Each fall, the State Bar of Georgia’s Professionalism Committee and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, host a professionalism orientation for incoming students at all six law schools in Georgia to discuss the personally and professionally challenging nature of professionalism issues, which they may face in school and as practicing attorneys.… more »
Alumni in the News
Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.
The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »
“When you’re passionate about what you do, burning the midnight oil and putting in long hours that often stretch into evenings and over weekends doesn’t feel like ‘work,’— it’s just an investment you hope you’ll get a return on,” said Meghan R. Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17).
Gordon’s passion for real estate and the breadth of… more »
Georgia State Law alumni and faculty were recognized at the Atlanta Bar Association annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 24.
Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05) received the specialist counsel award at the 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards, which are sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter. The award honors an outstanding corporate counsel who specializes in employment, tax, privacy, intellectual property (IP) or real… more »
After taking visiting assistant professor of law Summer Chandler’s bankruptcy class, Wilcox became interested in student loan debt and bankruptcy. To fulfill her research writing requirement, she chose to… more »
Why did you decide to pursue a career in politics? From an early age, my parents, both public school teachers, instilled in me the value of community service. After graduating from Shorter University, my wife, Amy, and I moved back to my hometown of Cedartown, where we quickly became re-engaged in our community through the… more »
Why did you pursue a career in law? I wanted to make a positive difference in my community and in the lives of others.
As a child of the civil rights movement, raised in the segregated South, I experienced firsthand discrimination and the adverse effects of unequal justice. I realized early that it was the… more »
On Tuesday, federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch took home the red rose when President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a teenager. But her dreams were pushed aside after she graduated from college and entered the workforce. The birth of her son propelled her to set an example for him.
Although she had proven successful in other endeavors—she was the first… more »