Alumni

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »

Bankruptcy Program, Tax Clinic Help Homeless Client Get Back on Feet

Armin Naghashzadeh (J.D./M.B.A. ’16) enrolled in the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.) to gain practical work experience and skills, but realizing the impact his work made is what made him return for a second semester.

“I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives,” Naghashzadeh said. “I want to make sure… more »

Eskridge: Gay Marriage ‘A Long Struggle’ in Lead-Up to Obergefell

Julie Goodrige. Jack Baker. Edie Winsdor. Mike McDonnell. April Deboeur. Jayne Rowse. Few recognize these names. They are just a few of the people whose actions led to last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

William Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver… more »

Legal Training Offered to Support Social Justice Movements

A team of Georgia State Law students, alumni, 23 local organizations and several law firms joined forces to create a legal training session to support today’s social justice movements on Aug. 2 at the college.

“We organized this training because young people in Atlanta have taken to the streets to demand change through protest and… more »

Professors, Alumna to Speak at Aug. 30 Convocation on Professionalism

How will lawyers survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world and profession? That question and more will be discussed at the Aug. 30 Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism’s annual Convocation on Professionalism.

The seminar “New Normal for Delivery of Legal Services,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the… more »

GAWL Honors Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) With Outstanding Law Student Award

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) presented Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) with its annual Outstanding Law Student Award. She was one of five students honored at the GAWL Annual Awards Dinner in May.

Kelly Cahill Timmons, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor of law, nominated Rubin for the… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

Student and Alumnus Help Inventor Through Georgia PATENTS Program

There are a lot of barriers—especially for people with limited resources—to developing a product or starting a company, said Brad Czerwonky (J.D. ’18). The Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Georgia PATENTS program is working to reduce those barriers by connecting solo inventors, nonprofits and small businesses with limited financial resources with patent agents and attorneys… more »

Benham Law Camp Encourages Students to Pursue Legal Field

A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.

“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »

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Sneed (J.D. ’13) Wants to Help People Assert Rights

Candace Sneed (J.D. ’13)

Firm: The Sneed Firm, LLC Specialty: Consumer protection, small business Community Involvement: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and GABWA’s Will Project, which partners with Atlanta Legal Aid to provide estate planning services to low income clients

There is a huge need to reach those in the community who… more »