Justice Antonin Scalia’s death dramatically affected the Supreme Court, the course of constitutional law, and the entire country. But there is one person whose career and influence was changed the most the moment Justice Scalia passed away. One person who, in one sense, was Justice Scalia’s foe, but in another, a much-needed ally. That person… more »
Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws
The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation. How many “named” storms will there be before the season ends on Nov. 1? Will any of them strike the United States? If they do,… more »
In a 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury for the murder of Queen Madge White, a retired white schoolteacher.
For nearly 20 years,… more »
The Georgia State University College of Law new building, 85 Park Place, received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at a ceremony May 23.
The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the city of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of… more »
Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… more »
Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth continues to grow the number of Urban Fellows alumni, graduating sixteen students ready to make our cities better places to live and work.
“I really enjoyed the Urban Fellows Program because it provided countless opportunities to meet, learn from, and network with local professionals… more »
The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) honored Georgia State Law alumni, Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02) and Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) and professor, Natsu Saito, at its third annual gala on May 12.
“I am truly impressed with how GAPABA has grown… more »
Attorney Ralph Knowles, 71, died May 17 after a battle with brain cancer. Knowles, a partner at Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, was a litigator known for being a passionate champion of justice and equality.
“The legal community has lost a giant,” said Mary Radford, professor of law.
He… more »
Taylor Retires After 25 Years
Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, retires in June after spending nearly 25 years teaching at Georgia State Law. Her path to law was unconventional, though well suited for her personality.
Blasi Retiring After 30 Years
In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.