Faculty

Improv in the Negotiations Classroom Pays Off

When Professor Charity Scott explains her plans to incorporate improv techniques into her Negotiations course, students typically respond with skepticism and apprehension.

Improv Tactics

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, shared these key improv skills, which she finds useful in developing as a lawyer and going through life:

Say “yes,… more »

Lytton: Sandy Hook Decision Puts Crack in Gun Makers’ Armor

A Connecticut trial court on April 14 refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to murder 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

The lawsuit, which victims’ families filed against the gun maker as well as the distributor and retail… more »

Sobelson a ‘Modern Day Ghostbuster’ Says Student

Associate Dean Roy Sobelson is a modern-day ghostbuster, said Ulyana Hamilton (J.D. ‘16).

“Who are you going to call when you have a question? Who are you going to call in times of troubles? Who are you going to call during the good times? Dean Sobelson,” she said.

The Student Bar Association and other student… more »

We Don’t Need Another Scalia: Why Liberals Should Embrace a 4-4 Court

There has been an avalanche of essays, articles and blog posts discussing Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. The vacancy is much more important than most prior empty seats because the Supreme Court, for the first time, is divided four-to-four among Democrats and Republicans with the most conservative Democrat (Breyer) being more liberal than the most liberal… more »

Caren Morrison

Morrison’s Applied Evidence Class Allows Students to Learn and Use Rules

Thanks to a recent college Teaching Innovation Grant, associate professor of law Caren Morrison has expanded her Evidence course into a more immersive, simulation-based experience for her students.

“Applied Evidence,” as Morrison calls the expansion, introduces lawyering and litigation skills through in-class trial exercises. In small groups, students take turns role-playing… more »

Owe the IRS Money? Here’s What to Do

Tax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

Owing the IRS – especially when you don’t have… more »

Mobile Payments: Budnitz’s Research Examines How Gaps in Law Affect Consumers

Trading the green for the screen

With the tap of your thumb, you can pay for “groceries, and kicks, toys and your lunchtime fix,” touts Apple Pay. Mobile phones are used more and more for everyday functions, yet many consumers click without considering what laws do — or do not — protect those transactions.

“People… more »

A Georgia State Class You Wish You Were Taking: Products Liability and Safety

Products Liability and Safety | College of Law

TAUGHT BY » Timothy D. Lytton, Distinguished University Professor, College of Law Martin Grace, Regents Professor of Risk Management & Insurance, Robinson College of Business Terry Pechacek, Professor of Health Management & Policy, School of Public Health

WHAT IT’S… more »

TAPP Offers Students Experience Working with Nonprofits, Small Businesses

Beginning in August, Georgia State Law will offer the Transactional Assistance + Practice Program (TAPP), providing students with experience representing nonprofit organizations and small businesses in a broad range of transactional and corporate legal problems.

“So much of what students do in law school is litigation focused. Many attorneys, however, never step foot in a court… more »

85 Park Place Closed To Public April 22 to May 12 for Finals

Starting Friday, April 22, and continuing through 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, the College of Law’s building, 85 Park Place, will be closed for final exams to the general public and students not registered in a College of Law course.

During this time, Georgia State faculty and staff will be able to access the building… more »