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Student Organization Spotlight: Black Law Students Association

Posted On March 23, 2018 by Catherine Gavrilidis (J.D.’20)

One of the most active student organizations at Georgia State University College of Law is the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, better known to many Georgia State Law students as BLSA.

The organization is appreciated for its robust members-only outline collection, and its annual mock exam, which gives new… more »

If/When/How and AWLS Team Up for the Spring Menstrual Material Drive

The If/When/How student organization, formerly known as the Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Association of Women Law Students (AWLS) have teamed up with the American Constitution Society for another Menstrual Material Drive.

Beginning Feb. 19, the women’s restrooms had baskets of menstrual products available free of charge. This week, a donation box can… more »

Professor Washington Receives Award from Gate City Bar Association

For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.

Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »

What to do about Mediocre First-Semester Law School Grades

If you just received your first-semester grades and are wondering whether you’re going to survive law school, I’m sympathetic. I’ve been in your position. My first-semester law school grades were my lowest. They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t what I wanted or expected from myself either.

And I’ve done what you want to do—my grades… more »

Georgia State Law Professor Partners with High School Students

Timothy Lytton, associate dean for faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law, helped members of the Young Israel of Toco Hills examine and compare the preambles to three of history’s most important legal documents: the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments and the U.S. Constitution, during a Nov. 19 session on Thanksgiving and… more »

Juergensmeyer & Co-Authors Argue for Expanded Impact Analysis in Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

Four prominent land-use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at Georgia State University College of Law in November.

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for… more »

Morokuma (J.D. ’98) Honored for Leadership in Dispute Resolution

Shinji Morokuma (J.D. ’98), who was honored by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution (GDOR) in recognition of his dedicated leadership as the executive director, with Doug Yarn, professor law.[/caption]

Shinji Morokuma (J.D. ’98) was recently honored by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution (GDOR) in recognition of his dedicated… more »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »

Some Good Study Spots in 85 Park Place

As law students, we all spend a lot of time reading, writing outlines and studying in general but everyone has different preferences for where they do this.

Some students prefer to study at school in the Law Library, while others like their local coffee shop or their own home. I enjoy studying at the tables… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »