Access to Justice

Center for Access to Justice Introduces Certificate, Pro Bono Program

This fall, the Center for Access to Justice introduced a Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate and the student-run Pro Bono Program, both of which are designed to prepare law students to serve underrepresented populations, whether in a full-time or pro bono (without charge) capacity.

“The certificate curriculum exposes students to the skills and legal knowledge necessary… more »

Navratil (J.D. ’18), Anderson (J.D. ’18) Win State Bar Award for Access to Justice

Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18) and McKinley Anderson (J.D. ’18) received the State Bar of Georgia’s Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The award is open to all students enrolled in or graduating from an accredited Georgia law school and the all student groups of Georgia law schools and recognizes an individual law student… more »

State of the South Conference

Posted On September 28, 2017

This year’s State of the South conference will explore the intersection between the civil and criminal justice systems and how practitioners operating in each system approach that overlap.

State of the South When: Friday, Feb. 23 Where: Georgia State University College of Law Registration information forthcoming

With guidance from panelists engaged in bridging the… more »

Access to Justice Map Underscores Disparities in Legal Access Across the State

As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice has produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia. The map provides insight into attorney representation and other factors that affect how, and if, Georgia residents are able to… more »

Bright Challenges Students to Make a Difference During Inaugural Public Interest Keynote

On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »

Research

Posted On August 18, 2017

The Center for Access to Justice conducts and facilitates research to help identify and better understand the difficulties individuals face in navigating the justice system. Below are a few examples of the research projects underway or recently completed by the center and its student fellows.

Featured Project

In partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology’s more »

Eliminating Barriers to Justice IV: Comparison of Language Access in Federal Forums with Georgia Practice, 10 a.m.-3p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Knowles Conference Center

This four-hour CLE, featuring nationally recognized access to justice experts, will address access to justice challenges in federal forums for limited English proficient (LEP) persons and persons with disabilities. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Additional details and registration information forthcoming.

Eliminating Barriers to Justice IV When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Where: Knowles Conference Room,… more »