Alumni

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »

Homecoming 2017

Posted On August 30, 2017

Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 21

Join faculty and law alumni at Georgia State’s fall 2017 homecoming football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, to cheer on and celebrate the Panthers, who take on the Troy University Trojans at the new Georgia State Stadium.

Game time is 2 p.m., with the pre-game festivities taking place at noon. Visit… more »

2017 Swearing-In Ceremonies

Posted On August 29, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Swearing-in Ceremonies for the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 Catherine Henson Atrium and Ceremonial Courtroom 85 Park Place NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Breakfast included

Who is Eligible?

All College of Law alumni… more »

Reunion Fall 2017

Posted On August 29, 2017

The 2017-18 Alumni Reunion is fast approaching. Catch up with friends and colleagues from the classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.

Enjoy the reception in the Catherine Henson Atrium at 85 Park Place and mingle with classmates, faculty and other guests.

7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 • Catherine Henson Atrium • 85 Park… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Alumni, Judges Facilitate Professionalism Sessions During Orientation

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 »

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 »