Eliminating Barriers to Justice CLE III: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

This CLE program, the third in a series of Eliminating Barriers to Justice presentations, will address justice challenges faced by: 1) persons with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, in civil and criminal matters and 2) Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing persons, generally, involved in in Georgia’s criminal justice… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Students Successfully Mediate Case Telephonically

Georgia State Law students participating in the Investor Advocacy Clinic represent investors in all aspects of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration proceedings, from initial client interviews through arbitration hearings, including telephonic mediation.

The terms of the standard agreement between brokers and their customers requires investors to arbitrate most claims before FINRA.… more »

What to Do in October? Check Out These Five Festivals

As the humidity fades and the leaves turn, fall in the South is a beautiful, if not a short-lived, opportunity for all sorts of outdoor occasions. With cooler weather approaching, there’s no shortage of events, fairs and festivals to take advantage of in the Atlanta area this October.

1. Georgia Blues & Roots… more »

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »

Segall: Alexander Hamilton and the New Supreme Court Term

As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, many court watchers have observed that the justices don’t have the usual front-page, nationally important cases on their docket.

By this time a year ago, the Supreme Court had already decided to hear controversial affirmative action, free speech and redistricting cases. Soon thereafter the… more »

James Mitchell

Mitchell Joins HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Supervising Attorney

James “Jimmy” Mitchell has joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a supervising attorney and brings a wealth of legal practice and research experience to his new role. Most recently, he was employed as an associate with Nall & Miller LLP. He defended both national and local corporations in governmental liability, constitutional law,… more »

‘Mind Full or Mindful?’ Scott to Kick Off 2016-17 Women Inspire Series on Oct. 4

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, will kick off this year’s Women Inspire Speaker Series on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Centennial Hall auditorium. Scott will present “Mind Full or Mindful? Bringing Mindfulness to Lawyers (And to Anyone Else Who Wants Less Stress and More Happiness in Their Lives),” from 12:30… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Partners with Secretary of State Office on Investor Education

Beginning this semester, Georgia State University College of Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic is partnering with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office to enhance investor education in Georgia.

“Our partnership is driven by the need for improved and more highly visible investor education,” stated Secretary Kemp. “We want to provide Georgians with dynamic resources that… more »

Samantha Jose (J.D. '17)

Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) Wins CLEA Outstanding Student Award

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) its Outstanding Student Award.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Tameka E. Lester nominated Jose for the award, which honors one student per law school who has excelled in a… more »

Powell (J.D. ’99) Elected Chair of State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section

Bonnie Powell (J.D. ’99), director of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic, serves as the chair of the State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, which promotes and facilitates negotiation, mediation, arbitration and methods other than traditional litigation for the resolution of legal disputes.

Powell has worked with the section and its chairs for… more »