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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »