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Foster to Discuss ‘Injustice Under Law’ at Miller Lecture on Thursday

The former director for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice will speak about injustice under the law during Georgia State University College of Law’s 59th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series at noon Thursday, March 2, at the university’s Student Center East Floor Ballroom.

Lisa Foster, director of the Office… more »

Why Senate Democrats Should Reject Judge Neil Gorsuch

Professor Fred Smith, in a Feb. 5 Atlanta Journal-Constitution opinion piece, says Democrats should give Judge Neil Gorsuch a respectful and fair hearing. They should, and then they should vote against his confirmation.

The process by which judges are nominated and appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court is a political one, and designed… more »

Law, Politics and the Courts in Difficult Times

Given President Trump’s recent (and not so recent) attacks on the federal judiciary, it is not surprising that Justice Stephen Breyer choose to speak out on Saturday (Feb. about the public’s mistaken notion that “we are actually politicians.” Breyer emphasized that the justices go through each case “with an open mind” and that… more »

Law Review Announces 2017-18 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2017-18 board members. Jessica Williams-Vickery (J.D. ’18) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Erik Badia (J.D. ’18) as executive editor.

“I am excited and honored to be a part of the upcoming Law Review Board,” Williams-Vickery said. “I am optimistic about the year ahead and grateful for the… more »

Heffley (J.D. ’19) Volunteers with CARA Project over Winter Break

Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19), an evening student and immigration paralegal at Elliott Immigration Law, spent the first week of January working with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, where over a thousand women and children, many with valid claims to asylum, are detained.

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From Atlanta to Hong Kong: Professors Explore Research Collaborations

The challenges facing cities around the world are not unique and different. Every city grapples with balancing urban growth issues such as affordable housing, equitable transport, social and economic exclusion, and climate change. The examples of city leaders working collaboratively across the globe and sharing strategies are numerous. Much can be learned through travel, collaborations… more »

BAPP for Clients

Posted On February 17, 2017

The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program provides two types of services for clients.

The Pro Se Assistance Project Center

The Pro Se Assistance Project Center (“PAP Center”), staffed by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys and law students, provides free legal guidance through 20-minute consultations to individuals who are considering bankruptcy or who are representing themselves in the… more »

BAPP for Students

Posted On February 17, 2017

Through the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases, from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. Students are responsible for every aspect of their cases, including client interviews, preparation of… more »

Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program

Posted On February 17, 2017

The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) gives law students the opportunity to meet Atlanta area bankruptcy judges, attorneys and trustees, while the students work with clients on bankruptcy cases. In the BAPP, students help clients deal with challenges in bankruptcy.

National Jurist Gives A- Diversity Rating to College

Georgia State Law received an A- rating in National Jurist‘s annual assessment of diversity in the nation’s law schools, published in preLaw magazine’s Winter 2017 issue.

“Our rating reflects our commitment to diversity at Georgia State Law,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Having faculty and students from a wide… more »