Law School Unplugged

Second Chairing a Trial: A Third-Year Experience

Although I didn’t know it, I had waited my entire academic career for this moment. Coming into law school, I didn’t intend to litigate, and I especially didn’t intend to pursue criminal law. And yet, here I was two and a half years later, about to start my first criminal trial.

I am in my… more »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Posted On January 4, 2017 by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. '17)

Written by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. ’17)

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step. In my case, that single step was a 16-hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Atlanta transcended beyond a mere physical shift in global… more »

What to Do in October? Check Out These Five Festivals

As the humidity fades and the leaves turn, fall in the South is a beautiful, if not a short-lived, opportunity for all sorts of outdoor occasions. With cooler weather approaching, there’s no shortage of events, fairs and festivals to take advantage of in the Atlanta area this October.

1. Georgia Blues & Roots… more »

Behind the Scenes of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Participating in the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic has been one of the most valuable learning experiences at Georgia State Law.

The program lasts two semesters. Students receive mediation training in the beginning of the fall semester. Then they practice mediation for a couple of weeks with more experienced co-mediators before they mediate on their own… more »

‘…Until You Just Do It, Nothing Will Happen,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)

My road to, and through, law school was a little different from many law students, so I am honored to have the opportunity to not only represent my class today, but also to share some of my story with you.

A few years ago, I came across a quote that would change the way I… more »

Meet the Graduate: Randy Montgomery (J.D. ’16)

Q: Describe how it feels to be finally leaving Georgia State Law.

A: As I prepare to finally leave Georgia State Law, I feel excited. I’m excited about the possibilities that my future holds. A law degree creates a wealth of opportunities, both personally and professionally.

Q: What is the biggest lesson that you learned… more »