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Adwoa Seymour (J.D. ’06) Named President of GABWA

Adwoa Ghartey-Tagoe Seymour (J.D. ’06) was installed as the 34th president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) on Jan. 15. Seymour will lead the organization, a 34-year old voluntary bar organization focused on the enrichment and empowerment of women and advocating for children’s issues, under the theme of “Growing Stronger in Our… more »

Panel Discussion to Commemorate Rare MLK Papers

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Tanya Washington is partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the law firm of Hunton & Williams for a panel discussion commemorating a rare exhibition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. papers on display… more »

Arbitration Center Names Managing Director

ATLANTA — Local attorney and Peru native Magaly Cobian has joined the staff of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) at Georgia State University College of Law as its managing director.

ACIAM, in partnership with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and other stakeholders, will open a facility for international arbitration hearings and… more »

Lessons from Disasters: Laws Can Impede Cities, States from Bouncing Back

When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.

When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »

Sikri Receives 2014 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Bobby Sikri, information technology specialist, is the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, given annually by Georgia State University College of Law to a staff member who has rendered exceptional service.

“Even at a distance, the nomination letters are consistent with my own earlier experience with Bobby Sikri,”… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked Among Best Schools for Diversity

Georgia State University College of Law was named among the Best Law Schools for Diversity, according to National Jurist and preLaw magazines.

The November issue cites the college for bolstering its diversity grade from a B- to A-. This is the second diversity ranking for the college this year. more »

Changing the Culture of Domestic Violence by Eliminating the Victim-Blaming

“In the United States and in the world, we blame domestic violence on the woman. Women get this pervasive message at a young age. Guilt, shame and stigma are ingrained into the center of our being,” said Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law at Georgia State University, during the more »

Rowberry: Steps to Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disaster

If a major metropolitan area such as downtown Atlanta suddenly got hit with a natural disaster like the tornado that whipped through the city in 2008, would cities be able to recreate or remember cultural heritage, such as historical buildings, artifacts and other relics of the past?

“Cultural heritage around the world faces numerous disasters… more »

Nominate a Public Service Hero for the 2015 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Each year we select a Georgia attorney who exemplifies the commitment to public service… more »

Hogue Co-Writes Chapter on Religion and Public Health

L. Lynn Hogue, professor of law emeritus at Georgia State University College of Law collaborated with his spouse, Carol Hogue, Emory University’s Jules and Deen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, professor of epidemiology and director of the Women’s and Children’s Center, to contribute a chapter to a collection of… more »

 
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