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Deadlocked: What a Nine Word Decision Means for Five-Million Undocumented Immigrants

Shana Tabak, Georgia State University

On Thursday, the Supreme Court deadlocked on U.S. v. Texas, the most important immigration case of the year.

Nearly five million people stood to benefit from President Obama’s ambitious policy. It would have delayed deportation of unauthorized immigrants whose children are citizens or legal residents, and whose clean… more »

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Latest Effort to Hold Gun Makers Liable

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University

Last year families of the Sandy Hook shooting filed a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit. They sued the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to gun down 20 schoolchildren and their teachers in a small town in Connecticut in 2012.

On June 20, lawyers for… more »

Atlanta Bar Elects Vath, Iannarone to Leadership Posts

The Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president-elect, and Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as secretary, in May. As president-elect, Vath is in line to become next year’s president. Iannarone is next in the officer progression to succeed her. Both served on the board last year, with Vath… more »

Chiovaro Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ‘85), senior principal lecturer, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in teaching and creating the Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing course, which prepares third-year law students to be effective professional writers.

The award recognizes faculty who make contributions that demonstrate teaching excellence and promote student… more »

Tucker Honored for Outstanding Scholarship

Associate Professor Anne Tucker received the 2016 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award annually recognizes up to two faculty members who, within the previous two calendar years, have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity, as well as faculty who have during this period published… more »

Grubbs Appointed Chair of Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

Shelby R. Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, has been appointed chair of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

The mission of the commission is to increase the knowledge, goodwill and understanding of the world through people-to-people diplomacy, education, cultural and economic… more »

Covey Speaks on ABA Law Day “Miranda: More than Words” Panel

Russell Dean Covey, professor of law, participated in the 2016 American Bar Association (ABA) Leon Jaworski Public Program series as part of Law Day 2016.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, the 2016 Law Day theme was “Miranda: More than Words.” Covey… more »

Novak’s New Book, Focus of May 3 Conference

Scholars from leading U.S. law schools gathered May 3 for a daylong conference to discuss and provide feedback on the forthcoming book, A New Democracy: Law and the Creation of the Modern State, by William Novak, a University of Michigan law professor and legal historian. The book will be published by Harvard University Press.

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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 »