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HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »

Segall: Alexander Hamilton and the New Supreme Court Term

As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, many court watchers have observed that the justices don’t have the usual front-page, nationally important cases on their docket.

By this time a year ago, the Supreme Court had already decided to hear controversial affirmative action, free speech and redistricting cases. Soon thereafter the… more »

Powell (J.D. ’99) Elected Chair of State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section

Bonnie Powell (J.D. ’99), director of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic, serves as the chair of the State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, which promotes and facilitates negotiation, mediation, arbitration and methods other than traditional litigation for the resolution of legal disputes.

Powell has worked with the section and its chairs for… more »

Feds: We Can Read All Your Email, and You’ll Never Know

Posted On September 22, 2016 by Clark D. Cunningham, Professor and W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent regular people and public officials scrambling to delete entire accounts full of messages dating back years. What we don’t expect is our own government to hack our email – but it’s happening. Federal court cases more »

Todres Presents on ‘Human Rights in Children’s Literature’ at Book Celebration

“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to respect others’ rights” said Jonathan Todres, professor of law and an internationally recognized expert on children’s rights

He presented his book, Human Rights in… more »

Legal Training Offered to Support Social Justice Movements

A team of Georgia State Law students, alumni, 23 local organizations and several law firms joined forces to create a legal training session to support today’s social justice movements on Aug. 2 at the college.

“We organized this training because young people in Atlanta have taken to the streets to demand change through protest and… more »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reading Celebrates Work of Marshall

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law celebrated the launch of How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the Face of Population Flows, Climate Change and Economic Inequality, co-edited by John Travis Marshall, assistant professor of law on Sept. 8.

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Supreme Irony: GOP Talking Points and Scalia’s True Legacy

Donald Trump is running one of the most bizarre political campaigns in American history. His positions on Mexican immigration, Muslims, and NATO are outside even the usual GOP mainstream. But there is one area of public policy where Trump has closely hewed to the traditional Republican line (at least until Tuesday when he suggested… more »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reception Set for Sept. 8

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth will host a book reading, discussion and reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Knowles Conference Center to celebrate the launch of assistant professor John Travis Marshall’s book, “How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the… more »