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PILA Auction Raises Over $17,000 to Fund Summer Fellowships

The 25th annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) auction raised more than $17,000 via a silent and live auction on Feb. 25.

All funds will be used to sponsor students working in unpaid voluntary public interest jobs this summer.

“The PILA auction is important to so many because it provides a financial assistance… more »

Online Resource Matches Attorneys with Pro Bono Opportunities

The state bar of Georgia’s Access to Justice committee recently launched a campaign to increase pro bono volunteerism among attorneys in Georgia. The goal of the campaign, “Due Justice. Do Fifty,” is to not only raise awareness of the importance of pro bono service, but also create an easy way for attorneys to find pro… more »

Marie Wilcox (J.D. '16)

Wilcox (J.D. ’16) Published in ABI Journal

The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal published “The Federal Student Loan Bubble,” by Marie Wilcox (J.D. ’16) in its February issue.

After taking visiting assistant professor of law Summer Chandler’s bankruptcy class, Wilcox became interested in student loan debt and bankruptcy. To fulfill her research writing requirement, she chose to… more »

Stephen B. Bright Joins College, Center for Access to Justice

Stephen B. Bright joined the faculty at Georgia State University College Law and its Center for Access to Justice this spring. A longtime champion of indigent defense, Bright began practicing law in 1975 and has built a national reputation for representing people facing the death penalty at trial and on appeal and advocating for… more »

Judge LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Awards Scholarships in Honor of Parents

Judge Shawn LaGrua’s (J.D. ’87) “My Journey Matters” program, formerly known as “My Life Matters,” awarded its first scholarships to two graduates pursuing higher education. Albert Hambrick and Joi Pippins were awarded the Brooks and Anne LaGrua Scholarship on March 17 .

“I just wanted to tell ya’ll to keep pushing, you can overcome anything,”… more »

Center for Access to Justice Launches Bridges Program

This spring, the Center for Access to Justice launched a program designed to “bridge” the gap between academics and practitioners working on issues of access to justice. Bridges is an opportunity for professors to share coffee and conversation with an interdisciplinary group comprised of other faculty, graduate students, and practitioners.  

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Ten Questions for Judge Neil Gorsuch

Posted On March 17, 2017 by By Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

On March 20, the Senate will begin the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch. Based on his meetings with a few Senate Democrats, it appears he will be reluctant, like most nominees, to answer any question relating to his specific views on already decided cases or the existing state of the law. This… more »

Panel Provides Overview of Transgender Rights Litigation

Giving an overview of the litigation landscape for transgender rights, Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice and student group OUTLaw presented a March 9 panel to a standing-room only crowd.

“This timely panel was enlightening and inspiring,” said Darcy Meals, assistant director of the Center for Access to Justice. “Too… more »

Part-Time Program Ranked No. 11 in Annual U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s part-time program jumped three spaces to No. 11 in a three-school tie in U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings, out of 79 accredited programs, in the annual graduate rankings released March 14. Overall, the college dropped from No. 57 to No. 65 in a seven-school tie, but remained at… more »