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Lytton Named New Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton will become associate dean of research and faculty development for Georgia State Law beginning July 1.

Lytton joined Georgia State Law in 2015. He teaches Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability, and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and his research examines health and safety regulations, with a… more »

Fuse Brown Receives Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship

Erin C. Fuse Brown, associate professor of law, received the 2017 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship, which recognizes faculty members who have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity within the previous two calendar years.

“Erin has become one of the leading voices on a number… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Atlanta Bar Association Elects Vath, Iannarone & Cleland (J.D. ’92) to Leadership Positions

Members of the Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president, Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect, and A. Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) as treasurer for the 2017-18 term.

Both Vath and Iannarone served on the board last year, with Vath… more »

Metro Growth Center Launches Online Journal for Urban Law and Policy

Georgia State University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth has launched an online journal, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which will serve as a tool for lawyers, planners, policy-makers and scholars in metropolitan regions around the world.

The journal is a resource for those grappling with growth-related… more »

Georgia State Law Graduates Hold Steady on February Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates passed the February bar exam with a 70.6 rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the overall state rate of 53.9 percent.

“Our students earned the highest pass rate among all exam takers and the second highest among first-time test takers. They also had the highest average… more »

A ‘Blessing’ to Georgia State Law: Taylor Celebrated at Retirement Party

“Having taught at several other schools, what stands out to me about this school is its people,” said Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, at her retirement party held at the College of Law May 2. Taylor retired in June 2016, but continued to teach through the fall and spring semester.

“The whole law… more »

Research Drives Alexander, Fuse Brown, Lucas and Weber Who All Received Tenure

Georgia State Law faculty members Charlotte Alexander, Erin Fuse Brown and Lauren Sudeall Lucas have been promoted to associate professor with tenure and associate professor Robert Weber was recently awarded tenure. This designation is a testament to the hard work and dedication each has to their students,… more »

Associate Professor Anne Tucker received the 2016 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Georgia State Law Hosts Berle IX Symposium in June

The Adolf A. Berle Jr. Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law will sponsor its ninth annual Adolf A. Berle Jr. Symposium (Berle IX) on June 5 and 6 at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.

Berle IX, continues the interdisciplinary tradition… more »

Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05)

Lester (J.D ’05) Wins Corporate Counsel Award

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 »

To Fix Confirmation Process We Need to Face the Truth About SCOTUS

Posted On April 24, 2017 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

As the dust settles over the bitterly partisan confirmation battles over Judge Garland and Justice Gorsuch, there is a large consensus that the Supreme Court is a damaged if not broken institution. Liberal commentators have been speculating, for the first time in 85 years, about the possibility of a Court packing plan the next time… more »