Throughout her distinguished career, Rita Sheffey has focused on complex, commercial litigation; however, her devotion to public interest law and representing the less fortunate is what draws attention. Sheffey, assistant dean for public service at Emory University School of Law, will receive the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on May 7.
Georgia State University College of Law is one of 16 teams – and one of two U.S. universities – selected to compete in the international student competition for Consensual Dispute Resolution, the CDRC Vienna.
This is the first year for the competition, founded by the International Bar Association, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre… more »
What some are describing as a rush to the altar by some same-sex couples puts a new twist on the saying, “Get a Ring by Spring!” These couples want to be married before the U.S. Supreme Court decides the constitutionality of state marriage bans in Obergefell v. Hodges and with good reason. The… more »
Government neutrality is at the core of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses (the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause). Taken together, these two clauses put government on the sidelines of religious controversy. On the one hand, there can… more »
The Hispanic Student Bar Association focuses on spreading awareness of the Hispanic culture within Georgia State College of Law and the legal community—teaching law students to speak Spanish plays a big part in this initiative.
“If you’re working in immigration law or workers compensation, or even personal injury law, it’s advantageous to speak Spanish because… more »
Cynthia Roseberry (J.D. ’97) is looking for fellow alumni volunteers to help with Clemency Project 2014, which works to reduce long prison sentences once required by draconian laws that have become less severe in recent years.
“This pro bono effort is commensurate with Georgia State Law’s mission of enriching the communities we serve,” said Roseberry,… more »
If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »
Eric J. Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, is no stranger to radio interviews. He appears regularly on the national XM Radio show StandUp with Pete Dominick talking about the Supreme Court and constitutional law.
However, in the wake of the recent religious freedom and gay… more »