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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 »

Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17) Putting Passion Into Practice

“When you’re passionate about what you do, burning the midnight oil and putting in long hours that often stretch into evenings and over weekends doesn’t feel like ‘work,’— it’s just an investment you hope you’ll get a return on,” said Meghan R. Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17).

Gordon’s passion for real estate and the breadth of… more »

Bright Wins Supreme Court Case, ‘McWilliams v. Dunn,’ in 2017 Term

Imagine walking into a classroom to learn from an attorney who just won a U.S. Supreme Court case. Georgia State Law students do so, learning from one of the South’s sharpest legal minds when they enter Stephen B. Bright’s class.

Bright, former president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has… more »

Segall on Why There Should Be Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted On June 15, 2017 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

Former FBI Director James B. Comey’s open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday, broadcast live on national television, reflected well on our democracy. An estimated 19.5 million people watched our government at work.

Cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court Segall: “Cameras Belong in… more »

Did Sessions and Trump Conspire to Obstruct Justice?

Posted On June 15, 2017 by By Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 13. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions conspire with President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired?

If the answer is yes, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution… more »

Lisa Liang (J.D. '08)

Alumni and Faculty Recognized at Atlanta Bar Association Awards Luncheon

Georgia State Law alumni and faculty were recognized at the Atlanta Bar Association annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 24.

The association swore in Margaret Vath, senior lecturer of law, as president; Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect; and A. Craig Cleland (J.D.… more »

Selimovic (J.D. ’19) Examines Programs for Self-Represented Litigants in Journal Article

Timur Selimovic (J.D. ’19) wrote “Court-Based Self Help Programs,” which outlines four programs developed to improve access to justice and make courts more user-friendly for self-represented litigants, for the Georgia Courts Journal, published by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The AOC selected Selimovic to draft the article based on his… more »

Kerew Honored for Teaching Excellence With Maleski Award

Kendall L. Kerew, clinical assistant professor and Externship Program director, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in developing and teaching the Externship Seminar, which integrates experiential learning with professional identity formation.

“Professor Kerew’s groundbreaking work on professional identity formation in the Externship Course has received rave reviews from students… more »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Receives Inaugural Kaminshine Award for Service

Leslie E. Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, received the inaugural Steven J. Kaminshine Award for Excellence in Service at the May faculty meeting.

“The College of Law has a tradition of substantial faculty involvement in service activities, and we wanted… more »

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Lytton Named New Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton will become associate dean for research and faculty development for Georgia State Law beginning July 1.

Lytton joined Georgia State Law in 2015. He teaches Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and his research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular… more »