Awards and Recognition

Celebrating Twenty-Two December Graduates

The eighth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon was filled with laughter and many hugs on Dec. 15 at the Commerce Club. Paired with their favorite professors, graduates talked of the future and their law school careers.

“These faculty members have had a significant impact on your lives and law school career,” said Steven… more »

Matt Hilferty Receives 2016 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Media Services Coordinator Matt Hilferty received the 2016 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award at the annual holiday luncheon. The award recognizes Georgia State Law staff members who have rendered exceptional service to the college, Georgia State University, the public or who have achieved important professional development goals.

“It’s an honor and very… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Georgia State Law Sweeps the Intrastate Moot Court Competition

Georgia State University College of Law students captured the top positions at the Intrastate Moot Court Competition on March 27-28. The annual competition has a rich history rooted in rivalry, as two teams from each of Georgia’s six law schools, Emory University, University of Georgia, Mercer University, Georgia State University, John… more »