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Tameka Lester

Lester to Testify About IRS Reform at House Ways and Means Subcommittee Meeting

Tameka Lester, associate director of the College of Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and assistant clinical professor, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Washington, D.C. The hearing will discuss Internal Revenue Service reform.

“It is such… more »

Head of Arbitration Center Stepping Down for Management Post at Law Firm

Shelby Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University College of Law, will leave his position on Jan. 1 to become a managing member of the Atlanta office of his firm, Miller & Martin, and lead its international commercial dispute resolution practice.

The center, through… more »

Legal Analytics Lab Partners with Atlanta Firm to Build Predictive Model in Civil Employment Cases

Georgia State University’s Legal Analytics Lab has a sprint project planned with an Atlanta employment law firm, Barrett & Farahany, to build a model to predict the outcome of various types of employment-related cases filed in federal district court. The sprint will take place during the spring semester.

Charlotte… more »

Georgia State Law Expands LL.M. Program, Adds Concentrations in IP Law, Environmental and Land-Use Law

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law is adding two concentrations, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental and Land-Use Law, to its master of laws (LL.M.) program in August 2018.

These concentrations join the Health Law, General Studies and Foreign-Trained Lawyer tracks in the LL.M. program. Since its introduction in fall 2015,… more »

Todres

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Juergensmeyer Travels to Brazil and Portugal to Present on Emerging Land Use Topics

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer recently returned from Brazil and Portugal, where he gave several lectures and participated in two international conferences. In Sao Luis, Brazil, Juergensmeyer spoke at the two-day First International Conference on Comparative Urban and Environmental Law, co-sponsored by the Brazilian Beyond Institute, Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and… more »

Juergensmeyer & Co-Authors Argue for Expanded Impact Analysis in Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

Four prominent land-use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at Georgia State University College of Law in November.

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for… 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 »