News Briefs

Charles (J.D. ’18) Leads National Mindfulness Society’s Student Division

Austin Charles (J.D. ’18), with the help of his faculty advisor Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, is the chair of the Mindfulness in Law Society student division and has taken the lead for developing mindfulness resources and networking among law students who desire to establish mindfulness programs at their… more »

Barbara Swinton (J.D. '91)

Swinton (J.D. ’91) Appointed to Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin selected Judge Barbara Swinton (J.D. ’91) to serve on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Prior to her appointment, Swinton served as district court judge for the 7th Judicial District, after her election in 2002.

Swinton chose to pursue a legal career as a high school freshman, but her… more »

Kaminshine Stepping Down As Dean This Summer

Steven J. Kaminshine will step down as dean of Georgia State University College of Law this summer and return to the faculty. Colleagues quickly praised the breadth and depth of his leadership, reflected by the college’s rise in the national rankings from 97th in 2007 to 57th, as well as the college’s consistent top… more »

Alumni Handle Largest Bond Issuance in the State

Two former Georgia State Law classmates, Andrew Egan (J.D. ’05, M.A. ’06) of Kutak Rock and Jon Pannell (J.D. ’05) of Gray Pannell & Woodward LLP, recently assisted with the largest bond offering ever undertaken by the State of Georgia. Egan served as disclosure counsel and Pannell as bond counsel for the over $1.37 billion… more »

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

STLA Team Wins 2016 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17), Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Robert Noens (J.D. ’18) and Hunter Rodgers (J.D. ’18) won the Nov. 18-20 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The team went undefeated the entire weekend, beating the University of Georgia,… more »

Segall on Storm Clouds over SCOTUS

Posted On November 14, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

It has been a rough year for the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly in February. That very night, the Senate Majority Leader announced that the seat would remain vacant until the next President took office, which meant an incomplete Court for the remainder of the 2015-16 term and… more »

IP LawMeet Team Receives Best Draft at National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team earned best draft in the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property LawMeet National Rounds, held virtually on Nov. 4. Before advancing to the national competition, the team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition.

For the competition,… more »

Professor, Alumnae Perform in Atlanta Bard Show’s ‘Mock the Vote’ Nov. 10-12

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Bard Show returns on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 10-12, with a timely production, “Mock the Vote,” at SCADShow theatre. The original musical theatre production is written, produced and performed by more than seventy local lawyers and judges.

Mock the Vote When: 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 10-12 Matinee: 2 p.m.… more »

Students, Professor Collect 200+ Books for Fugees Family

Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres and students Chae Mims (J.D. ’17), and Min Ji Kim (J.D. ’18) delivered more than 200 donated books on Oct. 21 to the Fugees Family, a Clarkston-based nonprofit organization that works with refugee children.

The books were the culmination of a drive sponsored by Georgia… more »