News Briefs

Fleischman (J.D. ’11) Wins Void for Vagueness Appeal

On Feb. 16, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the decision in Corvi v. The State of Georgia, acquitting the client of Andrew Fleischman (J.D. ’11), who was convicted of cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct in the drowning death of her granddaughter and another girl.

Fleischman, an appellate… more »

Lombardo Finds Relevancy in the Echoes of History

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

Created in… more »

Leadership Skills Take Center Stage In Workshop

Georgia State University College of Law will hold a leadership workshop for students this spring, starting Tuesday, Feb. 24. The three-part series features Lt. Col. Josh Brooks, chair of the Department of Military Science and Leadership.

The series kicks off with an Overview of Leadership Frameworks at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24. Brooks will work… more »

Wolf Presents on Integrated, Sequenced Curriculum In Turkey

In November, Professor Leslie E. Wolf participated in the Second International Congress on Legal Education at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. Wolf was part of an international panel regarding law school curriculum and spoke about the Georgia State Law’s Health Law Certificate as a way to prepare students as professionals through… more »

Rowberry To Help Lead Magna Carta Anniversary Celebration

On March 30, the State Bar of Georgia will hold a CLE symposium on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, helped organize.

Rowberry was recruited to help because of his expertise in medieval history,… more »

College Launches Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic This Fall

Georgia State University College of Law is expanding its student clinics to six with the addition of the new Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic at the Fulton County state and magistrate courts. The new clinic will open this fall.

“The comprehensive 28-hour training students receive to be certified as third-party neutrals in… more »

Jeff Davis (J.D. ’91) Appointed Executive Director of State Bar

The career journey for Jeff Davis (J.D. ’91), executive director of the State Bar of Georgia, began in a Chattanooga courtroom. Davis was among those watching attorney Bobby Lee Cook cross examine a witness at a murder trial in 1988.

“I decided that I wanted to do criminal defense just like Bobby Lee Cook,” said… more »

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits.

The increase does… more »

CNCR Launches Database of U.S. Restorative Justice Legislation

Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) at Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a downloadable database detailing state-by-state use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

“The new database will help those looking to draft new legislation or start new programs,” said Carolyn Lambert, CNCR’s project director. “The project… more »

 
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