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Will Arnold (J.D.’14): Preserving Historical Communities

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14) could just as easily have dusted off his childhood and forgotten the decaying west Atlanta neighborhood where he grew up when he left in search of his American dream.

Instead, Arnold volunteers with groups seeking to preserve two communities: Vine City/English Avenue, near where he grew up, and the Gullah/Geechee community… more »

Hogue Co-Writes Chapter on Religion and Public Health

L. Lynn Hogue, professor of law emeritus at Georgia State University College of Law collaborated with his spouse, Carol Hogue, Emory University’s Jules and Deen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, professor of epidemiology and director of the Women’s and Children’s Center, to contribute a chapter to a collection of… more »

54th Miller Lecture: Saks Explores Stigma of Mental Illness

“I was scared of dying, but even more scared of what I saw looking back at me in the mirror,” said internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks during Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 14.

Saks shared her experiences of overcoming chronic schizophrenia more… more »

State Bar Honors Recent Graduate for Pro Bono Work

The State Bar of Georgia will honor Leslie Salley (J.D. ’14) with its Individual Law School Access to Justice Award for her pro bono work in law and health equity at the State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards Reception on Thursday, Oct. 23.

“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with the award,”… more »

Legal Scholar and Author Elyn Saks to Deliver Miller Lecture

Internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks will deliver Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture at noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Center.

Saks, the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern… more »

Glass Installed on New Building

Georgia State University College of Law and McCarthy Building Cos. began enclosing the new building in September with 70,000 square feet of glass windows, marking another major construction milestone for the $82.5 million facility.

After breaking ground a year ago, Georgia State Law and McCarthy topped out the seventh and final… more »

IP Student Writing Competition Winners Announced

Joseph Lingenfelter of Boston University School of Law is the top winner of Georgia State University College of Law’s third annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition from a field of 43 entries.

Lingenfelter will receive $3,000 for his “Putting the ‘Public’ Back in ‘Public Use:’ Interpreting the 2011 Leahy-Smith America… more »

Atlanta Offers Research Opportunities for Weber

The vast number of Fortune 500 companies in Atlanta makes the metro region fertile ground for Associate Professor of Law Robert Weber and his research interests in financial regulation.

“Atlanta is an important financial, business and legal hub in the United States,” says Weber, who joined the faculty of Georgia State University… more »

IP Community Service Award Recipients Named

Georgia State University College of Law, the State Bar of Georgia and Atlanta Bar Association will honor four attorneys with the 2014 Georgia State University Intellectual Property Community Service Award.

Recipients Patrick Flinn of Alston & Bird, John Harbin of King & Spalding, Elizabeth Lester (J.D. ’05) of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan and Mark VanderBroek… more »

Hands-On Course Addresses Health Disparities in Local Neighborhoods

Working as community partners, Georgia State University College of Law students and the Neighborhood Planning Units worked to assess the impact of the mitigation of health disparities in underserved communities in the Atlanta area and provide recommendations this spring’s innovative Law and Health Equity Course.

Courtney Anderson, assistant professor of law, applied… more »

 
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