Alumni in the News

85 Park Place Wins Award of Merit

85 Park Place Wins Award of Merit The Engineering News-Record recognized the new building for Construction and Design Excellence.

Georgia State University College of Law opened the doors of its new building on June 22. Built by McCarthy Building Companies, 85 Park Place has received notable attention from students, faculty and the Atlanta community… more »

Burnett (J.D. ’09) Honored for Work in Reproductive Justice

In law school, Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) led a campaign to help refugee women have safe births. That passion for helping others led the National Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter to honor her with its 2015 Outstanding Alumni award.

She started the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter at Georgia State University College… more »

Jeffrey R. Kuester

Kuester (J.D. ’93) Named Leading Patent Attorney Again

Jeffrey R. Kuester (J.D. ’93), a Georgia State University College of Law adjunct professor has been listed as one of the leading patent attorneys in the world for the second time with his inclusion on the 2015 Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1,000.

The list, which highlights the world’s leading patent professionals, was compiled over… more »

Sheffey Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Rita Sheffey represents the noble idea of public service,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine in kicking off the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony on May 7. “She is proof that attorneys don’t have to, nor should, choose between good lawyering and public service.”

Sheffey, the assistant dean for public… more »

Rita Sheffey To Receive 2015 Ben F. Johnson Public Service Award

Throughout her distinguished career, Rita Sheffey has focused on complex, commercial litigation; however, her devotion to public interest law and representing the less fortunate is what draws attention. Sheffey, assistant dean for public service at Emory University School of Law, will receive the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on May 7.

The… more »

Freitag (J.D. ’15) Receives State Bar’s IP Law Scholarship

Walter Freitag (J.D. ’15) received the second annual scholarship from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia at the Intellectual Property Gala Honoring the Judiciary in March. The $5,000 scholarship was presented in memory of former U.S. patent attorney Harold L. Marquis, and recognizes Freitag’s achievements in, and… more »

King v. Burwell Tests the U.S. Supreme Court’s Reputation

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »