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PILA Auction on Feb. 27; Tickets on Sale

The Public Interest Law Association’s Annual Auction is right around the corner! The funds raised at the auction provide scholarships for students who undertake unpaid summer internships at public interest organizations.

Last year PILA raised more than $20,000 and awarded eight full-time and part-time fellowships to students working in various places, including the… more »

Access to Inner Workings of Supreme Court Limited

It was my first day of law school orientation. I sat in an auditorium filled with my classmates, listening to a local judge give a welcome speech. She welcomed us to Georgia State College of Law and also to the field of law. I will never forget her words: “the practice of law is the… more »

SCOTUS in Real Time

Last fall, I took my favorite class in law school: Legislation taught by Professor Neil Kinkopf. On the course’s final day, we analyzed the “Obamacare” case, King v. Burwell. The class attempted to predict how the Court would decide the case, which interpretive canons would be used, what judicial ideologies would… more »

Team Namer

Michael: During my senior year at Kennesaw State, I had been accepted to Georgia State Law. I called Michelle to tell her the great news. She was excited, and explained that even though she loved teaching, it wasn’t what she wanted to do for the rest of her working life. I mentioned she should join… more »

Professor Emeritus E.R. Lanier Named OCA General Counsel

E.R. Lanier (M.S. ’84), professor of law emeritus, has been appointed general counsel of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America as of Dec. 1.

Lanier has been active over the past three decades in a variety of leadership and legal positions at the parish, diocesan, and national levels of the OCA, culminating… more »

Childs (J.D. ’02) Runs for Cobb County Superior Court Open Seat

Kim Child’s determination to make a difference is in part why the Georgia State Law graduate is running for a Cobb County Superior Court seat, which will open with the retirement of Judge Adele Grubbs next year. The four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2017.

As the daughter of former Methodist missionaries, a strong sense… more »

How the Justice System Fails Us After Police Shootings

Two weeks ago, the police officer who shot Laquan McDonald in Chicago was charged with first-degree murder. Since then, the police superintendent was fired, and the Department of Justice announced that it will begin a large-scale investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, one of the police officers charged in the… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Yolanda Travis Receives 2015 Girth Staff Achievement Award

“I always smile when I see Yolanda [Travis] because she has a joyful, friendly spirit,” said Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate clinical professor and director of experiential education at Georgia State Law. Yolanda Travis, PC Systems specialist/Help Desk manager, received the 2015 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award at the annual holiday luncheon.

The award… more »