How well a person’s brain functions—and how it was operating during a specific timeframe, is a question often raised in the legal system. What was the defendant’s mental state at the time of a criminal act? Does a brain abnormality suggest diminished responsibility? Civil litigants may argue about a person’s competence when it comes to… more »
Preventing Excessive Development from Undermining the Economy while Protecting Property Rights of Existing Development
A healthy local and regional real estate market is one of the Georgia economy’s essential drivers. As we look ahead to 2018, the nation will be 10 years removed from the Great Recession and the widespread destruction it caused to the… more »
Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 21
Join faculty and law alumni at Georgia State’s fall 2017 homecoming football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, to cheer on and celebrate the Panthers, who take on the Troy University Trojans at the new Georgia State Stadium.
Game time is currently TBD, however the pre-game festivities will take place two hours… more »
Join us for the 2017 Swearing-in Ceremonies for the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 Catherine Henson Atrium and Ceremonial Courtroom 85 Park Place NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Breakfast included
Who is Eligible?
All College of Law alumni… more »
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, Knowles Conference Center
Author Richard Rothstein will be on hand to sign and present his latest book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which outlines the ways in which racial segregation resulted from flawed urban planning and law and policy decisions that promoted discriminatory patterns still in… more »
The Public Interest Organizations Fair features representatives from several community organizations to talk about their work and how students can get involved. Lunch will be served.
Public Interest Organization Fair When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 Where: Catherine Henson Atrium Lunch provided
For more information, contact the Center for Access to Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in intellectual property, public interest law, land use/environmental law or health law? Wondering about the Centers for Intellectual Property; Access to Justice, Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth or Law, Health & Society?
Information Session Session 1: 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25 Session 2: 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 Where: Room 342 Brown Bag Session; bring your lunch/dinner… more »
Hear from a panel of prosecutors from a variety of levels/counties in the metro Atlanta area discussing how they define “justice” and what they can do to further justice through their exercise of prosecutorial discretion. Lunch will be provided.
The Prosecutor’s Role When: Noon Wednesday, Sept. 27 Where: Knowles Conference Room, Lower Level Lunch provided
Co-sponsored by… more »
Beyond Death Row: Personal Stories from Those Closest to Georgia’s Death Row Inmates, Noon Thursday, Sept. 21, Knowles Conference Center
Join us for a discussion about capital punishment with Mercer Law Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore; Jameca McGhee, whose father was sentenced to death; and Kayla Gissendaner, whose mother, Kelly, was executed in 2015 after serving nearly 20 years on death row. Lunch will be provided.
Beyond Death Row When: Noon Thursday, Sept. 21 Where: Knowles Conference… more »
Decriminalizing Race & Poverty: What’s Working and What You Can Do, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Ceremonial Courtroom
The Center for Access to Justice is co-sponsoring the Southern Center for Human Rights conference, Decriminalizing Race & Poverty: What’s Working and What You Can Do, which will explore the impact of the criminalization of race and poverty and ways to end these policies and practices.
Decriminalizing Race &… more »