Make It Count: Alternative Spring Break Information Session at Noon & 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, Room 245

The Center for Access to Justice is organizing two alternative spring break trips: one in Atlanta, with a focus on the intersection of housing and education, and a second in Lumpkin, Georgia, at the Stewart immigration detention center. Applications will be due at the end of January and selections will be made in early February.… more »

Access to Justice Map Underscores Disparities in Legal Access Across the State

As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice has produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia. The map provides insight into attorney representation and other factors that affect how, and if, Georgia residents are able to… more »

SBA Back-to-School Party and Other Events

The Student Bar Association (SBA) throws several events throughout the fall semester, the first of these events was a back-to-school party on Aug. 17. SBA events are open to everyone at the law school and they are a great way for first-years to meet students in different sections along with second-year and third-year… more »

Bright Challenges Students to Make a Difference During Inaugural Public Interest Keynote

On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »

Call for Submissions – Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth seeks submissions for the second edition of the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy.  Submissions that align with the international and comparative focus of the journal in the following areas will be considered:  land use; equitable and sustainable development; taxation and… more »

Scholarship Available from Air & Waste Management Association Georgia Chapter

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to 9,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Association’s goals are to strengthen the environmental profession, expand scientific and technological responses to environmental concerns, and assist professionals in critical environmental decision making to benefit… more »

Fellowship Opportunity for Law Students

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association seeks applications from planning students and law students for the 2017-18 Daniel J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year, which includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 stipend to attend the APA’s National Planning Conference. Submissions are… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Warsaw Partnership Celebrates First Graduates from Center for American Law Studies

More than 85 Warsaw law students received the certificates issued by the three cosponsoring universities: University of Warsaw, Georgia State University and Emory University during the recent graduation ceremony. Students with the highest grades have an opportunity to take part in internships at American law offices based in Warsaw, as well as in the Miami… more »

Students Reunite Brides and Bridesmaids with Dresses After Chain Goes Bankrupt

Saying “yes to the dress,” is one of the most memorable and exciting parts of wedding planning. However, when the bridal chain Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its 60 stores after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July, thousands of brides panicked. Managers posted “Store Closed” signs and listed bankruptcy lawyer Patricia Ann Redmond’s email… more »