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Bridging Gaps Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

December Graduates Reunite With Mentors For Celebration

The sixth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon began with a high five and a warm hug for Brittne Ballenger (J.D. ’14). The graduate’s mentor and Associate Professor of Law Tanya Washington complimented her on a job well done. Ballenger completed her juris doctor degree in four years and has already landed a… more »

Lessons from Disasters: Laws Can Impede Cities, States from Bouncing Back

When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.

When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »

Sikri Receives 2014 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Bobby Sikri, information technology specialist, is the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, given annually by Georgia State University College of Law to a staff member who has rendered exceptional service.

“Even at a distance, the nomination letters are consistent with my own earlier experience with Bobby Sikri,”… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked Among Best Schools for Diversity

Georgia State University College of Law was named among the Best Law Schools for Diversity, according to National Jurist and preLaw magazines.

The November issue cites the college for bolstering its diversity grade from a B- to A-. This is the second diversity ranking for the college this year. more »

Changing the Culture of Domestic Violence by Eliminating the Victim-Blaming

“In the United States and in the world, we blame domestic violence on the woman. Women get this pervasive message at a young age. Guilt, shame and stigma are ingrained into the center of our being,” said Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law at Georgia State University, during the more »

Rowberry: Steps to Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disaster

If a major metropolitan area such as downtown Atlanta suddenly got hit with a natural disaster like the tornado that whipped through the city in 2008, would cities be able to recreate or remember cultural heritage, such as historical buildings, artifacts and other relics of the past?

“Cultural heritage around the world faces numerous disasters… more »

Nominate a Public Service Hero for the 2015 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Each year we select a Georgia attorney who exemplifies the commitment to public service… more »

Hogue Co-Writes Chapter on Religion and Public Health

L. Lynn Hogue, professor of law emeritus at Georgia State University College of Law collaborated with his spouse, Carol Hogue, Emory University’s Jules and Deen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, professor of epidemiology and director of the Women’s and Children’s Center, to contribute a chapter to a collection of… more »

Heled Testifies to State House Committee on Self-Driving Cars

Imagine a place where automated cars show up at your door to drive you to work, take you to the doctor or deliver your groceries and dry cleaning. That’s the metro Atlanta picture painted by Yaniv Heled, assistant professor with Georgia State University College of Law.

Heled was among the experts who testified before the… more »

 
In Their Words: Perspectives with Justin Leef (J.D. /M.S.H.A. ’17) and Bryan Jacoutot (J.D. ’14). via @GeorgiaStateLaw 47 minutes ago