Access to Justice Events

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 »

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, Knowles Conference Center

Author Richard Rothstein will be on hand to sign and present his latest book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which outlines the ways in which racial segregation resulted from flawed urban planning and law and policy decisions that promoted discriminatory patterns still in… more »

Public Interest Organizations Fair: Noon Monday, Oct. 2, Catherine Henson Atrium

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

Public Interest Organization Fair When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 Where: Catherine Henson Atrium Lunch provided

For more information, contact the Center for Access to Justice at lawa2j@gsu.edu.

Centers, Certificates and Dual Degrees, Oh My! Info Sessions Sept. 25 and 28

Interested in intellectual property, public interest law, land use/environmental law or health law? Wondering about the Centers for Intellectual Property; Access to Justice, Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth or Law, Health & Society?

Information Session Session 1: 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25 Session 2: 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 Where: Room 342 Brown Bag Session; bring your lunch/dinner… more »

The Prosecutor’s Role in Access to Justice, Noon Wednesday, Sept. 27, Knowles Conference Center

Hear from a panel of prosecutors from a variety of levels/counties in the metro Atlanta area discussing how they define “justice” and what they can do to further justice through their exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Lunch will be provided.

The Prosecutor’s Role When: Noon Wednesday, Sept. 27 Where: Knowles Conference Room, Lower Level Lunch provided

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Beyond Death Row: Personal Stories from Those Closest to Georgia’s Death Row Inmates, Noon Thursday, Sept. 21, Knowles Conference Center

Join us for a discussion about capital punishment with Mercer Law Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore; Jameca McGhee, whose father was sentenced to death; and Kayla Gissendaner, whose mother, Kelly, was executed in 2015 after serving nearly 20 years on death row. Lunch will be provided.

Beyond Death Row When: Noon Thursday, Sept. 21 Where: Knowles Conference… more »

Decriminalizing Race & Poverty: What’s Working and What You Can Do, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Ceremonial Courtroom

The Center for Access to Justice is co-sponsoring the Southern Center for Human Rights conference, Decriminalizing Race & Poverty: What’s Working and What You Can Do, which will explore the impact of the criminalization of race and poverty and ways to end these policies and practices.

Decriminalizing Race &… more »

Public Interest Keynote, Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22, Ceremonial Courtroom

Stephen Bright, professor of practice and former president and senior counsel with the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the annual Public Interest Keynote address.

Public Interest Keynote When: Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22 Where: Ceremonial Courtroom, Lower Level Lunch provided

After the lecture, the center will introduce the Pro Bono Program and the Public Interest… 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 with Vicki Lens: Noon, Monday, April 3

Vicki Lens, professor at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, will discuss her book, Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts

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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