Magazine – Winter 2016

Tom Jones

Celebrating 30 Years With STLA Coach Tom Jones

In 2015, adjunct professor Tom Jones stood outside the state Capitol’s rotunda, attending the swearing-in ceremony for his former student and now Superior Court Judge Alison Burleson (J.D. ’00). “The greatest reward in teaching is to see your students succeed,” said Jones, beaming with pride.

When asked how many of his former students have gone… more »

In Their Words | Two families on Legacies — The Horlicks

Gail Horlick enrolled at Georgia State Law in 1987 as her husband, Alan, was starting his last year. Their son, Robbie, followed in their footsteps later, receiving his J.D. in 2004.

Did Alan have any influence on you pursuing a law degree and/or attending Georgia State?

Gail: Law was something I never considered. At that… more »

A Vision Realized | The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation

“The new building features a conference center to bring the legal community in for closer collaboration and to engage in a community conversation. The greatest example of this kind of collaboration is the space devoted to the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, which is… more »

A Vision Realized | From the Dean

AFTER YEARS OF DREAMING AND WORKING to build 85 Park Place, we can finally say well done and welcome home. With the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8, we officially opened this new, state-of-the-art facility.

As we settle into our new home, we would be remiss not to take a moment and say thanks. Thank… more »

Enhancing Public Health Law and Education

Robert Wood Johnson Program fellows develop interdisciplinary approaches to advancing health through law 

Georgia State Law and its Center for Law, Health & Society led a national program, The Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program, to enhance public health law teaching in… more »

Tips for the Practitioners — More Efficient Research … for Free!

Researching more effectively doesn’t necessarily have to mean paying for access to high-priced legal databases. Some of the best research resources are freely available online. Here are three of my favorites:

Georgia’s free legal databases

Digital Library of Georgia works to put as much Georgia-specific information online for free as possible. Of the… more »

Second-Year Students Represent Domestic Violence Victims in Court

During the fall semester, 16 Georgia State Law students represented domestic violence victims in Cobb Superior Court as part of an innovative experiential learning class, Transition to Practice, taught by Clark Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair… more »

Inaugural LL.M. Class Hails from 14 Countries

Folahan Ayeni (M.B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’13, LL.M. ’16) sat teeming with excitement in Professor Lynn Hogue’s office. She had been waiting 21 years for this moment.

“This is a dream come true,” she said of Georgia State Law’s new LL.M. Program for Foreign-Trained Lawyers. “I thought the… more »

A Vision Realized | A Lasting Legacy: Classroom Named in Memory of Alumna

When Naiyareh Karimimanesh (J.D. ’05) returned to Atlanta for law school, she eschewed living in middle class neighborhoods in favor of a more urban one, telling her father, “Dad, these are the people I want to defend. These are my people.”

Part of Naiyareh’s charm was her enthusiasm for life. “On her first attempt [for… more »