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Gabel on Foster v. Chatman: Stating the Obvious While Setting an Impossible Precedent

In a 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury for the murder of Queen Madge White, a retired white schoolteacher.

For nearly 20 years,… more »

85 Park Place Receives Urban Design Commission Award

The Georgia State University College of Law new building, 85 Park Place, received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at a ceremony May 23.

The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the city of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of… more »

GAPABA Honors Alumni and Professor of Law at Recent Gala

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) honored Georgia State Law alumni, Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02) and Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) and professor, Natsu Saito, at its third annual gala on May 12.

“I am truly impressed with how GAPABA has grown… more »

Segall: Benefits of an Evenly Split Court Will Become Apparent

Prior to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s votes drove most five-to-four Supreme Court decisions. From 2010 to 2015, for example, Justice Kennedy provided the swing vote a whopping 84 percent of the time with Chief Justice John Roberts well behind at 61 percent. As Professor David Cohen has said, “the Court’s… more »

Metro Growth Center Announces 2016-17 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.

“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Iannarone, Lucas and Vath Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellows

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »

Newsweek Picks Up Segall’s Satirical Article on Trump

When a friend made a joke about presidential candidate Donald Trump firing U.S. Supreme Court justices, Eric Segall got an idea for a satirical blog article. He was quite surprised when Newsweek picked it up for newsweek.com.

The Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law wrote You’re Fired, Mr. Chief… more »

Pierce Hand Places Third in Mendes Hershman Writing Contest

Out of more than 25 student submissions from competitive law schools across the country, Pierce G. Hand (J.D. ’16) received third place and $500 for his paper, “Using the Absurdity Principle & Other Strategies Against Appraisal Arbitrage by Hedge Funds,” in the 2016 Mendes Hershman Writing Contest.

“I originally drafted this paper as a… more »

Kris Niedringhaus

Niedringhaus Receives Distinguished Service Award

Associate Dean of Library and Information Services and Associate Professor Kristina L. Niedringhaus will receive the 2016 Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries’ Computing Services Special Interest Section (CS-SIS).

The award honors one recipient each year for outstanding contributions to the… more »