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The Trump Court: What’s Next for the Highest Court in the Land

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States came as a surprise to many. Regardless of one’s political leanings, most people agree that Trump has at least one important job to do, and he needs to do it soon.

Justice Antonin Scalia, a member of the Supreme Court since 1986, passed away… more »

STLA Team Wins 2016 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17), Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Robert Noens (J.D. ’18) and Hunter Rodgers (J.D. ’18) won the Nov. 18-20 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The team went undefeated the entire weekend, beating the University of Georgia,… more »

Jerri Nims Rooker (J.D. '03)

From The Law Alumni President: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

“She was bold, she was brave, she was stubborn, she was smart.” At first, “stubborn” seems out of place among the other laudable qualities. These qualities were repeated by my daughter and other students throughout their play about Sarah Hale’s role in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to add Thanksgiving as America’s third nationally celebrated holiday.

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‘Your Duty is to Do Justice’ LaGrua Tells Class of 2016 at Swearing-In Ceremony

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but something to be achieved,” said Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) with the Superior Court of Fulton County, to the class of 2016 before swearing them into practice on Nov. 17.

“Today is… more »

Segall on Storm Clouds over SCOTUS

Posted On November 14, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

It has been a rough year for the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly in February. That very night, the Senate Majority Leader announced that the seat would remain vacant until the next President took office, which meant an incomplete Court for the remainder of the 2015-16 term and… more »

Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »

Georgia State Law Inducted 64 Alumni into New Coif Chapter

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Order of the Coif chapter inducted 64 alumni in a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10. The new members were sworn in by Mary F. Radford, professor of law and president of the Georgia State chapter. The Order of the Coif recognizes law students who rank in the… more »

IP LawMeet Team Receives Best Draft at National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team earned best draft in the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property LawMeet National Rounds, held virtually on Nov. 4. Before advancing to the national competition, the team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition.

For the competition,… more »

Professor, Alumnae Perform in Atlanta Bard Show’s ‘Mock the Vote’ Nov. 10-12

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Bard Show returns on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 10-12, with a timely production, “Mock the Vote,” at SCADShow theatre. The original musical theatre production is written, produced and performed by more than seventy local lawyers and judges.

Mock the Vote When: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 10-12 Matinee: 2 p.m.… more »

IP LawMeet Team Advances to National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition on Oct. 21. They also were selected to compete in the National Rounds, held virtually Nov. 4.

As part of the competition, Steven Williams (J.D. ’17), Seth Meyerson (J.D. ’17)… more »