Alumni

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 »

Homecoming 2017

Posted On August 30, 2017

Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 21

Join faculty and law alumni at Georgia State’s fall 2017 homecoming football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, to cheer on and celebrate the Panthers, who take on the Troy University Trojans at the new Georgia State Stadium.

Game time is 2 p.m., with the pre-game festivities taking place at noon. Visit… more »

2017 Swearing-In Ceremonies

Posted On August 29, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Swearing-in Ceremonies for the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 Catherine Henson Atrium and Ceremonial Courtroom 85 Park Place NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Breakfast included

Who is Eligible?

All College of Law alumni… more »

Reunion Fall 2017

Posted On August 29, 2017

The 2017-18 Alumni Reunion is fast approaching. Catch up with friends and colleagues from the classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.

Enjoy the reception in the Catherine Henson Atrium at 85 Park Place and mingle with classmates, faculty and other guests.

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 • Catherine Henson Atrium • 85 Park… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Alumni, Judges Facilitate Professionalism Sessions During Orientation

Each fall, the State Bar of Georgia’s Professionalism Committee and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, host a professionalism orientation for incoming students at all six law schools in Georgia to discuss the personally and professionally challenging nature of professionalism issues, which they may face in school and as practicing attorneys.… more »

Knapp, McCarthy to Lead Professional Development Team

Lyn Rogers Knapp has been named senior director for Georgia State Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, with Amy McCarthy (J.D. ’02) being named director. Both Knapp and McCarthy assumed their positions June 1.

Knapp has extensive experience in legal recruiting, human resources and corporate counseling. She… more »

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »