News Briefs

Knapp, McCarthy to Lead Professional Development Team

Lyn Rogers Knapp has been named senior director for Georgia State Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies, with Amy McCarthy (J.D. ’02) being named director. Both Knapp and McCarthy assumed their positions June 1.

Knapp has extensive experience in legal recruiting, human resources and corporate counseling. She… more »

College No. 6 on ‘Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law’

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 6 on Law Street Media’s “Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law” list.

The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »

Stephen Bright Named Attorney of the Year

Stephen B. Bright, professor of practice, was honored with Attorney of the Year Award at the Daily Report‘s annual Professional Excellence awards dinner June 29.

Bright was commended for his four decades of serving indigent clients facing the death penalty and his advocacy of the right to counsel for poor people accused of… more »

Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17) Putting Passion Into Practice

“When you’re passionate about what you do, burning the midnight oil and putting in long hours that often stretch into evenings and over weekends doesn’t feel like ‘work,’— it’s just an investment you hope you’ll get a return on,” said Meghan R. Gordon (J.D./M.Tx ’17).

Gordon’s passion for real estate and the breadth of… more »

Bright Wins Supreme Court Case, ‘McWilliams v. Dunn,’ in 2017 Term

Imagine walking into a classroom to learn from an attorney who just won a U.S. Supreme Court case. Georgia State Law students do so, learning from one of the South’s sharpest legal minds when they enter Stephen B. Bright’s class.

Bright, former president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) has… more »

Segall on Why There Should Be Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court

Posted On June 15, 2017 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

Former FBI Director James B. Comey’s open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday, broadcast live on national television, reflected well on our democracy. An estimated 19.5 million people watched our government at work.

Cameras at the U.S. Supreme Court Segall: “Cameras Belong in… more »

Did Sessions and Trump Conspire to Obstruct Justice?

Posted On June 15, 2017 by By Clark D. Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on June 13. AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Did Attorney General Jeff Sessions conspire with President Donald Trump to fabricate a false story about why former FBI Director James Comey was fired?

If the answer is yes, it could be grounds for criminal prosecution… more »

Brown Retiring, Leaving a Lasting Impression

In the mid-1990s, Vickie Brown had a meeting with former dean and faculty emerita Marjorie Girth and other administrators. It was late on a Friday with mandatory budget cuts swirling, and Brown, who was the program administrator for the Externship and Litigation Programs, expected the worst.

“Naturally, I assumed the meeting… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked No. 33 on Above the Law Top 50 List

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 33 on Above the Law’s annual “Top 50 Law Schools” list, up 14 slots from 2016.

The rankings prioritize employment outcomes above all else, using the latest ABA employment data for the Class of 2016. Only full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage (excluding solos and school-funded positions) were… more »

Georgia State Law Introduces LL.M. with Concentration in Health Law

Georgia State University College of Law is introducing a master of laws with a concentration in health law through its Center for Law, Health & Society, beginning this fall. This program builds on the center’s successful and popular health law certificate for J.D. students.

“Health law touches so many different fields and careers,” said more »