Shana Tabak

Tabak Encourages Students to Become Human Rights Advocates

Throughout her career, visiting assistant professor Shana Tabak has worked with numerous immigrant and human rights organizations, spanning four different continents. She will share her experiences and expertise with Georgia State University College of Law students while teaching Asylum and Refugee Law, International Law and an Asylum practicum.

Tabak says Atlanta’s immigrant… more »

Winners of IP Student Writing Competition Announced

ATLANTA–Brian J. Focarino of William & Mary Law School has been awarded the first prize in Georgia State University College of Law’s fourth annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition.

Focarino was one of 30 entries in the competition, which asks law students to submit papers that address legal issues and challenges in the… more »

‘A Glorious and Historic Day’

Georgia State University and College Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for 85 Park Place

Georgia State University and its College of Law celebrated the completion of 85 Park Place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon with state government and judicial leaders, alumni and friends.

“Wow. Two years ago almost to the day, we broke ground and celebrated… 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 »

Tameka Lester

Lester Looks forward to Shaping Future Lawyers

“I like to mentor students on how to practice law the right way,” said Tameka E. Lester, assistant clinical professor with the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. “The opportunity to shape future lawyers has always appealed to me.”

During the fall semester, Lester will teach students the procedural aspects… more »

Burnett (J.D. ’09) Honored for Work in Reproductive Justice

In law school, Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) led a campaign to help refugee women have safe births. That passion for helping others led the National Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter to honor her with its 2015 Outstanding Alumni award.

She started the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter at Georgia State University College… more »

Megan E. Boyd

Boyd Seeks to Strengthen Students’ Legal Writing Skills

Visiting Lecturer Megan E. Boyd understands oral litigation is not the primary means of advocating for clients in most practice areas – writing is. She is committed to helping students strengthen skills in this area.

“I pursued a career in academia because I believe I can contribute most to the practice… more »

Exploring Moral, Ethical and Legal Implications of Vaccinations

In 2014, the United States recorded 644 cases of measles from 27 states. Through May 29, 21 states and the District of Columbia reported 173 people with measles, including one from Georgia. Of these cases, 68 percent or 117 resulted from the Disneyland outbreak, affecting 24 individuals who visited the amusement park in mid-December.

As… more »

Fulton Business Court Rule Change Could Aid Arbitration Center

ATLANTA – A recent Georgia Supreme Court rule change gives the Fulton County Business Court explicit authority to hear disputes ancillary to international commercial arbitrations. The timing of the amendment is significant, coming in time for the late September opening of an arbitration hearing facility, the 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 »