Attorney General Coffman to Speak at Commencement

Attorney General of Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman (J.D. ’91) will speak at Georgia State University College of Law’s Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta.

Coffman, who is running for governor of Colorado, was raised in small-town Missouri and graduated… more »

Professor Washington Receives Award from Gate City Bar Association

For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.

Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »

Lytton to Deliver Dreben Lecture at Harvard University Tuesday, March 6

ATLANTA—Timothy D. Lytton, associate dean for research and faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law at Georgia State Law, will deliver the annual Robert and Florence Dreben Lecture at Harvard University at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on… more »

Lucas Testifies Before Georgia House Committee on Standard for Determining Intellectual Disability in Capital Proceedings

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor of law and faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, testified Thursday, Feb. 22, before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee regarding HB 768, which pertains to the standard and procedure for determining intellectual disability in capital proceedings.

Lucas will discuss why Georgia’s existing standard… more »

Mayor Bottoms to Speak at Georgia State Law on Wednesday, Feb. 28

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), an alumna of Georgia State Law, will attend a reception in her honor hosted by the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28.

“We want to show our support for Mayor Bottoms, an alumna of the Georgia State chapter… more »

Attracting Global Readership: Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy Read in 116 Countries

In less than a year, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which is published by Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has developed a readership that spans 116 countries. Launched in May 2017, the journal is an open access online publication that… more »

Environmental Moot Court Team at National Competition in White Plains, NY

Casey Holloway (J.D. ’18), Jason Drouyor (J.D. ’18), and Logan Stone (J.D. ’19) will represent Georgia State Law on February 22-24 at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York.

Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition is the largest interschool moot court competition under… more »

Alumni Help Atlanta End Cash Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council, under the leadership of the newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), has unanimously adopted an ordinance ending cash bail for most minor, non-violent offenses handled by Municipal Court.

Such crimes include jay walking, disorderly conduct, aggressive panhandling, urinating in public, loitering, driving without a license and traffic offenses. Traditionally, anyone… more »

Center Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Center for Access to Justice, founded in 2016, supports those working to ensure meaningful access to the courts and equal treatment in the civil and criminal justice systems, with a regional focus on the South. To that end, the center convenes stakeholders, engages in research and public education and trains the next generation of lawyers… more »

Two Georgia State Teams Win Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advance to Nationals

Two Georgia State Law Moot Court teams won the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, South East Regionals, which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse Feb. 10-11. The competition hosted teams from the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama and Emory University.

Team B, consisting of Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)… more »