News Briefs

Donating Coats and Giving Hope: Students Help Homeless

Students Organize Clothing and Hygiene Kit Drive

“You’re not just giving me a coat, you’re giving me hope.” These words from a homeless man stuck with Siri Yellamraju (J.D. ’16) long after she and fellow Georgia State Law students Kelly Ghassemieh (J.D. ’16) and Faryn Wallace (J.D. ’16) gave clothing and hygiene kits to about… more »

Moot Court Team Fares Well at Macon LEAP Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s Moot Court team advanced to quarterfinals at the Legal Ethics and Professionalism (LEAP) Moot Court Competition on Nov. 12-14 at Mercer University School of Law in Macon.

The team of Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17), Chris Guthrie (J.D. ’17) and Peter Skaliy (J.D. ’17) was coached by Chris Daniels… more »

Fuse Brown Addresses ACA ‘Blind Spot’ in Journal Article

Erin C. Fuse Brown, Georgia State University College of Law assistant professor of law, calls attention to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “blind spot” in her article, “The Blind Spot in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Cost-Control Policies.”

Published online ahead of print in the… more »

‘Excited … To Be With My Class’ Bilimoria (J.D. ’15) on Swearing-In Ceremony

“I’m excited to see my former professors and to be with my class,” said Sheila Bilimoria (J.D. ’15), of the 2015 Swearing-In Ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 13. “All of us made it through this journey together and this is the final step. It’s a great way to finish up everything.”

Georgia State University… more »

Mindful Mondays: Learning to Breathe in Law School

The scene every Monday at noon in October was not the typical first-year law school classroom with a professor calling on anxious students, asking tough questions about assigned readings, with students frantically reviewing notes or nervously hoping to avoid the hot seat for one more class.

Instead, these first-year students sat still, relaxed, their eyes… more »

Segall Debates Blackman on ‘Picking the Next Justices’

Eric J. Segall, Georgia State University Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, faced off against Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at the South Texas College of Law, during a riveting debate, “Picking the Next Justices,” on Oct. 29 for the Georgia State chapter of The Federalist Society.

Appointing… more »

Center for Intellectual Property To Promote Collaboration

ATLANTA—Building upon the reputation of its Intellectual Property program, Georgia State University College of Law has created the Center for Intellectual Property, which will coordinate intellectual property programs, initiatives and provide opportunities for students, academics and IP professionals to collaborate.

“The center will allow us to expand our offerings by bringing in professors from the… more »

Class of 2015 Finishes with 84 Percent Bar Passage Rate for July

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2015 bar examination, with an 84 percent passage rate for first-time takers, more than 10 points ahead of the overall state rate of 73.5 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 87 percent passage rate… more »