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Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »

Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17) Putting Passion Into Practice

“When you’re passionate about what you do, burning the midnight oil and putting in long hours that often stretch into evenings and over weekends doesn’t feel like ‘work,’— it’s just an investment you hope you’ll get a return on,” said Meghan R. Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17).

Gordon’s passion for real estate and the breadth of… more »

Bright Wins Supreme Court Case, ‘McWilliams v. Dunn,’ in 2017 Term

Imagine walking into a classroom to learn from an attorney who just won a U.S. Supreme Court case. Georgia State Law students do so, learning from one of the South’s sharpest legal minds when they enter Stephen B. Bright’s class.

Bright, former president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has… more »

Tips for Practitioners | Leadership Skills

As a lawyer, you are called upon to be a leader in many settings: in your firm, in corporate settings, in courtrooms or as a community or bar association volunteer. Whether or not you see yourself as a leader, you are perceived by others as one in these contexts. Here are some essential leadership skills… more »

Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

Segall on Why There Should Be Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted On June 15, 2017 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

Former FBI Director James B. Comey’s open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday, broadcast live on national television, reflected well on our democracy. An estimated 19.5 million people watched our government at work.

Cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court Segall: “Cameras Belong in… more »

Did Sessions and Trump Conspire to Obstruct Justice?

Posted On June 15, 2017 by By Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 13. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions conspire with President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired?

If the answer is yes, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution… more »

Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America

ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.

Lisa Liang (J.D. '08)

Alumni and Faculty Recognized at Atlanta Bar Association Awards Luncheon

Georgia State Law alumni and faculty were recognized at the Atlanta Bar Association annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 24.

The association swore in Margaret Vath, senior lecturer of law, as president; Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect; and A. Craig Cleland (J.D.… more »

Brown Retiring, Leaving a Lasting Impression

In the mid-1990s, Vickie Brown had a meeting with former dean and faculty emerita Marjorie Girth and other administrators. It was late on a Friday with mandatory budget cuts swirling, and Brown, who was the program administrator for the Externship and Litigation Programs, expected the worst.

“Naturally, I assumed the meeting… more »