Alumni

Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05)

Lester (J.D ’05) Wins Corporate Counsel Award

Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05) received the specialist counsel award at the 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards, which are sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter. The award honors an outstanding corporate counsel who specializes in employment, tax, privacy, intellectual property (IP) or real… more »

Students Win Outstanding Advocate, Brief at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »

Moot Court Teams Fare Well at Notable Competitions

Three of Georgia State Law’s moot court teams recently participated in international, national and regional competitions—earning honors at each.

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Katherine Krouse (J.D. ’18), Thomas Johnson (J.D. ’18), William Enfinger (J.D. ’18) and Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17) competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New… more »

Smart:ME Program Benefits Atlanta-Based Entrepreneurs and Tax Students

The Start Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is an intensive 14-week accelerator program for micro-entrepreneurs (businesses with up to four employees) in the Clarkston and East Lake Atlanta communities. The program also enables Cass Brewer’s tax students to gain experience working with clients on a pro bono basis.

The program helps businesses—ranging from those providing… more »

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 »