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Center for Access to Justice

Posted On August 24, 2016

The Center for Access to Justice was founded in 2016 to establish a regional and national base for the study of how lower-income individuals interact with the civil and criminal justice systems. While many aspects of its work are national in scope, the center was created to shine a light on the specific obstacles to… more »

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Latest Effort to Hold Gun Makers Liable

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University

Last year families of the Sandy Hook shooting filed a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit. They sued the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to gun down 20 schoolchildren and their teachers in a small town in Connecticut in 2012.

On June 20, lawyers for… more »

Atlanta Bar Elects Vath, Iannarone to Leadership Posts

The Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president-elect, and Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as secretary, in May. As president-elect, Vath is in line to become next year’s president. Iannarone is next in the officer progression to succeed her. Both served on the board last year, with Vath… more »

Georgia State Law Graduates Fare Well in February Bar Exam Results

Georgia State University College of Law graduates led the state on the February bar exam, with an 82.1 percent passing rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the the overall state rate of 63 percent.

“While the February results in Georgia reflect the continued national trend of bar passage rates that are below historical… more »

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 »

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 »