Alumni

Online Resource Matches Attorneys with Pro Bono Opportunities

The state bar of Georgia’s Access to Justice committee recently launched a campaign to increase pro bono volunteerism among attorneys in Georgia. The goal of the campaign, “Due Justice. Do Fifty,” is to not only raise awareness of the importance of pro bono service, but also create an easy way for attorneys to find pro… more »

Part-Time Program Ranked No. 11 in Annual U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s part-time program jumped three spaces to No. 11 in a three-school tie in U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings, out of 79 accredited programs, in the annual graduate rankings released March 14. Overall, the college dropped from No. 57 to No. 65 in a seven-school tie, but remained at… more »

Anne Hopkins

Hopkins Named New Director of Development

Anne Hopkins has joined Georgia State University College of Law as director of development. Hopkins has worked in the political arena for the past few years, fundraising for various campaigns. Formerly, she was the foundation coordinator for Arby’s Foundation and prior to that she worked as a trade show general contractor with event logistics.

“Anne… more »

Second Chairing a Trial: A Third-Year Experience

Although I didn’t know it, I had waited my entire academic career for this moment. Coming into law school, I didn’t intend to litigate, and I especially didn’t intend to pursue criminal law. And yet, here I was two and a half years later, about to start my first criminal trial.

I am in my… more »

Jury Consultant de La Rue Fighting for ‘Fair and Impartial’

The reconnaissance that goes into picking a jury is a combination of art and science, and it takes time. It is studying demographics, but it is also studying body language and nonverbal hints from a prospective juror.

It is turning over a rock to see what is on the other side. It is not… more »

Tiffany Roberts

The Beast Within: Subconscious Bias and the Battle for Justice

The second-year law school students watched in amazement.

A woman gave testimony in a domestic violence hearing in Cobb County Superior Court. Instead of the subdued, tearful, intimidated stereotype of a domestic abuse victim, the woman seethed with fury, crying out.

She blew student preconceptions apart like a bomb.

After the hearing, Tiffany Roberts… more »

Justice System Should be Accessible and Attainable for All, Foster says

Quoting Robert F. Kennedy, Lisa Foster began the 59th Distinguished Lecture Series with a question: “’Do minorities or people who speak our language imperfectly…or those who are poor, really receive the same protection before the courts as the rest of our citizens? All too often, they do not.’”

Foster, former director of the more »

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 »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

‘You Can Chase Your Dreams,’ Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19)

Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a teenager. But her dreams were pushed aside after she graduated from college and entered the workforce. The birth of her son propelled her to set an example for him.

Although she had proven successful in other endeavors—she was the first… more »