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Alumni Help Atlanta End Cash Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council, under the leadership of the newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), has unanimously adopted an ordinance ending cash bail for most minor, non-violent offenses handled by Municipal Court.

Such crimes include jay walking, disorderly conduct, aggressive panhandling, urinating in public, loitering, driving without a license and traffic offenses. Traditionally, anyone… more »

Two Georgia State Teams Win Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advance to Nationals

Two Georgia State Law Moot Court teams won the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, South East Regionals, which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse Feb. 10-11. The competition hosted teams from the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama and Emory University.

Team B, consisting of Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)… more »

Law Review Announces 2018-19 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2018-19 board members. Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19) as executive editor.

“I am both honored and excited to be the incoming editor-in-chief,” Haan said. “We have a great incoming board, and I am excited to work with them to… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »

Armbruster (J.D. ’20): ‘Georgia State Believed I Was Worth Taking a Chance On’

Six arrests, four overdoses, four detoxes, three inpatient rehabs, three outpatient rehabs and countless halfway houses in five years. That was the life of Alexandra Armbruster (J.D. ’20) after dropping out of Princeton University. She left college when the early stages of alcohol and drug addiction began affecting her behavior and grades.

“I got back… more »

Students Assist Renters Facing Eviction

“A stable home is the cornerstone of holding people together. If you don’t have a safe place to go back to at the end of the day, it’s hard to stay in school or hold a regular job. If we can help people stay grounded in their community, it’s really important.”  Jessica Hunt Bareis (J.D.… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the… more »

Scott Recognized for Community Service with AALS Award

Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, received the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes outstanding contributions of law teachers in community service in health law.

“Professor Scott’s deep and sustained contributions to… more »

Emanuel Speaks About The Rule of Law in the Civil Rights Era at National Symposium

Anne Emanuel, professor of law emerita, was a featured panelist at The Federal Judicial Center’s National Symposium for the United States Court of Appeals Judges in Washington, D.C., in November.

Emanuel, along with retired Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of… more »

Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »