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 »
Access to Justice
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.
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 »
The Center for Access to Justice, founded in 2016, supports those working to ensure meaningful access to the courts and equal treatment in the civil and criminal justice systems, with a regional focus on the South. To that end, the center convenes stakeholders, engages in research and public education and trains… more »
Quoting Robert F. Kennedy, Lisa Foster began the 59th Distinguished Lecture Series with a question: “’Do minorities or people who speak our language imperfectly…or those who are poor, really receive the same protection before the courts as the rest of our citizens? All too often, they do not.’”
Foster, former director of the 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 »
Faculty Series Lunch: Vicki Lens When: Noon, Monday, April 3 Where: Knowles Conference Center
Previously, Lens was an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.
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Working Together for Transparency: A Discussion of Officer-Involved Shootings & H.B. 941, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Knowles Conference Center
Please join us for a collaborative forum on the current state of Georgia law surrounding officer-involved shootings. The event will include an overview of the issue in Georgia, recent efforts to promote greater transparency and the need for further reform, followed by a distinguished panel discussion regarding the provisions within and implementation of House Bill 941 from the 2016 Georgia… more »
Join OUTLaw and the Center for Access to Justice for a lunch-time panel discussion of the name-change litigation in Georgia and challenges to North Carolina’s HB2, which, among other things, prohibits people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Lunch will be served.
Trans Justice When: Noon, Thursday, March 9 Where: Room… more »
The former director for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice will speak about injustice under the law during Georgia State University College of Law’s 59th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series at noon Thursday, March 2, at the university’s Student Center East Floor Ballroom.
Lisa Foster, director of the Office… more »