Alumni

Timm to Receive University’s 2017 Sparks Award

Bill Timm (A.B. ’65), associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, will receive a Sparks Award in recognition of his work at the Service Recognition Ceremony at 3 p.m Monday, April 17, in the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

The George M. Sparks Awards, named after one of the university’s most highly regarded presidents,… more »

In Their Words: Trey Kelley (J.D. ’14)

Why did you decide to pursue a career in politics? From an early age, my parents, both public school teachers, instilled in me the value of community service. After graduating from Shorter University, my wife, Amy, and I moved back to my hometown of Cedartown, where we quickly became re-engaged in our community through the… more »

In Their Words – Judge Belinda E. Edwards (J.D. ’90)

Why did you pursue a career in law? I wanted to make a positive difference in my community and in the lives of others.

As a child of the civil rights movement, raised in the segregated South, I experienced firsthand discrimination and the adverse effects of unequal justice. I realized early that it was the… more »

Tips for Practitioners | Essential Technology in Law Firms

It is no secret that the legal industry is resistant to change, especially when it comes to technology. However, the positive impact of technology is quickly forcing change. Document management systems, case management software, automated client intake systems and electronic signature solutions are all becoming essential to the legal practice.  

 Why should law firms… more »

Bobby Lee Cook to Receive 2017 Johnson Public Service Award

Bobby Lee Cook will receive the 2017 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on Thursday, March 23, at the College of Law. The college presents the award each year to an attorney whose overall accomplishments reflect the high tradition of selfless public service that Georgia State Law’s founding dean, Ben F.… more »

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 »