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Dedicated to Her Students: Nikki Williams (1977-2015)

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29,at the McDonough Presbyterian Church at 427 McGarity Road, McDonough, GA 30253. Visitation: from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the church.

“Every one has a handful of teachers who make a difference in his or her life. I was fortunate to have ended up in her class,” said… more »

Megan E. Boyd

Boyd Seeks to Strengthen Students’ Legal Writing Skills

Visiting Lecturer Megan E. Boyd understands oral litigation is not the primary means of advocating for clients in most practice areas – writing is. She is committed to helping students strengthen skills in this area.

“I pursued a career in academia because I believe I can contribute most to the practice… more »

New IRS Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals Inadequate, Fuse Brown Says

ATLANTA – Recently issued new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for tax-exempt, typically nonprofit, hospitals designed to help protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate and need further legal reform, Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown says.

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Patricia Zettler Enhances Health Law with Regulatory Science Background

Associate professor of law Patricia J. Zettler brings her expertise in the regulation of medicine, biotechnology and biomedical research to the College of Law.

Lytton Applies Interdisciplinary Expertise to Teaching

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton has a longstanding interest in the public policy implications… more »

Timothy Lytton Applies Interdisciplinary Expertise to Teaching 

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton has a longstanding interest in the public policy implications of tort litigation. He’ll expand that interest by teaching Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation at Georgia State Law.

Zettler Brings Reulatory Science Background To College… more »

Exploring Moral, Ethical and Legal Implications of Vaccinations

Posted On July 29, 2015 by Holly Cline

In 2014, the United States recorded 644 cases of measles from 27 states. Through May 29, 21 states and the District of Columbia reported 173 people with measles, including one from Georgia. Of these cases, 68 percent or 117 resulted from the Disneyland outbreak, affecting 24 individuals who visited the amusement park in mid-December.

As… more »

Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »

Grace Ha

Ha Receives First AtlAS Fellowship with ACIAM

ATLANTA — Grace Ha is the first recipient of the AtlAS Fellowship with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, a partner with Georgia State University College of Law.

Ha holds a B.S. from Duke University and a J.D. from Emory University School… more »

Court Rules for Marriage Equality In Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.

“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »