Alumni

Jerri Nims Rooker (J.D. '03)

From The Law Alumni President: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

“She was bold, she was brave, she was stubborn, she was smart.” At first, “stubborn” seems out of place among the other laudable qualities. These qualities were repeated by my daughter and other students throughout their play about Sarah Hale’s role in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to add Thanksgiving as America’s third nationally celebrated holiday.

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Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »

Georgia State Law Inducted 64 Alumni into New Coif Chapter

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Order of the Coif chapter inducted 64 alumni in a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10. The new members were sworn in by Mary F. Radford, professor of law and president of the Georgia State chapter. The Order of the Coif recognizes law students who rank in the… more »

IP LawMeet Team Receives Best Draft at National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team earned best draft in the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property LawMeet National Rounds, held virtually on Nov. 4. Before advancing to the national competition, the team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition.

For the competition,… more »

Professor, Alumnae Perform in Atlanta Bard Show’s ‘Mock the Vote’ Nov. 10-12

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Bard Show returns on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 10-12, with a timely production, “Mock the Vote,” at SCADShow theatre. The original musical theatre production is written, produced and performed by more than seventy local lawyers and judges.

Mock the Vote When: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 10-12 Matinee: 2 p.m.… more »

IP LawMeet Team Advances to National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition on Oct. 21. They also were selected to compete in the National Rounds, held virtually Nov. 4.

As part of the competition, Steven Williams (J.D. ’17), Seth Meyerson (J.D. ’17)… more »

Gardner Armsby (J.D. ’15) Speaks To Health Care Transactions Class

Gardner Armsby (J.D. ’15) may have graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2015, but on Oct. 12 he was in class as an invited guest speaker for the Health Care Transactions practicum. The three-hour, advanced health law class, taught and co-created by Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown… more »

“Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.” at Law Review Symposium on Nov. 11

Georgia State Law Review’s symposium, “Quinlan at 40 – Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.,” will be held 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State Law.

Save the Date When: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 Where: Knowles Conference Center Breakfast… more »

Making the Case for Beer

The “beer lawyer” talks about community in craft breweries, giving back

Upon graduation from Georgia State University with honors and a degree in political science, Taylor Harper (B.A. ’05, J.D. ’09) knew what he wanted next: a law degree and a career in the military. But life and the law profession had other plans for… more »

In Their Words: Chiquita Banks (J.D. ’09) on Entertainment Law

Chiquita Banks (J.D. ’09) is tax counsel at Viacom Inc. (parent company of brands MTV, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike, LOGO, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount and more). She was named one of Daily Report’s 40 Rising Stars in 2015. She earned an M.B.A. from Florida A&M University.

What’s your day-to-day like?

It’s a little bit of… more »