Alumni

Investor Advocacy Clinic, Secretary of State Office Develop Valuable Resources about Robo-Advisers

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 »

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

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 »

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Georgia State Law Ranked No. 2 on Student Loan Hero List

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 »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Atlanta Bar Association Elects Vath, Iannarone & Cleland (J.D. ’92) to Leadership Roles

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 Law Graduates Hold Steady on February Bar Exam

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 »

Segall: College Reflects Kaminshine’s Values of Putting Students First

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 »

‘You Can Bend the Arc Toward Justice,’ Childers (J.D. ’17) Tells Classmates

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 »

Kianna Hawkins Chennault (J.D. ’17): Aspiring Criminal Litigator & New Mom

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).

During her second year at Georgia State Law, Chennault became a member of the Georgia State University Law Review… more »

Justin Leef (J.D./M.P.A. ’17): Taking Initiative to Save Lives

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 »

Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17): Service & Leadership Hallmark of Experience

Having a bachelor of science and master’s degree in social science education, Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) taught for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After her divorce, she decided to change careers and enrolled at Georgia State Law as a part-time day student.

“My experience at Georgia State Law has been one of… more »