Alumni

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 »

Charles (J.D. ’18) Leads National Mindfulness Society’s Student Division

Austin Charles (J.D. ’18), with the help of his faculty advisor Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, is the chair of the Mindfulness in Law Society student division and has taken the lead for developing mindfulness resources and networking among law students who desire to establish mindfulness programs at their… more »

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Posted On January 4, 2017 by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. '17)

Written by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. ’17)

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step. In my case, that single step was a 16-hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Atlanta transcended beyond a mere physical shift in global… more »

Yarn Receives State Award for Contributions in Dispute Resolution

Douglas Hurt Yarn, professor of law and executive director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution was awarded the 2016 Chief Justice Harold C. Clarke Award by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia… more »

Barbara Swinton (J.D. '91)

Swinton (J.D. ’91) Appointed to Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin selected Judge Barbara Swinton (J.D. ’91) to serve on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Prior to her appointment, Swinton served as district court judge for the 7th Judicial District, after her election in 2002.

Swinton chose to pursue a legal career as a high school freshman, but her… more »

Alumni Handle Largest Bond Issuance in the State

Two former Georgia State Law classmates, Andrew Egan (J.D. ’05, M.A. ’06) of Kutak Rock and Jon Pannell (J.D. ’05) of Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP, recently assisted with the largest bond offering ever undertaken by the State of Georgia. Egan served as disclosure counsel and Pannell as bond counsel for the over $1.37 billion… more »

STLA Team Wins 2016 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17), Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Robert Noens (J.D. ’18) and Hunter Rodgers (J.D. ’18) won the Nov. 18-20 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The team went undefeated the entire weekend, beating the University of Georgia,… more »

Jerri Nims Rooker (J.D. '03)

From The Law Alumni President: Happy Thanksgiving 2016

“She was bold, she was brave, she was stubborn, she was smart.” At first, “stubborn” seems out of place among the other laudable qualities. These qualities were repeated by my daughter and other students throughout their play about Sarah Hale’s role in convincing President Abraham Lincoln to add Thanksgiving as America’s third nationally celebrated holiday.

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Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »