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Top 10 Recommended Classes

After the first year, we get it. You have choices in the class you take. Choices mean decisions. So, to aid that decision process, we did a quick, unscientific, poll of our students. These are the 10 most recommended Georgia State Law classes. Good luck making your decisions for the fall.

Bankruptcy with Professor Jack… more »

Student Spotlight: William Pannell (J.D. ’15)

With graduation around the corner, we couldn’t let one of our favorite 3Ls leave without getting his inside take on Georgia State Law! Meet William Pannell, an involved, focused and an outdoors sports enthusiast, he’ll give you his perspective on law school, life, balancing the two, and Atlanta.

Name: William Pannell Graduation Year: May 2015… more »

Congratulations to 2015-16 New Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 20 new Urban Fellows to its program for 2015-16.

The Urban Fellows program was one reason Ian Michael Rogers (J.D. ’17) chose Georgia State Law. “I knew I wanted a law school that provided distinct opportunities to explore… more »

85 Park Place: Bathrooms Generate Praise

Among the obvious benefits the new building will provide for Georgia State Law students, there is one aspect that students and alumni will surely appreciate – new bathrooms. Seriously.

The poorly laid-out and dysfunctional bathrooms in the Urban Life Building are a well-known plight to students. The layout of the Urban Life Building created awkward… more »

What’s Wrong with Religious Freedom Restoration Acts?

When Common-Sense Protection Becomes a License to Discriminate

By Lynn Hogue, Professor of Law Emeritus

Government neutrality is at the core of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses (the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause). Taken together, these two clauses put government on the sidelines of religious controversy. On the one hand, there can… more »

Court Interpreter Exposes Law Students to Hispanic Culture

The Hispanic Student Bar Association focuses on spreading awareness of the Hispanic culture within Georgia State College of Law and the legal community—teaching law students to speak Spanish plays a big part in this initiative.

“If you’re working in immigration law or workers compensation, or even personal injury law, it’s advantageous to speak Spanish because… more »

Kyle Jackson and son

Looking Back: An Amazing Journey

My time at Georgia State University College of Law is coming to an end, but the journey has been amazing. Three years ago I entered law school with two goals; have fun and be successful. I wanted to feel like I could enjoy life, despite the rigors of law school. Because of Georgia… more »