Alumni

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 »

Team Namer (J.D. ’17): Siblings Team Up in Life and Law

Michelle Namer (J.D. ’17) was teaching high school science and searching for her calling when her older brother Michael Namer (J.D. ’17) was completing the Georgia State Law application process.

“I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to spend my days and the skills I wanted to strengthen. Law felt like… more »

American Bar Association President Klein to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

Linda Klein, president of the American Bar Association, will deliver the commencement address to 192 J.D. graduates and 26 LL.M. graduates at the 2017 Georgia State University College of Law Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303.

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Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05)

Lester (J.D ’05) Wins Corporate Counsel Award

Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05) received the specialist counsel award at the 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards, which are sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter. The award honors an outstanding corporate counsel who specializes in employment, tax, privacy, intellectual property (IP) or real… more »

Students Thank Dean Kaminshine for His Service

“How often do you get to interact on a day-to-day basis with the dean of your school like we do with Dean Kaminshine? That’s what I have admired most about him during my two years here—he will take the time out of his day to meet and speak with any student just to… more »

Students Win Outstanding Advocate, Brief at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »

‘Investing in Your Future’ Series Touts Importance of Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Social Justice

A new lunch and learn series, “Investing in Your Future,” instructs students on how to develop their professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement and promoting social justice.

Investing in Your Future: Stepping Up:Promoting Fairness and Social Justice When: Noon, Tuesday, April 18 Where: Room 342

The third installment in the series, “Stepping Up:… more »

Georgia State Law Wins Intrastate Moot Court Competition

Georgia State Law brought home the winning trophy and received the best brief recognition at the Intrastate Moot Court Competition on March 24-25,  hosted by the College of Law. Georgia State’s Team A of Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Eleanor Miller (J.D. ’18) and Chadwick Williams (J.D. ’18) beat the University of Georgia School of Law… more »

PILA Auction Raises Over $17,000 to Fund Summer Fellowships

The 25th annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) auction raised more than $17,000 via a silent and live auction on Feb. 25.

All funds will be used to sponsor students working in unpaid voluntary public interest jobs this summer.

“The PILA auction is important to so many because it provides a financial assistance… more »