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Knapp, McCarthy to Lead Professional Development Team

Lyn Rogers Knapp has been named senior director for Georgia State Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, with Amy McCarthy (J.D. ’02) being named director. Both Knapp and McCarthy assumed their positions June 1.

Knapp has extensive experience in legal recruiting, human resources and corporate counseling. She… more »

College No. 6 on ‘Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law’

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 6 on Law Street Media’s “Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law” list.

The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »

Stephen Bright Named Attorney of the Year

Stephen B. Bright, professor of practice, was honored with Attorney of the Year Award at the Daily Report‘s annual Professional Excellence awards dinner June 29.

Bright was commended for his four decades of serving indigent clients facing the death penalty and his advocacy of the right to counsel for poor people accused of… more »

New 2017-18 Law Review Members Announced

Thirty rising second-year students will join Georgia State University Law Review for the 2017-18 term.

“We are thrilled to welcome our newest Law Review members this fall,” said Jessica Williams-Vickery (J.D. ’18), editor-in-chief. “We’re excited for the talent and skill they bring to the organization and are grateful to have them on board.”

Georgia… more »

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »

Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17) Putting Passion Into Practice

“When you’re passionate about what you do, burning the midnight oil and putting in long hours that often stretch into evenings and over weekends doesn’t feel like ‘work,’— it’s just an investment you hope you’ll get a return on,” said Meghan R. Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17).

Gordon’s passion for real estate and the breadth of… more »

Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

Segall on Why There Should Be Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted On June 15, 2017 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

Former FBI Director James B. Comey’s open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday, broadcast live on national television, reflected well on our democracy. An estimated 19.5 million people watched our government at work.

Cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court Segall: “Cameras Belong in… more »

Did Sessions and Trump Conspire to Obstruct Justice?

Posted On June 15, 2017 by By Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 13. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions conspire with President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired?

If the answer is yes, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution… more »

Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America

ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.