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Graduates Excel with February 2015 Bar Results

The February bar passage rate for Georgia State University College of Law was at 93 percent for first-time test-takers well ahead of the overall state rate of 72.7 percent.

“We are pleased and proud with our students’ performance on the bar exam,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “They consistently… more »

Class of 2015: Amber Bishop, Chemist and Epidemiologist Now Attorney

Amber Bishop (B.S.’05, J.D. ’15) never considered going to law school. She loved science and started her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as an analytical research chemist, then as an epidemiologist and member of the Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team for the Influenza Division.

“I assisted with the… more »

Class of 2015: Joshua Joel to Join 11th Circuit as Staff Attorney

Prior to attending Georgia State Law, Joshua Joel (J.D. ’15), a father of four, attended Rabbinic Seminary in Israel for a number of years and attained rabbinic ordination. He considered law school as a natural transition from his rabbinic law studies.

“I am career-driven and wanted a career that would be rewarding and meaningful, played… more »

Class of 2015: Matthew Johnson, Music Teacher, Pursues His Love of Law

A teacher in the Fulton County school system since 1996, Matthew Johnson (J.D. ’15) contemplated law school. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, he put that plan on hold. When she passed away in 2009, Johnson decided it was time to make a change.

“I realized that it was now or never,… more »

Class of 2015: Kyle Jackson Trades Football for Legal Briefs

Law wasn’t Kyle Jackson’s (J.D. ’15) first career choice – he planned to play football. His future looked bright as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, but plans for a lengthy athletic career were cut short when he injured his foot and had reconstruction surgery.

“I came back from… more »

No. 47

Posted On May 20, 2015
Categories Rankings

In May 2016, the college was ranked No. 47 by the legal blog, Above the Law. Above the Law focuses on outcomes in developing a top 50 ranking. Employment data, large firm placement, federal clerkship placement and tuition/cost were the key metrics used.

Ode to the Urban Life Building

The Hooding Ceremony on May 15 marks the end of yet another successful year at Georgia State Law. What is different about this year is that it is our last in Georgia State University’s Urban Life Building. While we are all excited about moving into our beautiful new building and all of the tremendous opportunities… more »