News Briefs

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits. 

The increase… more »

CNCR Launches Database of U.S. Restorative Justice Legislation

Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) at Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a downloadable database detailing state-by-state use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

“The new database will help those looking to draft new legislation or start new programs,” said Carolyn Lambert, CNCR’s project director. “The project… more »

Chang (J.D. ’14) Bridges Gaps Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

En Garde: Olympian Incorporates Fencing Skills in Study of Law

A sabre fencer turned lawyer is rare, but to Emily Jacobson (J.D./M.B.A. ’14) it makes perfect sense. She found a way to use the skills she learned while fencing and apply it to the Georgia State University College of Law program.

“Overall, through my years as a competitive athlete, I learned the true meaning of… more »

Lessons from Disasters: Laws Can Impede Cities, States from Bouncing Back

When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.

When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »

Nancy P. Johnson (1949-2014) Nurtured College, Law Library

Nancy Johnson Celebration of Life 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

Dean’s note: Nancy P. Johnson valiantly fought back her illness for seven years in the same way she lived her life, anchored her family, built our law library and engaged her profession — with unmatched class, modesty, talent and courage. Words are… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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Sikri Receives 2014 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Bobby Sikri, information technology specialist, is the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, given annually by Georgia State University College of Law to a staff member who has rendered exceptional service.

“Even at a distance, the nomination letters are consistent with my own earlier experience with Bobby Sikri,”… more »

STLA Team Wins William Daniel Mock Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Kyle Jackson (J.D. ’15), Kevin Coleman (J.D. /M.B.A. ’15), M. Binford Griffin (J.D. ’16), Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) and Ashley Warmack (J.D.’16), won the 15th annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 23 in Atlanta.

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See you at the Student Bar Association’s annual talent show 8 p.m., tonight at the Highland Inn. via @GeorgiaStateLaw 2 days ago