Faculty in the News

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 »

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 »

New IRS Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals Inadequate, Fuse Brown Says

ATLANTA – Recently issued new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for tax-exempt, typically nonprofit, hospitals designed to help protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate and need further legal reform, Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown says.

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Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… 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 »

Congratulations to 2015-16 New Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 20 new Urban Fellows to its program for 2015-16.

The Urban Fellows program was one reason Ian Michael Rogers (J.D. ’17) chose Georgia State Law. “I knew I wanted a law school that provided distinct opportunities to explore… more »

What’s Wrong with Religious Freedom Restoration Acts?

When Common-Sense Protection Becomes a License to Discriminate

By Lynn Hogue, Professor of Law Emeritus

Government neutrality is at the core of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses (the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause). Taken together, these two clauses put government on the sidelines of religious controversy. On the one hand, there can… more »