Each fall, the State Bar of Georgia’s Professionalism Committee and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, host a professionalism orientation for incoming students at all six law schools in Georgia to discuss the personally and professionally challenging nature of professionalism issues, which they may face in school and as practicing attorneys.… more »
Through its partnership with the Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, Georgia State Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic (IAC) enhanced investor education with students tackling a cutting-edge technology issue that impacts the security industry – robo-advisers – and creating a resource library.
The securities division partnered with the North American Securities Administrators… more »
Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.
The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »
Lower Tuition Combined with Higher Starting Salaries Earns College No. 2 Spot in ’20 Best Law Schools for Avoiding Six-Figure Student Debt’
Georgia State University College of Law is ranked the No. 2 best law school for those looking to minimize and repay their student loan debt, according to Student Loan Hero, an online site that helps… more »
Members of the Atlanta Bar Association elected Margaret Vath, instructor of law, as president, Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect, and A. Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) as treasurer for the 2017-18 term.
Both Vath and Iannarone served on the board last year, with Vath… more »
Georgia State University College of Law graduates passed the February bar exam with a 70.6 rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the overall state rate of 53.9 percent.
“Our students earned the highest pass rate among all exam takers and the second highest among first-time test takers. They also had the highest average… more »
College, Alumni and Friends Celebrate Accomplishments of Dean’s Tenure
“It takes a village to build an institution, and this is a great institution and a remarkable village,” said Eric J. Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law at a Thursday, May 18, for a reception honoring Dean Steven J. Kaminshine for his… more »
ABA President Linda Klein Tells Graduates ‘To Do Good’
“The moral arc of the universe does bend toward justice, but only because it is shaped by just people, often in the most trying of times,” said Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17), the 2016-17 Student Bar Association president at the 2017 Commencement and Hooding Ceremony on May… more »
The last semester of law school is stressful for most students, but when you’re expecting your first child, the workload seems a bit more intense. That did not deter Kianna Hawkins Chennault (J.D. ’17).
Justin Leef (J.D./M.P.A. ’17) recently learned of an alternative understanding of the Latin legal phrase sua sponte: “take the initiative.” His interpretation is that “if you see a problem that matters to you, tactfully take the initiative and work hard toward a solution.”
During his first year of law school, Leef did just that. He introduced… more »