Alumni

ABA Prohibits Bias in Law Practice

The legal profession has long had the ability to remove from its ranks lawyers whose conduct shows they lack ethical character sufficient to practice law. In August, the American Bar Association (ABA) further expanded the class of activities that can put a lawyer’s bar license at risk by amending ABA Model Rule 8.4, Misconduct, to… more »

Bias: It’s Everywhere, and It’s Not Going Away

She tells her students they’re biased. They can’t help it. And that’s okay.

She also tells students if they want to be good lawyers, they have to be intentional about how they deal with those biases.

Then, Tanya Washington, professor of law, gives students opportunities to become aware of, own and explore their… more »

Cultural Awareness Class Creates Questions, Provides Answers

Bias is a hot-button word in today’s cultural climate. Few other words will grab as much attention or spark such a physical, emotional or legal reaction.

In a cultural awareness class, Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor, and Kinda Abdus-Saboor, lecturer, examine implicit biases by prompting students to evaluate the lens through which they see the world.… more »

Wendy F. Hensel

Hensel Named Interim Dean for 2017-18 Academic Year

Wendy F. Hensel, associate dean for faculty and research development and professor of law, has been selected to serve as interim dean of Georgia State University College of Law for the 2017-18 academic year while the university conducts a national search for a new dean beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

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Georgia State Law Makes National Law Journal’s ‘Go-To Law Schools’ List

Georgia State Law made its debut at No. 50 on the National Law Journal’s “Go-To Law Schools.” The annual report ranks law schools that sent the highest percentage of graduates into associate jobs at the largest 100 U.S. law firms.

“We are a Go-To Law School by almost any measure including our rigorous curriculum,… 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 »

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 »