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Professors, Alumna to Speak at Aug. 30 Convocation on Professionalism

How will lawyers survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world and profession? That question and more will be discussed at the Aug. 30 Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism’s annual Convocation on Professionalism.

The seminar “New Normal for Delivery of Legal Services,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the… more »

HeLP Clinic Experience Reinforces Practice of Law Is Service to Others

In an environment where most classes focus on distilling about 60 cases into three-sentence summaries, the HeLP Clinic provides students with a reminder that the law isn’t just a means of protecting deep pockets. At its best, it’s a safe haven for people with no pockets at all.

Enrolling in the clinic provided the… more »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reading and Discussion Set for Sept. 8

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law will hold a book reading, discussion and reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, to celebrate the launch of How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the Face of Population Flows, Climate Change and Economic Inequality, co-edited… more »

Todres Book Event Set for Wednesday, Sept. 7

Professor Jonathan Todres, an internationally recognized expert in children’s rights, will present on his new book, Human Rights in Children’s Literature, at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Knowles Conference Center of Georgia State Law.

In his book, Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of… more »

GAWL Honors Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) With Outstanding Law Student Award

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) presented Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) with its annual Outstanding Law Student Award. She was one of five students honored at the GAWL Annual Awards Dinner in May.

Kelly Cahill Timmons, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor of law, nominated Rubin for the… more »

Segall on Who is Justice Clarence Thomas?

This week at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, I will be leading a discussion group commemorating the 25th anniversary of the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas. On this blog, and in law reviews, I have been quite critical of Justice Thomas’ constitutional law jurisprudence. For this post, however, I… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

McCarthy Receives ABC of Georgia Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors Georgia Chapter honored McCarthy Building Companies Inc. with an Excellence in Construction – Award of Excellence for its work on Georgia State University College of Law’s building.

The biannual award recognizes the innovation, quality and vision of the project team — contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others—who played a vital role in… more »

Peach Sheet Cited by 11th Circuit in June 23 Opinion

A Peach Sheet, written by Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14) and Ashley Worrell (J.D. ’14) and published in the 2013 Georgia State University Law Review, was cited in a June 23 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. (See Grange Mutual Casualty Company v. Woodward et al., No. 15-13295, manuscript op. 23-24. 11th… more »

Benham Law Camp Encourages Students to Pursue Legal Field

A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.

“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »