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Segall on Justice Ginsburg and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Posted On July 15, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

How does a reliably liberal and feminist Supreme Court Justice get the New York Times Editorial Board, the Washington Post Editorial Board, and approximately 95 percent of Supreme Court commentators and law professors (most of whom reside on the left) to take sides with Donald Trump and against her? Unless you have been on a remote desert… more »

Peach Sheet Cited by 11th Circuit in June 23 Opinion

A Peach Sheet, written by Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14) and Ashley Worrell (J.D. ’14) and published in the 2013 Georgia State University Law Review, was cited in a June 23 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. (See Grange Mutual Casualty Company v. Woodward et al., No. 15-13295, manuscript op. 23-24. 11th… more »

Benham Law Camp Encourages Students to Pursue Legal Field

A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.

“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »

Deadlocked: What a Nine Word Decision Means for Five-Million Undocumented Immigrants

Shana Tabak, Georgia State University

On Thursday, the Supreme Court deadlocked on U.S. v. Texas, the most important immigration case of the year.

Nearly five million people stood to benefit from President Obama’s ambitious policy. It would have delayed deportation of unauthorized immigrants whose children are citizens or legal residents, and whose clean… more »

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Latest Effort to Hold Gun Makers Liable

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University

Last year families of the Sandy Hook shooting filed a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit. They sued the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to gun down 20 schoolchildren and their teachers in a small town in Connecticut in 2012.

On June 20, lawyers for… more »

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 »