Access to Justice Events

Make It Count: Alternative Spring Break Information Session at Noon & 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, Room 245

The Center for Access to Justice is organizing two alternative spring break trips: one in Atlanta, with a focus on the intersection of housing and education, and a second in Lumpkin, Georgia, at the Stewart immigration detention center. Applications will be due at the end of January and selections will be made in early February.… more »

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

Eliminating Barriers to Justice IV When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Where: Knowles Conference Room, Lower Level Lunch provided

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2018 Federal Defender Summer Internship Information Session, 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, Room 245

The Federal Defender Program Inc. and the Center for Access to Justice are partnering to offer a paid internship in memory of Jake Waldrop (J.D. ’85) to one rising Georgia State Law second-year or third-year student. The selected student will receive $4,000 (before taxes) for a 10-week summer internship with the Federal Defender Program in… 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 »

Keeping Kids in School: Housing, Health and Education

For students to succeed in school, they must have their basic needs met. Families need safe, healthy, affordable housing. Substandard housing conditions and housing instability contribute to poor health, frequent absenteeism and changing schools, leading to lower academic achievement and educational attainment. To address the housing needs of students, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, in collaboration… 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. 

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

Lunch will be provided.

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