Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »

Lathrop (J.D. ’13) Recognized for Exceptional Service to College

Sarah Lathrop (J.D. ’13), assistant director of admissions, received the 2017 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, which is given annually in recognition of Georgia State Law staff members who have given exceptional service to the college, Georgia State University, the public or who have achieved important professional development goals.

“Sarah is a… more »

Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Nguyen (J.D. ’09) Recognized with Law and Justice Awards

In November, the Women Works Media Group named Ana Maria Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Phi Nguyen (J.D. ’09) as 2017 Law & Justice Women of the Year Honorees. The award recognizes the Georgia State Law alumnae’s devotion to public interest and the high level of professionalism and integrity they’ve exhibited in their careers.

Nguyen, litigation director, Asian… more »

December Graduates ‘We’re So Proud of You’

“Just because you are graduating, that doesn’t mean that our relationship is ending,” Associate Dean for Student Affairs Kelly Timmons said to the December graduates at a celebration luncheon at the Commerce Club on Dec. 15. “We can’t wait to see what you do with your hard-earned law degree. We’re so proud of you.”

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Lester Testifies About IRS Reform at House Ways and Means Subcommittee Meeting

Tameka Lester, associate director of the College of Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and assistant clinical professor, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Dec. 13 in Washington, D.C. The hearing was on Internal Revenue Service reform.

“It was such an honor… more »

Head of Arbitration Center Stepping Down for Management Post at Law Firm

Shelby Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University College of Law, will leave his position on Jan. 1 to become a managing member of the Atlanta office of his firm, Miller & Martin, and lead its international commercial dispute resolution practice.

The center, through… more »

Legal Analytics Lab Partners with Atlanta Firm to Build Predictive Model in Civil Employment Cases

Georgia State University’s Legal Analytics Lab has a sprint project planned with an Atlanta employment law firm, Barrett & Farahany, to build a model to predict the outcome of various types of employment-related cases filed in federal district court. The sprint will take place during the spring semester.

Charlotte… more »

Georgia State Law Expands LL.M. Program, Adds Concentrations in IP Law, Environmental and Land-Use Law

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law is adding two concentrations, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental and Land-Use Law, to its master of laws (LL.M.) program in August 2018.

These concentrations join the Health Law, General Studies and Foreign-Trained Lawyer tracks in the LL.M. program. Since its introduction in fall 2015,… more »

Georgia State Law Professor Partners with High School Students

Timothy Lytton, associate dean for faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law, helped members of the Young Israel of Toco Hills examine and compare the preambles to three of history’s most important legal documents: the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments and the U.S. Constitution, during a Nov. 19 session on Thanksgiving and… more »

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Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »