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Ode to the Urban Life Building

Posted On May 15, 2015 by Sarah Lathrop (J.D. '13)

The Hooding Ceremony on May 15 marks the end of yet another successful year at Georgia State Law. What is different about this year is that it is our last in Georgia State University’s Urban Life Building. While we are all excited about moving into our beautiful new building and all of the tremendous opportunities… more »

Sheffey Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Rita Sheffey represents the noble idea of public service,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine in kicking off the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony on May 7. “She is proof that attorneys don’t have to, nor should, choose between good lawyering and public service.”

Sheffey, the assistant dean for public… more »

Students Affected by Friday’s Plane Crash

Georgia State University College of Law students affected by the Friday plane crash on Interstate 285 should contact the law school registrars, Patricia Rackliffe and Lauren St. Clair, as soon as possible. Students with exams scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday should email the registrars as soon as possible to reschedule their exams. Those who can make it, need… more »

Georgia State Law to Compete in CDRC Vienna Competition

Georgia State University College of Law is one of 16 teams – and one of two U.S. universities – selected to compete in the international student competition for Consensual Dispute Resolution, the CDRC Vienna.

This is the first year for the competition, founded by the International Bar Association, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre… more »

Freitag (J.D. ’15) Receives State Bar’s IP Law Scholarship

Walter Freitag (J.D. ’15) received the second annual scholarship from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia at the Intellectual Property Gala Honoring the Judiciary in March. The $5,000 scholarship was presented in memory of former U.S. patent attorney Harold L. Marquis, and recognizes Freitag’s achievements in, and… more »

Georgia State Law Fares Well at Atlanta AIPLA Regional

Georgia State University College of Law was well represented at the first regional Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition, which took place March 13-15, in Atlanta.

Last year, the American Intellectual Property Law Association established a regional competition in Atlanta as part of its annual Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition,… more »

Congratulations to 2015-16 New Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 20 new Urban Fellows to its program for 2015-16.

The Urban Fellows program was one reason Ian Michael Rogers (J.D. ’17) chose Georgia State Law. “I knew I wanted a law school that provided distinct opportunities to explore… more »

Roseberry (J.D. ’97) Seeks Support for Project Clemency 2014

Cynthia Roseberry (J.D. ’97) is looking for fellow alumni volunteers to help with Clemency Project 2014, which works to reduce long prison sentences once required by draconian laws that have become less severe in recent years.

“This pro bono effort is commensurate with Georgia State Law’s mission of enriching the communities we serve,” said Roseberry,… more »

Eric Segall

Segall Takes to Radio Airwaves; Four Shows in 24 Hours

Eric J. Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, is no stranger to radio interviews. He appears regularly on the national XM Radio show StandUp with Pete Dominick talking about the Supreme Court and constitutional law.

However, in the wake of the recent religious freedom and gay… more »