Access to Justice Events

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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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 »

Trans Justice at Noon Thursday, March 9, Room 342

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 »

Foster to Discuss ‘Injustice Under Law’ at Miller Lecture on Thursday

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 »

Executive Orders & Immigration Policy: Brief History, Current State & What It Means for Future: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

The Center for Access to Justice is co-sponsoring a panel featuring scholars and practitioners who can shed light on the executive order on immigration at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Knowles Conference Center.

Neil Kinkopf, Professor of Law Justin Cox, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center more »

So You Want to Be a Public Interest Lawyer? Panel 3, Noon Monday, Jan. 30, Room 241

The Center for Access to Justice, Public Interest Law Association and the Career Services Office are co-sponsoring a three-part series on careers in the public interest.

Panel 3 When: Noon Monday, Jan. 30 Where: Room 241 Lunch provided

Learn about the options — and how to pursue them — from a panel of practitioners doing work… more »

So You Want to Be a Public Interest Lawyer? Panel 2, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Room 242

The Center for Access to Justice, Public Interest Law Association and the Career Services Office are co-sponsoring a three-part series on careers in the public interest.

Panel 2 When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 Where: Room 242 Dinner provided

Learn about the options — and how to pursue them — from a panel of practitioners doing… more »

Learn How to Spend Spring Break Making a Difference at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, Room 246

The Center for Access to Justice is organizing two alternative spring break trips: one in Atlanta, with a focus on housing law, and a second in Jackson, Mississippi, with a focus on court-watching in state criminal court.

Information Session When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Where: Room 246 Dinner: Pizza provided

Interested? Attend an… more »

So You Want to Be a Public Interest Lawyer? Panel 1, Noon Wednesday, Jan. 18, Room 345

So You Want to Be a Public Interest Lawyer? When: Noon Wednesday, Jan. 18 Where: Room 345 Lunch provided

The Center for Access to Justice, Public Interest Law Association and the Career Services Office are co-sponsoring a three-part series on careers in the public interest.

Learn about the options — and how to pursue them —… more »