News Briefs

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 »

Donohue (J.D. ’16) Advises To Learn and Do While at the College

For as long as he can remember, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) wanted to go to law school. He grew up with great mentors who were attorneys and interned with Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia during his senior year of high… more »

Dr. Valentine Pursues J.D./M.S.H.A. To Bridge Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then Turks and Caicos Islands, before becoming a Georgia resident and a Georgia State University student.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta… more »

Aimee Maxwell (M.Ed. ’83, J.D. ’87) Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Public service involves making a choice to embrace the needs of others at some sacrifice to oneself and in Aimee Maxwell we honor someone who made such a choice,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law at the the 2016 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony… more »

Pierce Hand Places Third in Mendes Hershman Writing Contest

Out of more than 25 student submissions from competitive law schools across the country, Pierce G. Hand (J.D. ’16) received third place and $500 for his paper, “Using the Absurdity Principle & Other Strategies Against Appraisal Arbitrage by Hedge Funds,” in the 2016 Mendes Hershman Writing Contest.

“I originally drafted this paper as a… more »

Kris Niedringhaus

Niedringhaus Receives Distinguished Service Award

Associate Dean of Library and Information Services and Associate Professor Kristina L. Niedringhaus will receive the 2016 Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries’ Computing Services Special Interest Section (CS-SIS).

The award honors one recipient each year for outstanding contributions to the… more »