News Briefs

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

STLA Team Wins 2016 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17), Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Robert Noens (J.D. ’18) and Hunter Rogers (J.D. ’18) won the Nov. 18-20 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The team went undefeated the entire weekend, beating the University of Georgia,… more »

Segall on Storm Clouds over SCOTUS

Posted On November 14, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

It has been a rough year for the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly in February. That very night, the Senate Majority Leader announced that the seat would remain vacant until the next President took office, which meant an incomplete Court for the remainder of the 2015-16 term and… more »

IP LawMeet Team Receives Best Draft at National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team earned best draft in the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property LawMeet National Rounds, held virtually on Nov. 4. Before advancing to the national competition, the team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition.

For the competition,… more »

Professor, Alumnae Perform in Atlanta Bard Show’s ‘Mock the Vote’ Nov. 10-12

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Bard Show returns on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 10-12, with a timely production, “Mock the Vote,” at SCADShow theatre. The original musical theatre production is written, produced and performed by more than seventy local lawyers and judges.

Mock the Vote When: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 10-12 Matinee: 2 p.m.… more »

Students, Professor Collect 200+ Books for Fugees Family

Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres and students Chae Mims (J.D. ’17), and Min Ji Kim (J.D. ’18) delivered more than 200 donated books on Oct. 21 to the Fugees Family, a Clarkston-based nonprofit organization that works with refugee children.

The books were the culmination of a drive sponsored by Georgia… more »

Elaine T. McGruder (J.D. ’90) Honored with 2016 Public Service Award

The Atlanta Bar Association honored State Court conflict defender Elaine T. McGruder (J.D. ’90) with the 2016 Public Service Award for her significant contributions in advancing the fair administration of justice in the community. She was presented with the award at the ninth annual Celebrating Service Luncheon on Oct. 21.

“Many of us aspire to… more »

Three Professors To Present at ABA’s Fall Institute

Posted On October 18, 2016 by Blayne May (J.D. '17)

Three Georgia State Law professors, Clark Cunningham, Caren Morrison and Nirej Sekhon, will present works-in-progress at the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Fall Institute in November in Washington, D.C.

This will be the first time Cunningham, the W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics, attends this conference.… more »

Washington Moderates Discussion on Millenial Voters with Donna Brazile, Margaret Hoover

Donna Brazille, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover discussed “The Rise of the Millennial Voter” on Oct. 11 during a Georgia State University panel focusing on Millenniual voters, their political impact and issues they face in this election.

The panel, part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was… more »