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McCarthy Receives ABC of Georgia Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors Georgia Chapter honored McCarthy Building Companies Inc. with an Excellence in Construction – Award of Excellence for its work on Georgia State University College of Law’s building.

The biannual award recognizes the innovation, quality and vision of the project team — contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others—who played a vital role in… more »

The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure

The 2016 presidential election will almost certainly have a major and dramatic impact on the political direction of the United States Supreme Court. Donald Trump has promised to nominate conservative justices, and the list of potential nominees he made public is consistent with his pledge. Hillary Clinton, if elected, would of course nominate justices… more »

Fundamentals of American Planning Law Workshop

Posted On July 25, 2016

Land Use, Environment and Public Health Fundamentals of American Planning Law Date: Monday-Friday, Oct. 10-14 Location: Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta

Learn more about urban planning, land use law, environmental law and public health law in the United States during the weeklong Fundamentals in American Planning Law workshop.  Through lectures… more »

Is the Constitution at Stake in this Year’s Election?

Patrick Wiseman, Georgia State University

If Senate Republicans are true to their word, the next president of the United States will nominate Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement.

Given the age of several other members of the Supreme Court and rumors of others’ retirement, it is likely the next president will make as many as… more »

Segall on Justice Ginsburg and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Posted On July 15, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

How does a reliably liberal and feminist Supreme Court Justice get the New York Times Editorial Board, the Washington Post Editorial Board, and approximately 95 percent of Supreme Court commentators and law professors (most of whom reside on the left) to take sides with Donald Trump and against her? Unless you have been on a remote desert… more »

Peach Sheet Cited by 11th Circuit in June 23 Opinion

A Peach Sheet, written by Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14) and Ashley Worrell (J.D. ’14) and published in the 2013 Georgia State University Law Review, was cited in a June 23 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. (See Grange Mutual Casualty Company v. Woodward et al., No. 15-13295, manuscript op. 23-24. 11th… more »

Benham Law Camp Encourages Students to Pursue Legal Field

A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.

“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »

Independence Day: Freedom to….

Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.

To be clear,… more »