2016 Law Profiles

‘…Until You Just Do It, Nothing Will Happen,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)

My road to, and through, law school was a little different from many law students, so I am honored to have the opportunity to not only represent my class today, but also to share some of my story with you.

A few years ago, I came across a quote that would change the way I… more »

Donohue (J.D. ’16) Advises To Learn and Do While at the College

For as long as he can remember, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) wanted to go to law school. He grew up with great mentors who were attorneys and interned with Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia during his senior year of high… more »

Gift of Gab and Desire To Give Back Led Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) to Law

Growing up, Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) always was involved in some type of advocacy, but it wasn’t until an undergraduate professor told her she was good at talking, that she considered a future in law.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony ‘‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A.… more »

Irish-Born O’Toole (LL.M. ’16) Plans To Pursue Environmental Law

Irish-born Rachel O’Toole (LL.M. ’16) is a member of the first LL.M. class to graduate from Georgia State Law. Already admitted to the Georgia bar, O’Toole pursued the non-bar track, with a focus on Environmental and Land Use law.

“It’s an area I am passionate about,” said O’Toole, a graduate research… more »

Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16) Seeks to Resolve Disputes

“Going after what I am really passionate about helped me most on this journey. I feel like it’s a risk, because in a way you’re going outside of the box…but at the same time the J.D. gives you so much power, you just have to trust yourself and work hard,” said Sasan Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16).

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Dr. Valentine Pursues J.D./M.S.H.A. To Bridge Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then Turks and Caicos Islands, before becoming a Georgia resident and a Georgia State University student.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony ‘‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)…Until… more »