Student Organization Spotlight: National Lawyers Guild

Are you looking to join a student organization committed to defending civil and human rights?

Just look for the bright green hats.

There are more than 25 student organizations at Georgia State University College of Law, each one providing unique perspectives of the law and an opportunity to build relationships with Atlanta’s legal community.… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

Phil the Squirrel Climbs to Freedom Thanks to Clinic Students

After a recent rain storm, Phil the Squirrel needed help. He had fallen down into the small patio outside Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is located on the lower level of 85 Park Place and is surrounded by slick marble walls.

The poor squirrel was unable to escape… more »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »

Hungry? No Problem with Lots of Great Restaurants Nearby

One of the perks of going to school in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is the abundance of great, local restaurants located within a walking distance of the law school. There are numerous inexpensive and tasty restaurants located just a couple blocks away from the college on Broad Street. Every day during lunchtime, the area… more »

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 30 new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-2018.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta metropolitan… more »

Owen Jones Miller Lecture

Jones to Discuss How Neuroscience Intersects with Law at Oct. 10 Miller Lecture

How well a person’s brain functions—and how it was operating during a specific timeframe, is a question often raised in the legal system. What was the defendant’s mental state at the time of a criminal act? Does a brain abnormality suggest diminished responsibility? Civil litigants may argue about a person’s competence when it comes to… more »

Terrace Best Spot to Watch Aug. 21 Eclipse

On Aug. 21, students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered on the Sixth Floor Library terrace to watch the solar eclipse.

There was a lot of excitement leading up to the eclipse, people searched everywhere for the special eclipse glasses, public libraries handed them out and local businesses sold out of them way quicker than expected.

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