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Segall: Alexander Hamilton and the New Supreme Court Term

As the Supreme Court’s new term begins, many court watchers have observed that the justices don’t have the usual front-page, nationally important cases on their docket.

By this time a year ago, the Supreme Court had already decided to hear controversial affirmative action, free speech and redistricting cases. Soon thereafter the… more »

Samantha Jose (J.D. '17)

Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) Wins CLEA Outstanding Student Award

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) its Outstanding Student Award.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Tameka E. Lester nominated Jose for the award, which honors one student per law school who has excelled in a… more »

Feds: We Can Read All Your Email, and You’ll Never Know

Posted On September 22, 2016 by Clark D. Cunningham, Professor and W. Lee Burge Chair of Law and Ethics

Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent regular people and public officials scrambling to delete entire accounts full of messages dating back years. What we don’t expect is our own government to hack our email – but it’s happening. Federal court cases more »

2016 Swearing In Ceremonies

Posted On September 22, 2016

Join us for the 2016 Swearing-in Ceremonies for the State Bar of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom 44 Courtland St. Atlanta, GA 30303 Breakfast included

Who is Eligible?

All College of Law alumni… more »

Segall: Why We Don’t Need a Ninth Supreme Court Justice

Posted On September 16, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

The hand-wringers are wrong—an evenly split Supreme Court would end a narrow majority imposing its out-of-step will and would be good for the country.

When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2016-17 term in October, the biggest story will not involve a blockbuster case but the still empty seat created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death… more »

Eskridge: Gay Marriage ‘A Long Struggle’ in Lead-Up to Obergefell

Julie Goodrige. Jack Baker. Edie Winsdor. Mike McDonnell. April Deboeur. Jayne Rowse. Few recognize these names. They are just a few of the people whose actions led to last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

William Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver… more »

Todres Presents on ‘Human Rights in Children’s Literature’ at Book Celebration

“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to respect others’ rights” said Jonathan Todres, professor of law and an internationally recognized expert on children’s rights

He presented his book, Human Rights in… more »

William Eskridge

Eskridge Discusses Marriage Equality at Sept. 15 Miller Lecture

William Eskridge, the Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School, discussed “The Story Behind the Marriage Equality Decision — and What is Next for America” in the 58th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Marjorie and Ralph Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State University… more »

Kinkopf Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Professor Neil Kinkopf testified Sept. 7 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice about the legalities and oversight of the Judgment Fund.

“The Judgment Fund fulfills a fundamentally important duty of the federal government — to provide an effective remedy when the rights of individuals are violated,” Kinkopf said.

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Lombardo Appointed Regents’ Professor by Board of Regents 

Paul A. Lombardo, Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, was awarded a Regents’ Professorship, the highest academic appointment in the University System of Georgia. Lombardo joins the College of Law’s Bill Edmundson, Regents’ Professor of Law and Philosophy, as one of only two law professors in the system to receive the honor.

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