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Wolf inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Wolf To Represent Lawyers in Society of Scholars

From doctors to historians, philosophers to engineers, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars comprises more than 600 of the most influential and pioneering minds in the world. But since its founding in 1969, the society has not included a single lawyer among its illustrious ranks—until now.

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Cino: ‘Making a Murderer’ Highlights a Larger Problem

For every Steven Avery or Adnan Syed, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) more whose stories will never be heard

The Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer,” thrust wrongful convictions into the spotlight. The documentary begins with an exceptional (and horrific) story of the circumstances that led to an innocent man’s incarceration: that police and… more »

Supreme Court Transparency Focus of Feb. 11 Law Review Symposium

ATLANTA—Georgia State University Law Review will explore the Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media during its annual symposium on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Student Center East, 44 Courtland St., Atlanta.

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Professor Emeritus E.R. Lanier Named OCA General Counsel

E.R. Lanier (M.S. ’84), professor of law emeritus, has been appointed general counsel of the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America as of Dec. 1.

Lanier has been active over the past three decades in a variety of leadership and legal positions at the parish, diocesan, and national levels of the OCA, culminating… more »

Everett (J.D. ’02) to Head Incubator Program, Lawyers for Equal Justice

Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02) was named executive director of Lawyers for Equal Justice, a new incubator program for newer lawyers to start innovative, socially conscious law practices providing affordable services to low- and moderate-income clients.

“I’m really excited about this program,” said Everett, who graduated cum laude and is a career advisor and guest lecturer… more »

Childs (J.D. ’02) Runs for Cobb County Superior Court Open Seat

Kim Child’s determination to make a difference is in part why the Georgia State Law graduate is running for a Cobb County Superior Court seat, which will open with the retirement of Judge Adele Grubbs next year. The four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2017.

As the daughter of former Methodist missionaries, a strong sense… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Yolanda Travis Receives 2015 Girth Staff Achievement Award

“I always smile when I see Yolanda [Travis] because she has a joyful, friendly spirit,” said Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate clinical professor and director of experiential education at Georgia State Law. Yolanda Travis, PC Systems specialist/Help Desk manager, received the 2015 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award at the annual holiday luncheon.

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Moot Court Team Fares Well at Macon LEAP Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s Moot Court team advanced to quarterfinals at the Legal Ethics and Professionalism (LEAP) Moot Court Competition on Nov. 12-14 at Mercer University School of Law in Macon.

The team of Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17), Chris Guthrie (J.D. ’17) and Peter Skaliy (J.D. ’17) was coached by Chris Daniels… more »

Tabak Leads Group To Involve Students with Immigration Law Cases

Atlanta’s immigrant and refugee community is one of the most diverse in the United States, as well as one of the most underserved in regard to access to justice, says Shana Tabak, visiting professor of law.

“The statistics are staggering,” she said. “Since last summer, 8,000 unaccompanied kids have arrived in Atlanta,… more »