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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »