Academics

Community of Urban Fellows Alumni Grows

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth continues to grow the number of Urban Fellows alumni, graduating sixteen students ready to make our cities better places to live and work.

“I really enjoyed the Urban Fellows Program because it provided countless opportunities to meet, learn from, and network with local professionals… more »

Certificate in Intellectual Property Law

Posted On May 17, 2016

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law program fosters the knowledge, skills and values that the contemporary intellectual property lawyer needs in the rapidly changing IP practice. Students learn how to apply foundational legal concepts in diverse intellectual property settings, including litigation, transactional work, and prosecution.

Our core intellectual property courses, electives, and various programatic opportunities… more »

Metro Growth Center Announces 2016-17 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.

“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through… more »

Sobelson a ‘Modern Day Ghostbuster’ Says Student

Associate Dean Roy Sobelson is a modern-day ghostbuster, said Ulyana Hamilton (J.D. ‘16).

“Who are you going to call when you have a question? Who are you going to call in times of troubles? Who are you going to call during the good times? Dean Sobelson,” she said.

The Student Bar Association and other student… more »

If We Don’t Own Our Genes, What Protects Subjects in Genetic Research?

By Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown, Georgia State University, and Laura Beskow, Duke University

On February 25, the White House hosted a forum on the National Institute of Health’s Precision Medicine Initiative. This is an ambitious research study that aims to develop targeted drugs and treatments that would vary… more »

Asylum Law Practicum Provides Hands-On Training

In Atlanta’s Immigration Court, only two percent of asylum cases are granted, and asylum seekers with legal representation typically fare better due to the complex nature of immigration law, said Shana Tabak, visiting assistant professor at Georgia State Law.

“There’s a great need for asylum representation in the Atlanta area since there are thousands of… more »

‘Programs Like These Make Me More Confident’ As Attorney

“The more practicums or clinics we have to offer these services to people, the better students and the better lawyers we become, but also the better community we build in the city.”

Faryn Wallace (J.D. ‘16) and Lizeth Gomez (J.D. ’17) had a difficult decision to make while assisting asylum seekers through a practicum taught… more »

Everett (J.D. ’02) to Head Incubator Program, Lawyers for Equal Justice

Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02) was named executive director of Lawyers for Equal Justice, a new incubator program for newer lawyers to start innovative, socially conscious law practices providing affordable services to low- and moderate-income clients.

“I’m really excited about this program,” said Everett, who graduated cum laude and is a career advisor and guest lecturer… more »

56th Miller Lecture: Internet Revolutionized Creativity, Changing IP Law

“The Internet fundamentally changed Intellectual Property,” said Mark Lemley, author, legal scholar and director of the Law, Science and Technology program at Stanford Law School, during Georgia State University College of Law’s 56th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 17.

Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law, discussed “Intellectual Property in… more »

Study Abroad in Brazil Over Spring Break

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is excited to announce an opportunity for students to study abroad over spring break in two cities in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.  This program is offered in connection with the spring… more »