Area High School AP Students Debate Confederate Monuments with Law Faculty

A group of high school Advanced Placement students from Atlanta Jewish Academy and Cedar Grove High School joined Professor Timothy Lytton, Professor Lauren Sudeall Lucas and Professor Natsu Saito for a discussion on Confederate Monument Removal: Legal and Policy Issues on Oct. 22.

Lytton began… more »

Helping LL.M. Students Bridge the Legal Linguistics Gap

Alumna and Perimeter College Professor Helps LL.M. Students Hone Legal Communications Skills

Leila Lawlor (J.D. ’95) has brought a bag of robes to her Lawyering Skills class. The 15 LL.M. students in the course choose numbers and are separated into groups to represent a hypothetical plaintiff and defendant; the robes — props worn by the… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children’s Health Care… more »

Class of 2017 Fares Well on State Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2017 bar examination, with an 84.5 percent passage rate for first-time takers, ahead of the overall state rate of 79.2 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 89.3 percent passage rate for first-time takers.

“We are pleased with… more »

Moringiello: Digital Assets Challenge the Laws of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

“The division of rights in digital property has perplexed lawyers, judges and lawmakers for as long as individuals and business entities have been transacting in the online environment,” said Juliet M. Moringiello at the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Luncheon held at Georgia State University College of Law. Moringiello, Commonwealth Professor of Business Law and… more »

College Hosts ‘Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law’ Oct. 26-27

The College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law,” will be held Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27, at Georgia State University College of Law.

The College of Law Practice Management is a professional, educational and honorary association dedicated to the improvement of the law practice management… more »

SBA Committee Expands Networking Opportunities

The Student Bar Association (SBA) created a networking committee with the goal of exposing students to a wider range of legal practitioners in the Atlanta area.

“Most times students have opportunities to meet large firms from Atlanta, but often miss the chance to meet a partner from a small family law firm or a… more »

Center for Access to Justice Introduces Certificate, Pro Bono Program

This fall, the Center for Access to Justice introduced a Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate and the student-run Pro Bono Program, both of which are designed to prepare law students to serve underrepresented populations, whether in a full-time or pro bono (without charge) capacity.

“The certificate curriculum exposes students to the skills and legal knowledge necessary… more »

Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) Bridging the Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), a 2016 Health Law Award recipient, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the HIV prevention division as an ORISE fellow in 2016. Formerly, she was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why did you… more »