Magazine – Winter 2017 News 1

How Bias Can Weaken Legislation

When it comes to law, ignorance isn’t bliss.

It’s bias.

Prejudicial policy continues to find its way into law despite the noble goals of the judicial system and the efforts of well-meaning lawmakers.

Two Georgia State Law professors have done important work in understanding how and why this happens. Their works illustrate, in one case,… more »

Steven J. Kaminshine

From the Dean: Implicit Bias and How it Can Impact the Law

An essential component of training exceptional lawyers is cultivating professional development, especially with client interaction. In addition to teaching how to communicate effectively and other skills, our professors also devote time to the issue of implicit bias and how it can impact the law, legal system and our students’ ability to develop effective client relationships.

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Jury Consultant de La Rue Fighting for ‘Fair and Impartial’

The reconnaissance that goes into picking a jury is a combination of art and science, and it takes time. It is studying demographics, but it is also studying body language and nonverbal hints from a prospective juror.

It is turning over a rock to see what is on the other side. It is not as… more »

Kaminshine Stepping Down As Dean This Summer

Steven J. Kaminshine will step down as dean of Georgia State University College of Law this summer and return to the faculty. Colleagues quickly praised the breadth and depth of his leadership, reflected by the college’s rise in the national rankings from 97th in 2007 to 57th, as well as the college’s consistent top… more »