

As the daughter of former Methodist missionaries, a strong sense… more »

How the Justice System Fails Us After Police Shootings

Two weeks ago, the police officer who shot Laquan McDonald in Chicago was charged with first-degree murder. Since then, the police superintendent was fired, and the Department of Justice announced that it will begin a large-scale investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, one of the police officers charged in the… more »

Students’ Demand for Diverse Faculty is a Demand for a Better Education

Recent demands for a more diverse faculty at the University of Missouri are being echoed by student activists at universities across the country. Inspired by calls for reform at Mizzou, 400 Virginia Commonwealth University students, faculty and alumni convened a forum on the scarcity of black faculty. Hundreds of Yale students called… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Yolanda Travis Receives 2015 Girth Staff Achievement Award

“I always smile when I see Yolanda [Travis] because she has a joyful, friendly spirit,” said Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate clinical professor and director of experiential education at Georgia State Law. Yolanda Travis, PC Systems specialist/Help Desk manager, received the 2015 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award at the annual holiday luncheon.

The award… more »

The Role of Law in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, is a time to reflect on how far the United States and world populations have come since the disease was first identified in 1981, as well as what we still need to do to respond to the epidemic.

Others can talk about the scientific achievements that have helped stem the… more »

Donating Coats and Giving Hope: Students Help Homeless

Students Organize Clothing and Hygiene Kit Drive

“You’re not just giving me a coat, you’re giving me hope.” These words from a homeless man stuck with Siri Yellamraju (J.D. ’16) long after she and fellow Georgia State Law students Kelly Ghassemieh (J.D. ’16) and Faryn Wallace (J.D. ’16) gave clothing and hygiene kits to about… more »

Moot Court Team Fares Well at Macon LEAP Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s Moot Court team advanced to quarterfinals at the Legal Ethics and Professionalism (LEAP) Moot Court Competition on Nov. 12-14 at Mercer University School of Law in Macon.

The team of Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17), Chris Guthrie (J.D. ’17) and Peter Skaliy (J.D. ’17) was coached by Chris Daniels… more »