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Changing the Culture of Domestic Violence by Eliminating the Victim-Blaming

“In the United States and in the world, we blame domestic violence on the woman. Women get this pervasive message at a young age. Guilt, shame and stigma are ingrained into the center of our being,” said Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law at Georgia State University, during the more »

Rowberry: Steps to Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disaster

If a major metropolitan area such as downtown Atlanta suddenly got hit with a natural disaster like the tornado that whipped through the city in 2008, would cities be able to recreate or remember cultural heritage, such as historical buildings, artifacts and other relics of the past?

“Cultural heritage around the world faces numerous disasters… more »

Author Temple Grandin: Develop Strengths in Treating Autism

“When I was young, I thought everybody processed information the way I did. I didn’t know I was different,” said best-selling author Temple Grandin, professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University and an autism advocate. “I was not allowed to become a recluse.”

Diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 when… more »

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans Officially Opens

Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps celebrated Veterans Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans on campus.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to dedicate this clinic,” said Roy M. Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of law and one… more »

New Building Progress: Exterior Limestone Panels Being Installed

Twenty-four thousand square foot of stone cladding is being installed on Georgia State University College of Law’s new building this month, marking another construction milestone by McCarthy Building Cos.

Limestone panels are being installed on the southeast side of the building with that section being completed by the end of November.

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Legal Clinic for Student Veterans Set to Open on Veterans Day

The Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will officially open a Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans that will serve 800 veterans enrolled as students at the university at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11..

The facility is a hybrid and different from others in the state in that it deals… more »

Class of 2014 Finishes Strong on Bar Exam

Swearing-In Ceremony 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21: Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom R.S.V.P.: By 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7., to Vickie Dye

Georgia State University College of Law’s Class of 2014 posted strong bar results with a passage rate of 92 percent for first-time takers of the July exam, well ahead… more »

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14): Preserving Historical Communities

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14) could just as easily have dusted off his childhood and forgotten the decaying west Atlanta neighborhood where he grew up when he left in search of his American dream.

Instead, Arnold volunteers with groups seeking to preserve two communities: Vine City/English Avenue, near where he grew up, and the Gullah/Geechee community… more »

Hogue Co-Writes Chapter on Religion and Public Health

L. Lynn Hogue, professor of law emeritus at Georgia State University College of Law collaborated with his spouse, Carol Hogue, Emory University’s Jules and Deen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, professor of epidemiology and director of the Women’s and Children’s Center, to contribute a chapter to a collection of… more »

54th Miller Lecture: Saks Explores Stigma of Mental Illness

“I was scared of dying, but even more scared of what I saw looking back at me in the mirror,” said internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks during Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 14.

Saks shared her experiences of overcoming chronic schizophrenia more… more »

 
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