News Briefs

Attorney General Coffman to Speak at Commencement

Attorney General of Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman (J.D. ’91) will speak at Georgia State University College of Law’s Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta.

Coffman, who is running for governor of Colorado, was raised in small-town Missouri and graduated… more »

Professor Washington Receives Award from Gate City Bar Association

For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.

Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »

Lucas Testifies Before Georgia House Committee on Standard for Determining Intellectual Disability in Capital Proceedings

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor of law and faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, testified Thursday, Feb. 22, before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee regarding HB 768, which pertains to the standard and procedure for determining intellectual disability in capital proceedings.

Lucas will discuss why Georgia’s existing standard… more »

Alumni Help Atlanta End Cash Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council, under the leadership of the newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), has unanimously adopted an ordinance ending cash bail for most minor, non-violent offenses handled by Municipal Court.

Such crimes include jay walking, disorderly conduct, aggressive panhandling, urinating in public, loitering, driving without a license and traffic offenses. Traditionally, anyone… more »

Armbruster (J.D. ’20): ‘Georgia State Believed I Was Worth Taking a Chance On’

Six arrests, four overdoses, four detoxes, three inpatient rehabs, three outpatient rehabs and countless halfway houses in five years. That was the life of Alexandra Armbruster (J.D. ’20) after dropping out of Princeton University. She left college when the early stages of alcohol and drug addiction began affecting her behavior and grades.

“I got back… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the… more »

Scott Recognized for Community Service with AALS Award

Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, received the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care Award for excellence in legal education from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The award recognizes outstanding contributions of law teachers in community service in health law.

“Professor Scott’s deep and sustained contributions to… more »

Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »

Lathrop (J.D. ’13) Recognized for Exceptional Service to College

Sarah Lathrop (J.D. ’13), assistant director of admissions, received the 2017 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, which is given annually in recognition of Georgia State Law staff members who have given exceptional service to the college, Georgia State University, the public or who have achieved important professional development goals.

“Sarah is a… more »

Lester Testifies About IRS Reform at House Ways and Means Subcommittee Meeting

Tameka Lester, associate director of the College of Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and assistant clinical professor, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Dec. 13 in Washington, D.C. The hearing was on Internal Revenue Service reform.

“It was such an honor… more »