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HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »

Segall: Alexander Hamilton and the New Supreme Court Term

As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, many court watchers have observed that the justices don’t have the usual front-page, nationally important cases on their docket.

By this time a year ago, the Supreme Court had already decided to hear controversial affirmative action, free speech and redistricting cases. Soon thereafter the… more »

James Mitchell

Mitchell Joins HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Supervising Attorney

James “Jimmy” Mitchell has joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a supervising attorney and brings a wealth of legal practice and research experience to his new role. Most recently, he was employed as an associate with Nall & Miller LLP. He defended both national and local corporations in governmental liability, constitutional law,… more »

‘Mind Full or Mindful?’ Scott to Kick Off 2016-17 Women Inspire Series on Oct. 4

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, will kick off this year’s Women Inspire Speaker Series on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Centennial Hall auditorium. Scott will present “Mind Full or Mindful? Bringing Mindfulness to Lawyers (And to Anyone Else Who Wants Less Stress and More Happiness in Their Lives),” from 12:30… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Partners with Secretary of State Office on Investor Education

Beginning this semester, Georgia State University College of Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic is partnering with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office to enhance investor education in Georgia.

“Our partnership is driven by the need for improved and more highly visible investor education,” stated Secretary Kemp. “We want to provide Georgians with dynamic resources that… more »

Samantha Jose (J.D. '17)

Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) Wins CLEA Outstanding Student Award

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) its Outstanding Student Award.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Tameka E. Lester nominated Jose for the award, which honors one student per law school who has excelled in a… more »

Powell (J.D. ’99) Elected Chair of State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section

Bonnie Powell (J.D. ’99), director of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic, serves as the chair of the State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, which promotes and facilitates negotiation, mediation, arbitration and methods other than traditional litigation for the resolution of legal disputes.

Powell has worked with the section and its chairs for… more »

Behind the Scenes of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Participating in the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic has been one of the most valuable learning experiences at Georgia State Law.

The program lasts two semesters. Students receive mediation training in the beginning of the fall semester. Then they practice mediation for a couple of weeks with more experienced co-mediators before they mediate on their own… more »

Bankruptcy Program, Tax Clinic Help Homeless Client Get Back on Feet

Armin Naghashzadeh (J.D./M.B.A. ’16) enrolled in the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.) to gain practical work experience and skills, but realizing the impact his work made is what made him return for a second semester.

“I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives,” Naghashzadeh said. “I want to make sure… more »

Carolyn Lambert

CNCR’s Lambert Helps Compile Restorative Justice Database

Carolyn Lambert, director of programs for the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, along with Shannon Sliva, assistant professor of social work at the University of Denver, published a compilation of state statutes referencing restorative justice from the U.S. Restorative Justice Legislation Database on the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice’s website.

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