News Briefs

‘Mind Full or Mindful?’ Scott to Kick Off 2016-17 Women Inspire Series on Oct. 4

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, will kick off this year’s Women Inspire Speaker Series on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Centennial Hall auditorium. Scott will present “Mind Full or Mindful? Bringing Mindfulness to Lawyers (And to Anyone Else Who Wants Less Stress and More Happiness in Their Lives),” from 12:30… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Partners with Secretary of State Office on Investor Education

Beginning this semester, Georgia State University College of Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic is partnering with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office to enhance investor education in Georgia.

“Our partnership is driven by the need for improved and more highly visible investor education,” stated Secretary Kemp. “We want to provide Georgians with dynamic resources that… more »

Samantha Jose (J.D. '17)

Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) Wins CLEA Outstanding Student Award

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) its Outstanding Student Award.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Tameka E. Lester nominated Jose for the award, which honors one student per law school who has excelled in a… more »

Bankruptcy Program, Tax Clinic Help Homeless Client Get Back on Feet

Armin Naghashzadeh (J.D./M.B.A. ’16) enrolled in the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.) to gain practical work experience and skills, but realizing the impact his work made is what made him return for a second semester.

“I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives,” Naghashzadeh said. “I want to make sure… more »

Segall: Why We Don’t Need a Ninth Supreme Court Justice

Posted On September 16, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

The hand-wringers are wrong—an evenly split Supreme Court would end a narrow majority imposing its out-of-step will and would be good for the country.

When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2016-17 term in October, the biggest story will not involve a blockbuster case but the still empty seat created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death… more »

Eskridge: Gay Marriage ‘A Long Struggle’ in Lead-Up to Obergefell

Julie Goodrige. Jack Baker. Edie Winsdor. Mike McDonnell. April Deboeur. Jayne Rowse. Few recognize these names. They are just a few of the people whose actions led to last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

William Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver… more »

Kinkopf Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Professor Neil Kinkopf testified Sept. 7 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice about the legalities and oversight of the Judgment Fund.

“The Judgment Fund fulfills a fundamentally important duty of the federal government — to provide an effective remedy when the rights of individuals are violated,” Kinkopf said.

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SBA, First-Year Students Help Feeding ATL Project

When Student Bar Association President Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) learned of an opportunity to help a local charitable organization, she sprang into action. She reached out to incoming first-year students and, within a few days, she had more than enough volunteers to assist Caring For Others Inc. with its Feeding ATL… more »

GAWL Honors Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) With Outstanding Law Student Award

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) presented Jenna Rubin (J.D. ’16) with its annual Outstanding Law Student Award. She was one of five students honored at the GAWL Annual Awards Dinner in May.

Kelly Cahill Timmons, associate dean for student affairs and associate professor of law, nominated Rubin for the… more »

Student and Alumnus Help Inventor Through Georgia PATENTS Program

There are a lot of barriers—especially for people with limited resources—to developing a product or starting a company, said Brad Czerwonky (J.D. ’18). The Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Georgia PATENTS program is working to reduce those barriers by connecting solo inventors, nonprofits and small businesses with limited financial resources with patent agents and attorneys… more »