Alumni

Georgia State Law Expands LL.M. Program, Adds Concentrations in IP Law, Environmental and Land-Use Law

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law is adding two concentrations, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental and Land-Use Law, to its master of laws (LL.M.) program in August 2018.

These concentrations join the Health Law, General Studies and Foreign-Trained Lawyer tracks in the LL.M. program. Since its introduction in fall 2015,… more »

Student Organizations Host Social Justice Week

Georgia State Law students focused on the topic of social justice during their second annual Social Justice Week from Oct. 23-26 with multiple events throughout the week to help tackle important social issues and come together to advocate for change in our community and nationwide.

The week begin with a discussion co-hosted by American Constitution… more »

Newly Minted Lawyers Told to “Go and Make a Difference”

“It feels triumphant,” said Khari Little (J.D. ’17) of being sworn in at Georgia State Law’s 19th annual newly-minted lawyers Swearing-In Ceremonies on Nov. 17.

Ninety-one alumni were sworn in for the Superior Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia by Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) of the Superior… more »

Cleland (J.D. ’92) Urges New Coif Members to Maintain Their Moral Compasses

“There are many people who have went before you who held those standards of excellence that you have maintained through your hard work and dedication,” Anthony Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) told his 17 fellow new members of Georgia State Law’s Order of the Coif. “Do not give them up—keep the standard high.”.

Georgia State… more »

Judge Randy Rich (J.D. ’92) Hears Case with Georgia Supreme Court

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit served in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Hines v. State (S17G0024) before the Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday, Nov. 13.[/caption]

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit… more »

Helping LL.M. Students Bridge the Legal Linguistics Gap

Alumna and Perimeter College Professor Helps LL.M. Students Hone Legal Communications Skills

Leila Lawlor (J.D. ’95) has brought a bag of robes to her Lawyering Skills class. The 15 LL.M. students in the course choose numbers and are separated into groups to represent a hypothetical plaintiff and defendant; the robes — props worn by the… more »

Class of 2017 Fares Well on State Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2017 bar examination, with an 84.5 percent passage rate for first-time takers, ahead of the overall state rate of 79.2 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 89.3 percent passage rate for first-time takers.

“We are pleased with… more »

Morokuma (J.D. ’98) Honored for Leadership in Dispute Resolution

Shinji Morokuma (J.D. ’98), who was honored by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution (GDOR) in recognition of his dedicated leadership as the executive director, with Doug Yarn, professor law.[/caption]

Shinji Morokuma (J.D. ’98) was recently honored by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution (GDOR) in recognition of his dedicated… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »