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Atlanta Bar Elects Vath, Iannarone to Leadership Posts

The Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president-elect, and Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as secretary, in May. As president-elect, Vath is in line to become next year’s president. Iannarone is next in the officer progression to succeed her. Both served on the board last year, with Vath… more »

McCarthy Receives Award for 85 Park Place

On June 14, the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America awarded McCarthy Building Companies Inc. for its work on 85 Park Place, the new home of Georgia State University College of Law. The company received a Project Achievement Award in the Public Building-New Construction category.

The association’s annual awards… more »

Chiovaro Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ‘85), senior principal lecturer, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in teaching and creating the Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing course, which prepares third-year law students to be effective professional writers.

The award recognizes faculty who make contributions that demonstrate teaching excellence and promote student… more »

Tucker Honored for Outstanding Scholarship

Associate Professor Anne Tucker received the 2016 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award annually recognizes up to two faculty members who, within the previous two calendar years, have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity, as well as faculty who have during this period published… more »

Grubbs Appointed Chair of Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

Shelby R. Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, has been appointed chair of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

The mission of the commission is to increase the knowledge, goodwill and understanding of the world through people-to-people diplomacy, education, cultural and economic… more »

Georgia State Law Graduates Fare Well in February Bar Exam Results

Georgia State University College of Law graduates led the state on the February bar exam, with an 82.1 percent passing rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the the overall state rate of 63 percent.

“While the February results in Georgia reflect the continued national trend of bar passage rates that are below historical… more »

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Sneed (J.D. ’13) Wants to Help People Assert Rights

Candace Sneed (J.D. ’13)

Firm: The Sneed Firm, LLC Specialty: Consumer protection, small business Community Involvement: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and GABWA’s Will Project, which partners with Atlanta Legal Aid to provide estate planning services to low income clients

There is a huge need to reach those in the community who… more »

Mack (J.D. ’13) Serves Community Through Incubator Program

Alicia D. Mack (J.D. ’13)

Firm: The Mack Law Firm, LLC

Specialty: Personal injury, workers’ compensation (adding Grandparent Adoptions, Criminal Expungements, and Eviction Defense through the Lawyers for Equal Justice program)

Community Involvement: Member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)

 

Mack grew up in… more »

Georgia State Law Named ACS Rising Chapter of the Year

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) recently named the Georgia State Law chapter as Rising Chapter of the Year for 2015-16. ACS awards this annual recognition to chapters that have made the greatest strides as a new or recently revived chapter in establishing a presence on campus.

The ACS Georgia State… more »

Segall on Justice Scalia’s Cruelest Irony: The Real Impact of a 4-4 Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death dramatically affected the Supreme Court, the course of constitutional law, and the entire country. But there is one person whose career and influence was changed the most the moment Justice Scalia passed away. One person who, in one sense, was Justice Scalia’s foe, but in another, a much-needed ally. That person… more »