Events

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 twenty years on death row. Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild Students and Black Law Students… 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 Prosecutor’s Role in Access to Justice, Noon Wednesday, Sept. 27, Knowles Conference Center

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

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 »

Public Interest Keynote, Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22, Ceremonial Courtroom

Stephen Bright, professor of practice and former president and senior counsel with the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the annual Public Interest Keynote address.

Public Interest Keynote When: Noon Tuesday, Aug. 22 Where: Ceremonial Courtroom, Lower Level Lunch provided

After the lecture, the center will introduce the Pro Bono Program and the Public Interest… more »

Faculty Series Lunch with Vicki Lens: Noon, Monday, April 3

Vicki Lens, professor at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, will discuss her book, Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts

Faculty Series Lunch: Vicki Lens When: Noon, Monday, April 3 Where: Knowles Conference Center

Previously, Lens was an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.

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Trans Justice at Noon Thursday, March 9, Room 342

Join OUTLaw and the Center for Access to Justice for a lunch-time panel discussion of the name-change litigation in Georgia and challenges to North Carolina’s HB2, which, among other things, prohibits people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.  Lunch will be served.

Trans Justice When: Noon, Thursday, March 9 Where: Room… more »

Study Space X: Marseille, France

Posted On November 15, 2016

Transforming Marseille: Balancing Urban Redevelopment, Economic Growth, Social Equity and Environmental Protection in the Building of  Metropolitan Area Recent Programs Inclusive and Sustainable Rio: Cultural Diversity, Property and the Environment (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2010) Planning for Disaster: Place, Population, Culture and the Environment (Istanbul, 2013) Beyond Affordable Housing: An Interdisciplinary Multinational Approach to Adequate Housing… more »

Eliminating Barriers to Justice CLE III: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

This CLE program, the third in a series of Eliminating Barriers to Justice presentations, will address justice challenges faced by: 1) persons with disabilities, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, in civil and criminal matters and 2) Limited English Proficient and Deaf/Hard of Hearing persons, generally, involved in in Georgia’s criminal justice… more »

GSU Interdisciplinary Workshop: Access to Justice 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, Knowles Conference Center

This Interdisciplinary Workshop is for those engaged in research relating to how lower-income individuals interact with the civil and criminal justice systems and is open to faculty and graduate students from across Georgia State. Workshop participants will inform others about their research projects and identify possible areas and partners for collaboration. In addition, participants will… more »