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Improv in the Negotiations Classroom Pays Off

When Professor Charity Scott explains her plans to incorporate improv techniques into her Negotiations course, students typically respond with skepticism and apprehension.

Improv Tactics

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, shared these key improv skills, which she finds useful in developing as a lawyer and going through life:

Say “yes,… more »

Sobelson a ‘Modern Day Ghostbuster’ Says Student

Associate Dean Roy Sobelson is a modern-day ghostbuster, said Ulyana Hamilton (J.D. ‘16).

“Who are you going to call when you have a question? Who are you going to call in times of troubles? Who are you going to call during the good times? Dean Sobelson,” she said.

The Student Bar Association and other student… more »

Fun on the Atlanta Beltline

With springtime in the South now in full effect, people across Atlanta are emerging from their warm and comfy winter Netflix burrows and venturing outside. Among the great locales across Atlanta to enjoy the sunshine and spring blossoms, the Beltline is surely one of the most popular. One of the largest urban redevelopment programs underway… more »

Suski: Simply Punishing Students for Bullying Will Not Fix Problem

The spring legislative season is well underway, and, as has been the case for the last several years, a number of states are again considering and passing amendments to their anti-bullying laws.

This year, Florida and Kentucky, for example, saw amendments to their anti-bullying laws introduced in their general assemblies.… more »

Lucas: Does First Amendment Protect Religious Freedom Laws?

The Boss is boycotting North Carolina.

Bruce Springsteen canceled a planned April 10 show in Greensboro to show solidarity with those protesting the passage of HB2, which bars local governments from protecting LGBT individuals against discrimination.

Bryan Adams is refusing to play in Mississippi. Adams is protesting that state’s recently passed… more »

Georgia State Advances to National Patent Law Moot Court Competition

After placing second in the regional Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition, the Georgia State Law team has advanced to national competition in Washington, D.C., April 13 –15.

Sam Wesley (J.D. ’17) and Elizabeth Wedegis (J.D. ’17) competed in three rounds at the second annual American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) southeastern regional competition, which… more »

Biernath (J.D. ’01) Provides Help for the Disabled and a Legacy for Georgia State Law

“The judge came in — big guy, wearing his black robe, a very imposing figure. And the very first thing he did was lift up his robe and pull out the biggest gun I’d ever seen,” said Mark Biernath (J.D. ’01), recalling one of the first times he set foot in a courtroom.

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Curcio: What Schools Don’t Tell You About Campus Sexual Assault

Safety issues in dorms are often not discussed. Penn State, CC BY-NC

Throughout the summer before my daughter left for college, I repeatedly warned her: never put a glass down at a party; use the buddy system when going to parties; and never go upstairs at a fraternity party.

Instead, what I should… more »

Tom Jones

Celebrating 30 Years With STLA Coach Tom Jones

In 2015, adjunct professor Tom Jones stood outside the state Capitol’s rotunda, attending the swearing-in ceremony for his former student and now Superior Court Judge Alison Burleson (J.D. ’00). “The greatest reward in teaching is to see your students succeed,” said Jones, beaming with pride.

When asked how many of his former students have gone… more »