Metro Growth

Seeking Participants: Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University

Georgia State Law seeks two to three students to participate in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University in White Plains, New York, on Feb. 23-25.

A team must be selected by Monday, Sept. 26. The problem statement will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 30, with teams having until… more »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reading Celebrates Work of Marshall

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law celebrated the launch of How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the Face of Population Flows, Climate Change and Economic Inequality, co-edited by John Travis Marshall, assistant professor of law on Sept. 8.

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‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reception Set for Sept. 8

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth will host a book reading, discussion and reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Knowles Conference Center to celebrate the launch of assistant professor John Travis Marshall’s book, “How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the… more »

Fundamentals of American Planning Law Workshop

Posted On July 25, 2016

Land Use, Environment and Public Health Fundamentals of American Planning Law Date: Monday-Friday, Oct. 10-14 Location: Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta

Learn more about urban planning, land use law, environmental law and public health law in the United States during the weeklong Fundamentals in American Planning Law workshop.  Through lectures… more »

Marshall Explores How Laws Can Aid Hurricane Preparedness

Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation. How many “named” storms will there be before the season ends on Nov. 1? Will any of them strike the United States? If they do,… more »

Community of Urban Fellows Alumni Grows

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth continues to grow the number of Urban Fellows alumni, graduating sixteen students ready to make our cities better places to live and work.

“I really enjoyed the Urban Fellows Program because it provided countless opportunities to meet, learn from, and network with local professionals… more »

Metro Growth Center Announces 2016-17 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.

“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through… more »

Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16) Seeks to Resolve Disputes

“Going after what I am really passionate about helped me most on this journey. I feel like it’s a risk, because in a way you’re going outside of the box…but at the same time the J.D. gives you so much power, you just have to trust yourself and work hard,” said Sasan Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16).

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Brewer, Scott, Lucas and Rowberry Honored in 2015

The College of Law is accepting faculty nominations for the the Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence through March 11. The Maleski Award includes a $2,500 stipend while the Morgan Award consists of a… more »