Adwoa Ghartey-Tagoe Seymour (J.D. ’06) was installed as the 34th president of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) on Jan. 15. Seymour will lead the organization, a 34-year old voluntary bar organization focused on the enrichment and empowerment of women and advocating for children’s issues, under the theme of “Growing Stronger in Our… more »
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Tanya Washington is partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the law firm of Hunton & Williams for a panel discussion commemorating a rare exhibition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. papers on display… more »
ATLANTA — Local attorney and Peru native Magaly Cobian has joined the staff of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) at Georgia State University College of Law as its managing director.
ACIAM, in partnership with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and other stakeholders, will open a facility for international arbitration hearings and… more »
Whatever honors come Lisa Liang’s (J.D. ’08) way during her legal career will have to compete with a handmade potholder and award certificate that says, “To the Best Lawyer.”
One of Liang’s clients made her those treasured mementos during her time as a staff attorney in the health law unit with Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
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Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.
Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »
The sixth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon began with a high five and a warm hug for Brittne Ballenger (J.D. ’14). The graduate’s mentor and Associate Professor of Law Tanya Washington complimented her on a job well done. Ballenger completed her juris doctor degree in four years and has already landed a… more »
A sabre fencer turned lawyer is rare, but to Emily Jacobson (J.D./M.B.A. ’14) it makes perfect sense. She found a way to use the skills she learned while fencing and apply it to the Georgia State University College of Law program.
“Overall, through my years as a competitive athlete, I learned the true meaning of… more »
When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.
When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »
Nancy Johnson Celebration of Life 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta
Dean’s note: Nancy P. Johnson valiantly fought back her illness for seven years in the same way she lived her life, anchored her family, built our law library and engaged her profession — with unmatched class, modesty, talent and courage. Words are… more »
With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.
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