Access to Justice

Bright Wins Supreme Court Case, ‘McWilliams v. Dunn,’ in 2017 Term

Imagine walking into a classroom to learn from an attorney who just won a U.S. Supreme Court case. Georgia State Law students do so, learning from one of the South’s sharpest legal minds when they enter Stephen B. Bright’s class.

Bright, former president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has… more »

Selimovic (J.D. ’19) Examines Programs for Self-Represented Litigants in Journal Article

Timur Selimovic (J.D. ’19) wrote “Court-Based Self Help Programs,” which outlines four programs developed to improve access to justice and make courts more user-friendly for self-represented litigants, for the Georgia Courts Journal, published by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The AOC selected Selimovic to draft the article based on his… more »

Bright Honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights

The Southern Center for Human Rights celebrated the legacy of attorney Stephen B. Bright, at its annual May Atlanta reception, Justice Taking Root. After 35 years of leading center as executive director then president and senior counsel, Bright is transitioning from center to devote more time to teaching and writing at… more »

Amy BeMent (J.D. ’17): Moot Court Inspires Passion

As a high school government and economics teacher, Amy BeMent (J.D. ’17) exposed her students to several aspects of the law – mock trials, mock legislatures and judicial competitions. After 11 years, she decided that she didn’t want to just teach the law, she wanted to participate in it. Upon the urging of her husband,… more »

Research Drives Alexander, Fuse Brown, Lucas and Weber Who All Received Tenure

Georgia State Law faculty members Charlotte Alexander, Erin Fuse Brown and Lauren Sudeall Lucas have been promoted to associate professor with tenure and associate professor Robert Weber was recently awarded tenure. This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication each has to their students,… more »

Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate

Posted On April 6, 2017

The Center for Access to Justice’s Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate Program provides students with the training and legal knowledge necessary to serve traditionally underrepresented individuals, communities and interests and to facilitate the development of problem-solving skills relevant to working with and on behalf of public interest issues and underserved populations.

The program is… more »

Stephen B. Bright Joins College, Center for Access to Justice

Stephen B. Bright joined the faculty at Georgia State University College Law and its Center for Access to Justice this spring. A longtime champion of indigent defense, Bright began practicing law in 1975 and has built a national reputation for representing people facing the death penalty at trial and on appeal and advocating for… more »

Center for Access to Justice Launches Bridges Program

This spring, the Center for Access to Justice launched a program designed to “bridge” the gap between academics and practitioners working on issues of access to justice. Bridges is an opportunity for professors to share coffee and conversation with an interdisciplinary group comprised of other faculty, graduate students, and practitioners.  

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Panel Provides Overview of Transgender Rights Litigation

Giving an overview of the litigation landscape for transgender rights, Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice and student group OUTLaw presented a March 9 panel to a standing-room only crowd.

“This timely panel was enlightening and inspiring,” said Darcy Meals, assistant director of the Center for Access to Justice. “Too… more »