News Briefs

Newly Minted Lawyers Told to “Go and Make a Difference”

“It feels triumphant,” said Khari Little (J.D. ’17) of being sworn in at Georgia State Law’s 19th annual newly-minted lawyers Swearing-In Ceremonies on Nov. 17.

Ninety-one alumni were sworn in for the Superior Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia by Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) of the Superior… more »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many… more »

Cleland (J.D. ’92) Urges New Coif Members to Maintain Their Moral Compasses

“There are many people who have went before you who held those standards of excellence that you have maintained through your hard work and dedication,” Anthony Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) told his 17 fellow new members of Georgia State Law’s Order of the Coif. “Do not give them up—keep the standard high.”.

Georgia State… more »

Professor Iannarone and Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) Testify at SEC Committee Meeting

Both Talk About Need for Economic Justice for all Investors

Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) missed her securities regulations class on Oct. 12 for a fitting reason: She was testifying in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee, advocating on behalf of the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic… more »

Area High School AP Students Debate Confederate Monuments with Law Faculty

A group of high school Advanced Placement students from Atlanta Jewish Academy and Cedar Grove High School joined Professor Timothy Lytton, Professor Lauren Sudeall Lucas and Professor Natsu Saito for a discussion on Confederate Monument Removal: Legal and Policy Issues on Oct. 22.

Lytton began… more »

Class of 2017 Fares Well on State Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2017 bar examination, with an 84.5 percent passage rate for first-time takers, ahead of the overall state rate of 79.2 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 89.3 percent passage rate for first-time takers.

“We are pleased with… more »

Moringiello: Digital Assets Challenge the Laws of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

“The division of rights in digital property has perplexed lawyers, judges and lawmakers for as long as individuals and business entities have been transacting in the online environment,” said Juliet M. Moringiello at the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Luncheon held at Georgia State University College of Law. Moringiello, Commonwealth Professor of Business Law and… more »

College Hosts ‘Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law’ Oct. 26-27

The College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law,” will be held Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27, at Georgia State University College of Law.

The College of Law Practice Management is a professional, educational and honorary association dedicated to the improvement of the law practice management… more »

STLA Team Wins MockingBird Challenge Competition

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team of Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18), Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18), Casey Wilson (J.D. ’19) and Kevin Mathis (J.D. ’19), won the Mockingbird Challenge in Alabama. The team was coached by alums Cheryl Champion White (J.D. ’93) and Kevin Coleman (J.D. ’15). The program is supervised by Tom… more »

Legal Analytics Lab Tackles Projects at the Intersection of Business, Law and Big Data

A groundbreaking new lab at Georgia State University is bringing business and legal scholars together with data scientists to analyze millions of litigation filings and outcomes, corporate financial disclosures, patent applications and other legal documents to identify patterns and evaluate how the law operates to predict future outcomes.

The Legal Analytics Lab, an initiative of… more »