In May 2017, the college was ranked No. 33 by the legal blog, Above the Law. Above the Law focuses on outcomes in developing a top 50 ranking. Employment data, large firm placement, federal clerkship placement and tuition/cost were the key metrics used.
Lower Tuition Combined with Higher Starting Salaries Earns College No. 2 Spot in ’20 Best Law Schools for Avoiding Six-Figure Student Debt’
Georgia State University College of Law is ranked the No. 2 best law school for those looking to minimize and repay their student loan debt, according to Student Loan Hero, an online site that helps… more »
Kendall L. Kerew, clinical assistant professor and Externship Program director, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in developing and teaching the Externship Seminar, which integrates experiential learning with professional identity formation.
“Professor Kerew’s groundbreaking work on professional identity formation in the Externship Course has received rave reviews from students… more »
Leslie E. Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, received the inaugural Steven J. Kaminshine Award for Excellence in Service at the May faculty meeting.
“The College of Law has a tradition of substantial faculty involvement in service activities, and we wanted… more »
Sakinah Noelle Jones (J.D./M.S.H.A ’17) received the Health Law Award at the 2017 College of Law Honors Day. This award, which includes a monetary gift sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia’s Health Law Section, recognizes outstanding student achievement in health law including academic performance, writing ability, experiential learning and involvement in the health law… more »
Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton will become associate dean for research and faculty development for Georgia State Law beginning July 1.
Lytton joined Georgia State Law in 2015. He teaches Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and his research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular… more »
Erin C. Fuse Brown, associate professor of law, received the 2017 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship, which recognizes faculty members who have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity within the previous two calendar years.
“Erin has become one of the leading voices on a number… more »
Members of the Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president, Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect, and A. Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) as treasurer for the 2017-18 term.
Both Vath and Iannarone served on the board last year, with Vath… more »
Georgia State University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth has launched an online journal, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which will serve as a tool for lawyers, planners, policy-makers and scholars in metropolitan regions around the world.
The journal is a resource for those grappling with growth-related… more »
Georgia State University College of Law graduates passed the February bar exam with a 70.6 rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the overall state rate of 53.9 percent.
“Our students earned the highest pass rate among all exam takers and the second highest among first-time test takers. They also had the highest average… more »