The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »
The Atlanta Bar Association elected three members affiliated with Georgia State University College of Law to serve as president, secretary and treasurer for the coming year.
ATLANTA — Grace Ha is the first recipient of the AtlAS Fellowship with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, a partner with Georgia State University College of Law.
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.
“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »
On June 25, in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in federal exchanges in a 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a huge win for the government and for the millions of people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on… more »
On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »
The new building increases the College of Law’s capacity to attract top students and engage with the greater legal community. It affords us the space to expand and improve our programs to serve more students and help our clinics assist underserved Georgians.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified sustainable… more »
In May 2015, the college was ranked No. 33 by the legal blog, Above the Law. Above the Law focuses on outcomes in developing a top 50 ranking. Employment data, large firm placement, federal clerkship placement and tuition/cost were the key metrics used.
Marty Emanuel, husband of Professor of Law Emerita Anne S. Emanuel, was on a trekking expedition in Nepal when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit. Unable to make contact, his family harnessed the power of social media to find him.
Forensic science should prevent wrongful convictions, not cause them. We want forensic evidence to give convictions certainty, but we learned a few weeks ago that the scope of bad science used in criminal cases could be wide.
The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI formally admitted that almost every examiner in the FBI’s microscopic hair… more »