News Briefs

Lester Training Volunteers for United Way Tax Program

In her work at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tameka Lester, associate director and clinical assistant professor, assists low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, often because forms are filled out incorrectly or claims that aren’t valid. Though her daily job is a form of giving back, Lester wanted to… more »

Honoring a Legal Legend, Cook, with the Ben F. Johnson Award

Past and present Georgia Supreme Court justices, a former governor, members of the Defense Bar of Georgia, Georgia State University College of Law alumni, faculty and students, the president of Georgia State, and many others gathered Thursday to recognize and honor the public service of Georgia attorney and legend, Bobby Lee Cook, who received… more »

PILA Auction Raises Over $17,000 to Fund Summer Fellowships

The 25th annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) auction raised more than $17,000 via a silent and live auction on Feb. 25.

All funds will be used to sponsor students working in unpaid voluntary public interest jobs this summer.

“The PILA auction is important to so many because it provides a financial assistance… more »

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Wilcox (J.D. ’16) Publishes in ABI Journal

The American Bankruptcy Institute Journal published “The Federal Student Loan Bubble,” by Marie Wilcox (J.D. ’16) in its February issue.

After taking visiting assistant professor of law Summer Chandler’s bankruptcy class, Wilcox became interested in student loan debt and bankruptcy. To fulfill her research writing requirement, she chose to… more »

Part-Time Program Ranked No. 11 in Annual U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s part-time program jumped three spaces to No. 11 in a three-school tie in U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings, out of 79 accredited programs, in the annual graduate rankings released March 14. Overall, the college dropped from No. 57 to No. 65 in a seven-school tie, but remained at… more »

Wendy F. Hensel

Hensel Named Interim Dean for 2017-18 Academic Year

Wendy F. Hensel, associate dean for faculty and research development and professor of law, has been selected to serve as interim dean of Georgia State University College of Law for the 2017-18 academic year while the university conducts a national search for a new dean beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

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Alexander, Feizollahi Receive U.S. Labor Department Grant

Charlotte S. Alexander, an assistant professor of legal studies in the department of Risk Management and Insurance at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business with a secondary appointment at the College of Law, has been awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to study federal district court misclassification decisions along with… more »

Georgia State Law Makes National Law Journal’s ‘Go-To Law Schools’ List

Georgia State Law made its debut at No. 50 on the National Law Journal’s “Go-To Law Schools.” The annual report ranks law schools that sent the highest percentage of graduates into associate jobs at the largest 100 U.S. law firms.

“We are a Go-To Law School by almost any measure including our rigorous curriculum,… more »

Heffley (J.D. ’19) Volunteers with CARA Project over Winter Break

Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19), an evening student and immigration paralegal at Elliott Immigration Law, spent the first week of January working with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, where over a thousand women and children, many with valid claims to asylum, are detained.

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National Jurist Gives A- Diversity Rating to College

Georgia State Law received an A- rating in National Jurist‘s annual assessment of diversity in the nation’s law schools, published in preLaw magazine’s Winter 2017 issue.

“Our rating reflects our commitment to diversity at Georgia State Law,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Having faculty and students from a wide… more »