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Marissa McCall Dodson Named Law Week 2017 Keynote Speaker

Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the Law Week 2017, an annual tradition at Georgia State Law. Dodson will address “Georgia’s Criminal Justice System: Mass Incarceration and Achieving Racial Justice,” at noon Wednesday, April 5,… more »

A Day in the Life

Posted On March 30, 2017
Categories CLHS, Home News

To provide students a glimpse into “A Day in the Life of a Health Law Attorney,” the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section hosted a panel discussion for Georgia State Law students in March. Panelists included Keith Mauriello, assistant general counsel with WellStar Health System, Brian McEvoy (J.D. ’97), a shareholder with Polsinelli LLP… more »

Lester Training Volunteers for United Way Tax Program

In her work at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tameka Lester, associate director and clinical assistant professor, assists low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, often because forms are filled out incorrectly or claims that aren’t valid. Though her daily job is a form of giving back, Lester wanted to… more »

Students Explore Children’s Rights in Costa Rica

Spending part of spring break learning about the lives, challenges, and hopes of people in immigrant squatter communities in San Jose, Costa Rica, prompted Jobena Hill (J.D./M.B.A. ’19) to reflect on what true success means.

“As law students, we are conditioned to focus on our grades, awards, rankings and titles – as they are what… more »

Honoring a Legal Legend, Cook, with the Ben F. Johnson Award

Past and present Georgia Supreme Court justices, a former governor, members of the Defense Bar of Georgia, Georgia State University College of Law alumni, faculty and students, the president of Georgia State, and many others gathered Thursday to recognize and honor the public service of Georgia attorney and legend, Bobby Lee Cook, who received… more »

Spring Time Fun in Atlanta

Posted On March 23, 2017 by Julio Perez-Bravo (B.A. ’15/J.D. ’18)

Springtime not only brings warmer weather to the city of Atlanta, but also an array of diverse events that suits almost everyone’s needs.

Check out the list of events below:

1. Atlanta Fair, February 24 – April 2 Come out to the fair and ride the ferris wheel, the Flying Dutchman, or the 45-foot Ring… more »

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) Publishes 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 »