News Briefs

Chiovaro Receives Award for Teaching Excellence

Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ‘85), senior principal lecturer, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in teaching and creating the Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing course, which prepares third-year law students to be effective professional writers.

The award recognizes faculty who make contributions that demonstrate teaching excellence and promote student… more »

Novak’s New Book, Focus of May 3 Conference

Scholars from leading U.S. law schools gathered May 3 for a daylong conference to discuss and provide feedback on the forthcoming book, A New Democracy: Law and the Creation of the Modern State, by William Novak, a University of Michigan law professor and legal historian. The book will be published by Harvard University Press.

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Georgia State Law Named ACS Rising Chapter of the Year

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) recently named the Georgia State Law chapter as Rising Chapter of the Year for 2015-16. ACS awards this annual recognition to chapters that have made the greatest strides as a new or recently revived chapter in establishing a presence on campus.

The ACS Georgia State… more »

Marshall Explores How Laws Can Aid Hurricane Preparedness

Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation. How many “named” storms will there be before the season ends on Nov. 1? Will any of them strike the United States? If they do,… more »

85 Park Place Receives Urban Design Commission Award

The Georgia State University College of Law new building, 85 Park Place, received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at a ceremony May 23.

The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the city of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of… more »

GAPABA Honors Alumni and Professor of Law at Recent Gala

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) honored Georgia State Law alumni, Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02) and Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) and professor, Natsu Saito, at its third annual gala on May 12.

“I am truly impressed with how GAPABA has grown… more »

Taylor ‘A Model of Good Old-Fashioned Common Sense’

Taylor Retires After 25 Years

Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, retires in June after spending nearly 25 years teaching at Georgia State Law. Her path to law was unconventional, though well suited for her personality.

She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 1974 with a degree in trumpet… more »

Segall: Benefits of an Evenly Split Court Will Become Apparent

Prior to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s votes drove most five-to-four Supreme Court decisions. From 2010 to 2015, for example, Justice Kennedy provided the swing vote a whopping 84 percent of the time with Chief Justice John Roberts well behind at 61 percent. As Professor David Cohen has said, “the Court’s… more »

‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)

Kevyn Orr Tells 190 Graduates That Role of Attorney Comes With Awesome Power

“A few years ago, I came across a quote that would change the way I looked at my life, and my future career, forever—‘Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow,” said… more »

Todres: Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

Posted On May 10, 2016 by Jonathan Todres

The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.

While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »