Seeking Participants: Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University

Georgia State Law seeks two to three students to participate in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University in White Plains, New York, on Feb. 23-25.

A team must be selected by Monday, Sept. 26. The problem statement will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 30, with teams having until… more »

Public Interest Organizations Fair: Noon Monday, Oct. 3, Catherine Henson Atrium

The Public Interest Organizations Fair features representatives from more than 15 community organizations to talk about their work and how students can get involved. Lunch will be served.

Public Interest Organization Fair When: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 Where: Catherine Henson Atrium Lunch provided.

The fair is co-sponsored by the Center… more »

GSU Interdisciplinary Workshop: Access to Justice 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Knowles Conference Center

This Interdisciplinary Workshop is for those engaged in research relating to how lower-income individuals interact with the civil and criminal justice systems and is open to faculty and graduate students from across Georgia State. Workshop participants will inform others about their research projects and identify possible areas and partners for collaboration. In addition, participants will… more »

Eliminating Barriers to Justice CLE III: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

This CLE program, the third in a series of Eliminating Barriers to Justice presentations, will address justice challenges faced by: 1) persons with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, in civil and criminal matters and 2) Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing persons, generally, involved in in Georgia’s criminal justice… more »

Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care: Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, at Georgia State University

The Center for Access to Justice and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University are holding a two-day interdisciplinary conference, bringing together leading scholars in philosophy, legal theory and related fields to present original scholarship on issues of overcriminalization and lower-income people’s access to legal services.

Overcriminalization and… more »

Legal Training Offered to Support Social Justice Movements

A team of Georgia State Law students, alumni, 23 local organizations and several law firms joined forces to create a legal training session to support today’s social justice movements on Aug. 2 at the college.

“We organized this training because young people in Atlanta have taken to the streets to demand change through protest and… more »

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 »