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.
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 »
Attorney Ralph Knowles, 71, died May 17 after a battle with brain cancer. Knowles, a partner at Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, was a litigator known for being a passionate champion of justice and equality.
“The legal community has lost a giant,” said Mary Radford, professor of law.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.