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Student Organization Spotlight: Black Law Students Association

Posted On March 23, 2018 by Catherine Gavrilidis (J.D.’20)

One of the most active student organizations at Georgia State University College of Law is the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, better known to many Georgia State Law students as BLSA.

The organization is appreciated for its robust members-only outline collection, and its annual mock exam, which gives new… more »

If/When/How and AWLS Team Up for the Spring Menstrual Material Drive

The If/When/How student organization, formerly known as the Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Association of Women Law Students (AWLS) have teamed up with the American Constitution Society for another Menstrual Material Drive.

Beginning Feb. 19, the women’s restrooms had baskets of menstrual products available free of charge. This week, a donation box can… more »

Attorney General Coffman to Speak at Commencement

Attorney General of Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman (J.D. ’91) will speak at Georgia State University College of Law’s Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta.

Coffman, who is running for governor of Colorado, was raised in small-town Missouri and graduated… more »

Two Georgia State Teams Win Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advance to Nationals

Two Georgia State Law Moot Court teams won the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, South East Regionals, which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse Feb. 10-11. The competition hosted teams from the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama and Emory University.

Team B, consisting of Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)… more »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day In and Around 85 Park Place

Life is hectic in the law school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here’s a look at what some students are doing to celebrate or maximize their Valentine’s Day.

Michael Johanning (J.D. ’19) (from left) will be spending Valentine’s Day working on his Summary Judgment Brief for Lawyering Advocacy. Chambliss Thompson (J.D.… more »

What to do about Mediocre First-Semester Law School Grades

If you just received your first-semester grades and are wondering whether you’re going to survive law school, I’m sympathetic. I’ve been in your position. My first-semester law school grades were my lowest. They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t what I wanted or expected from myself either.

And I’ve done what you want to do—my grades… more »

Georgia State Law Professor Partners with High School Students

Timothy Lytton, associate dean for faculty development, Distinguished University Professor and professor of law, helped members of the Young Israel of Toco Hills examine and compare the preambles to three of history’s most important legal documents: the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments and the U.S. Constitution, during a Nov. 19 session on Thanksgiving and… more »

Princeton Review Names Georgia State Law among ‘Best’ Law Schools

The Princeton Review named Georgia State Law to its 2018 list of “The Best 169 Law Schools,” ranking it among the best institutions to earn a juris doctorate.

According to Princeton Review editor-in-chief Robert Franek, the organization chose169 schools to include on its annual list based on its high regard for their academics and… more »

Student Organization Spotlight: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a fairly new organization at Georgia State University College Law, determined to provide its members with unique experiences.

While you can tell a person’s character by the company they keep, these students can’t be defined just by the adorable dogs and cats they have taken into their… more »

Student Organizations Host Social Justice Week

Georgia State Law students focused on the topic of social justice during their second annual Social Justice Week from Oct. 23-26 with multiple events throughout the week to help tackle important social issues and come together to advocate for change in our community and nationwide.

The week begin with a discussion co-hosted by American Constitution… more »