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 »

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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 »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day In and Around 85 Park Place

Life is hectic in the law school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here’s a look at what some students are doing to celebrate or maximize their Valentine’s Day.

Michael Johanning (J.D. ’19) (from left) will be spending Valentine’s Day working on his Summary Judgment Brief for Lawyering Advocacy. Chambliss Thompson (J.D.… more »

Law Review Announces 2018-19 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2018-19 board members. Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19) as executive editor.

“I am both honored and excited to be the incoming editor-in-chief,” Haan said. “We have a great incoming board, and I am excited to work with them to… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »