Faculty

From Atlanta to Hong Kong: Professors Explore Research Collaborations

The challenges facing cities around the world are not unique and different. Every city grapples with balancing urban growth issues such as affordable housing, equitable transport, social and economic exclusion, and climate change. The examples of city leaders working collaboratively across the globe and sharing strategies are numerous. Much can be learned through travel, collaborations… more »

National Jurist Gives A- Diversity Rating to College

Georgia State Law received an A- rating in National Jurist‘s annual assessment of diversity in the nation’s law schools, published in preLaw magazine’s Winter 2017 issue.

“Our rating reflects our commitment to diversity at Georgia State Law,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Having faculty and students from a wide… more »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Lectures on HIV Exposure Statutes at Johns Hopkins University

Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, recently presented, “Reconciling Criminal HIV Exposure Statutes and Public Health, as part of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar Series. The presentation was based on Wolf’s research and teaching on this topic, including her… more »

Is Trump’s Nominee Neil Gorsuch a Judicial or a Political Appointment?

On Tuesday, federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch took home the red rose when President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

So is he everything the Republicans hoped for when they decided to ignore the nomination of Merrick Garland, and… more »

Gorsuch Nomination Guarantee for Compelling Political Theater

Posted On February 1, 2017 by By Tanya Washington, professor of law

The president’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is not likely to impact the ideological balance on the Court between conservative and liberal justices. After all, nominee Judge Gorsuch would be taking the seat vacated by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who… more »

Sampaio Discusses Environmental Challenges Facing Metropolitan Growth Management

Visiting Professor Romulo Sampaio presented Relevant Regulatory Issues Regarding Public Parks Management, as part of the Urban Fellows Program on Jan. 31. He discussed an ongoing case study of Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro’s largest urban park, and the legal solutions being developed to create a financially sustainable park.

“Providing students with an opportunity… more »

Freedom to Express First Amendment Rights Important Exercise

The Jan. 21 Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, which was one of hundreds of demonstrations by millions of people across the United States and around the world, was an important exercise in democracy and First Amendment rights.

The peaceful transition of power, which is one of… more »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

Chief Justice Cites Georgia State Law Professor in State of Judiciary Address

Addressing a special joint session of the Georgia Assembly on Jan. 25, Georgia’s new chief justice, P. Harris Hines, cited Georgia State University College of Law professor Clark Cunningham for his work in developing the state’s new law student practice rules adopted in 2015 by the Supreme… more »

Brewer Explores Social Enterprise Using Metaphor in The Social Enterprise Zoo

Social enterprise is difficult to define and classify. Organizations as distinct as Habitat for Humanity (nonprofit), Warby Parker (for profit) and Amtrak (government owned) combine a social mission with profit-making and can be viewed as social enterprises. Associate professor Cass Brewer and his colleagues determined that a unique metaphor might provide a more… more »