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Finding Solace after A Death Penalty Case

I first encountered To Kill a Mockingbird in the sixth grade. I’m fairly certain I ended up buying the CliffsNotes because I had trouble distilling and plucking out the themes to “journal” about in my English class (this was before you could pull up a plot summary on Wikipedia).

I would love to… more »

Deadlocked: What a Nine Word Decision Means for Five-Million Undocumented Immigrants

Shana Tabak, Georgia State University

On Thursday, the Supreme Court deadlocked on U.S. v. Texas, the most important immigration case of the year.

Nearly five million people stood to benefit from President Obama’s ambitious policy. It would have delayed deportation of unauthorized immigrants whose children are citizens or legal residents, and whose clean… more »

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Latest Effort to Hold Gun Makers Liable

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University

Last year families of the Sandy Hook shooting filed a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit. They sued the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to gun down 20 schoolchildren and their teachers in a small town in Connecticut in 2012.

On June 20, lawyers for… more »

85 Park Place Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Posted On June 21, 2016

85 Park Place One Year Anniversary College of Law

Wednesday, June 22 marks one year since the College of Law relocated from the Urban Life Building on Decatur Street to an award-winning, state-of-the-art structure at 85 Park Place in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Since the move, the college has garnered a litany of achievements,… more »

Atlanta Bar Elects Vath, Iannarone to Leadership Posts

The Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president-elect, and Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as secretary, in May. As president-elect, Vath is in line to become next year’s president. Iannarone is next in the officer progression to succeed her. Both served on the board last year, with Vath… more »

McCarthy Receives Award for 85 Park Place

On June 14, the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America awarded McCarthy Building Companies Inc. for its work on 85 Park Place, the new home of Georgia State University College of Law. The company received a Project Achievement Award in the Public Building-New Construction category.

The association’s annual awards… more »

Chiovaro Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ‘85), senior principal lecturer, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in teaching and creating the Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing course, which prepares third-year law students to be effective professional writers.

The award recognizes faculty who make contributions that demonstrate teaching excellence and promote student… more »

Tucker Honored for Outstanding Scholarship

Associate Professor Anne Tucker received the 2016 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award annually recognizes up to two faculty members who, within the previous two calendar years, have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity, as well as faculty who have during this period published… more »

Grubbs Appointed Chair of Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

Shelby R. Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, has been appointed chair of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

The mission of the commission is to increase the knowledge, goodwill and understanding of the world through people-to-people diplomacy, education, cultural and economic… more »

Georgia State Law Graduates Fare Well in February Bar Exam Results

Georgia State University College of Law graduates led the state on the February bar exam, with an 82.1 percent passing rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the the overall state rate of 63 percent.

“While the February results in Georgia reflect the continued national trend of bar passage rates that are below historical… more »