Faculty

Gabel on Foster v. Chatman: Stating the Obvious While Setting an Impossible Precedent

In a 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury for the murder of Queen Madge White, a retired white schoolteacher.

For nearly 20 years,… more »

Professors Receive Top Honors at Annual University Faculty Awards

At the Georgia State University annual faculty awards on May 10, several members of the Georgia State Law faculty, Natsu Saito, Tanya Washington and Lisa Radtke Bliss, earned top honors.

Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… more »

GAPABA Honors Alumni and Professor of Law at Recent Gala

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) honored Georgia State Law alumni, Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02) and Christopher J. Chan (J.D. ’98) and professor, Natsu Saito, at its third annual gala on May 12.

“I am truly impressed with how GAPABA has grown… more »

Taylor ‘A Model of Good Old-Fashioned Common Sense’

Taylor Retires After 25 Years

Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, retires in June after spending nearly 25 years teaching at Georgia State Law. Her path to law was unconventional, though well suited for her personality.

She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 1974 with a degree in trumpet… more »

‘Professor Blasi’s Primary Goal Has Been Students’

Blasi Retiring After 30 Years

In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.

The director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Blasi joined the… more »

Segall: Benefits of an Evenly Split Court Will Become Apparent

Prior to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s votes drove most five-to-four Supreme Court decisions. From 2010 to 2015, for example, Justice Kennedy provided the swing vote a whopping 84 percent of the time with Chief Justice John Roberts well behind at 61 percent. As Professor David Cohen has said, “the Court’s… more »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Iannarone, Lucas and Vath Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellows

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »

‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A. ’16)

Kevyn Orr Tells 190 Graduates That Role of Attorney Comes With Awesome Power

“A few years ago, I came across a quote that would change the way I looked at my life, and my future career, forever—‘Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow,” said… more »

Newsweek Picks Up Segall’s Satirical Article on Trump

When a friend made a joke about presidential candidate Donald Trump firing U.S. Supreme Court justices, Eric Segall got an idea for a satirical blog article. He was quite surprised when Newsweek picked it up for newsweek.com.

The Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law wrote You’re Fired, Mr. Chief… more »