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Segall on Justice Scalia’s Cruelest Irony: The Real Impact of a 4-4 Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death dramatically affected the Supreme Court, the course of constitutional law, and the entire country. But there is one person whose career and influence was changed the most the moment Justice Scalia passed away. One person who, in one sense, was Justice Scalia’s foe, but in another, a much-needed ally. That person… 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Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws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 »

Gabel on Foster v. Chatman: Stating the Obvious While Setting an Impossible Precedent

In a 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury for the murder of Queen Madge White, a retired white schoolteacher.

For nearly 20 years,… more »

85 Park Place Receives Urban Design Commission Award

The Georgia State University College of Law new building, 85 Park Place, received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at a ceremony May 23.

The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the city of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of… more »

Professors Receive Top Honors at Annual University Faculty Awards

At the Georgia State University annual faculty awards on May 10, several members of the Georgia State Law faculty, Natsu Saito, Tanya Washington and Lisa Radtke Bliss, earned top honors.

Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… 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 »

GAPABA Honors Alumni and Professor of Law at Recent Gala

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) honored Georgia State Law alumni, Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02) and Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) and professor, Natsu Saito, at its third annual gala on May 12.

“I am truly impressed with how GAPABA has grown… more »

Taylor ‘A Model of Good Old-Fashioned Common Sense’

Taylor Retires After 25 Years

Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, retires in June after spending nearly 25 years teaching at Georgia State Law. Her path to law was unconventional, though well suited for her personality.

She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 1974 with a degree in trumpet… more »

‘Professor Blasi’s Primary Goal Has Been Students’

Blasi Retiring After 30 Years

In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.

The director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Blasi joined the… more »