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Shana Tabak

Tabak Encourages Students to Become Human Rights Advocates

Throughout her career, visiting assistant professor Shana Tabak has worked with numerous immigrant and human rights organizations, spanning four different continents. She will share her experiences and expertise with Georgia State University College of Law students while teaching Asylum and Refugee Law, International Law and an Asylum practicum.

Tabak says Atlanta’s immigrant… more »

56th Miller Lecture: Internet Revolutionized Creativity, Changing IP Law

“The Internet fundamentally changed Intellectual Property,” said Mark Lemley, author, legal scholar and director of the Law, Science and Technology program at Stanford Law School, during Georgia State University College of Law’s 56th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 17.

Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law, discussed “Intellectual Property in… more »

Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program Students Help Clients Achieve Fresh Start

In bankruptcy class, students learn the concept of the “fresh start,” said Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor and organizer of the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.). “Fresh start is the notion that an individual will be able to go through bankruptcy and emerge with a fresh start on their financial… more »

‘A Glorious and Historic Day’

Georgia State University and College Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for 85 Park Place

Georgia State University and its College of Law celebrated the completion of 85 Park Place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon with state government and judicial leaders, alumni and friends.

“Wow. Two years ago almost to the day, we broke ground and celebrated… more »

85 Park Place Wins Award of Merit

85 Park Place Wins Award of Merit The Engineering News-Record recognized the new building for Construction and Design Excellence.

Georgia State University College of Law opened the doors of its new building on June 22. Built by McCarthy Building Companies, 85 Park Place has received notable attention from students, faculty and the Atlanta community… more »

Clark Cunningham

Transition to Practice Incorporates Legal Ethics in Second-Year Course

Starting this fall, Georgia State University College of Law offers an experiential course, Transition to Practice, for rising second-year students to take advantage of the amended Georgia Student Practice Rule.

The six-credit hour course satisfies the college’s Professional Responsibility requirement and immerses students in the dynamics of actual practice immediately after the first… more »

Tameka Lester

Lester Looks forward to Shaping Future Lawyers

“I like to mentor students on how to practice law the right way,” said Tameka E. Lester, assistant clinical professor with the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. “The opportunity to shape future lawyers has always appealed to me.”

During the fall semester, Lester will teach students the procedural aspects… more »

Burnett (J.D. ’09) Honored for Work in Reproductive Justice

In law school, Madison Burnett (J.D. ’09) led a campaign to help refugee women have safe births. That passion for helping others led the National Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter to honor her with its 2015 Outstanding Alumni award.

She started the Law Students for Reproductive Justice Chapter at Georgia State University College… more »

Dedicated to Her Students: Nikki Williams (1977-2015)

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29,at the McDonough Presbyterian Church at 427 McGarity Road, McDonough, GA 30253. Visitation: from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the church.

“Every one has a handful of teachers who make a difference in his or her life. I was fortunate to have ended up in her class,” said… more »

Megan E. Boyd

Boyd Seeks to Strengthen Students’ Legal Writing Skills

Visiting Lecturer Megan E. Boyd understands oral litigation is not the primary means of advocating for clients in most practice areas – writing is. She is committed to helping students strengthen skills in this area.

“I pursued a career in academia because I believe I can contribute most to the practice… more »