Alumni

Will Arnold (J.D.’14): Preserving Historical Communities

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14) could just as easily have dusted off his childhood and forgotten the decaying west Atlanta neighborhood where he grew up when he left in search of his American dream.

Instead, Arnold volunteers with groups seeking to preserve two communities: Vine City/English Avenue, near where he grew up, and the Gullah/Geechee community… more »

54th Miller Lecture: Saks Explores Stigma of Mental Illness

“I was scared of dying, but even more scared of what I saw looking back at me in the mirror,” said internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks during Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 14.

Saks shared her experiences of overcoming chronic schizophrenia more… more »

State Bar Honors Recent Graduate for Pro Bono Work

The State Bar of Georgia will honor Leslie Salley (J.D. ’14) with its Individual Law School Access to Justice Award for her pro bono work in law and health equity at the State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards Reception on Thursday, Oct. 23.

“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with the award,”… more »

Glass Installed on New Building

Georgia State University College of Law and McCarthy Building Cos. began enclosing the new building in September with 70,000 square feet of glass windows, marking another major construction milestone for the $82.5 million facility.

After breaking ground a year ago, Georgia State Law and McCarthy topped out the seventh and final… more »

IP Community Service Award Recipients Named

Georgia State University College of Law, the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association will honor four attorneys with the 2014 Georgia State University Intellectual Property Community Service Award.

Recipients Patrick Flinn of Alston & Bird, John Harbin of King & Spalding, Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05) of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Mark VanderBroek… more »

Hands-On Course Addresses Health Disparities in Local Neighborhoods

Working as community partners, Georgia State University College of Law students and the Neighborhood Planning Units worked to assess the impact of the mitigation of health disparities in underserved communities in the Atlanta area and provide recommendations this spring’s innovative Law and Health Equity Course.

Courtney Anderson, assistant professor of law, applied… more »

Bratton (J.D. ’03) Appointed to Bench By Governor

Shawn Bratton (J.D. ’03) refers to Georgia State University College of Law’s three-year program, as a “lawyer’s boot camp.” He says, the program has equipped him with important skills like critical thinking, researching and writing.

This month, he will take these basic fundamentals and use them to hear legal matters as a Gwinnett County State… more »

New Legal Clinic To Help Veterans at Georgia State University

Georgia State University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) department, representatives of the State Bar of Georgia’s Military and Veterans Law Section and the College of Law will start a new legal clinic this month for more than 800 veterans enrolled at the university.

Roy Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs… more »

HeLP Receives Outstanding MLP Award

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Advisory Council 2014 Awards committee recently awarded the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) with an Outstanding MLP Award at the 2014 MLP Summit.

HeLP is a partnership among Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc., Georgia State University College of Law, Emory University School of Medicine… more »

Johnston (J.D. ’08) Selected for ARC Leadership Institute

Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director of Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has been selected for the 2014 Atlanta Regional Commission’s prestigious leadership program.

During the intensive Regional Leadership Institute in September, national and regional… more »

 
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