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Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »

Jeffrey R. Kuester

Kuester (J.D. ’93) Named Leading Patent Attorney Again

Jeffrey R. Kuester (J.D. ’93), a Georgia State University College of Law adjunct professor has been listed as one of the leading patent attorneys in the world for the second time with his inclusion on the 2015 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1,000.

The list, which highlights the world’s leading patent professionals, was compiled over… more »

Sheffey Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Rita Sheffey represents the noble idea of public service,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine in kicking off the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony on May 7. “She is proof that attorneys don’t have to, nor should, choose between good lawyering and public service.”

Sheffey, the assistant dean for public… more »

Rita Sheffey To Receive 2015 Ben F. Johnson Public Service Award

Throughout her distinguished career, Rita Sheffey has focused on complex, commercial litigation; however, her devotion to public interest law and representing the less fortunate is what draws attention. Sheffey, assistant dean for public service at Emory University School of Law, will receive the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on May 7.

The… more »

Freitag (J.D. ’15) Receives State Bar’s IP Law Scholarship

Walter Freitag (J.D. ’15) received the second annual scholarship from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia at the Intellectual Property Gala Honoring the Judiciary in March. The $5,000 scholarship was presented in memory of former U.S. patent attorney Harold L. Marquis, and recognizes Freitag’s achievements in, and… more »