Faculty

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of The HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

Phil the Squirrel Climbs to Freedom Thanks to Clinic Students

After a recent rain storm, Phil the Squirrel needed help. He had fallen down into the small patio outside Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is located on the lower level of 85 Park Place and is surrounded by slick marble walls.

The poor squirrel was unable to escape… more »

On the Same Page: First Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »

Getting Creative in Corporations

Students get a hands-on approach navigating through the corporate life cycle of a hypothetical business in the Corporations class taught by Rob Weber, associate professor of law.

Working in small groups, students draft, edit and finalize various corporate documents throughout the semester. Each team would then present its document to the class in succession.

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2017 Swearing-In Ceremonies

Posted On August 29, 2017

Join us for the 2017 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. 17 Catherine Henson Atrium and Ceremonial Courtroom 85 Park Place NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Breakfast included

Who is Eligible?

All College of Law alumni… more »

Access to Justice Map Underscores Disparities in Legal Access Across the State

As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice has produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia. The map provides insight into attorney representation and other factors that affect how, and if, Georgia residents are able to… more »

Bright Challenges Students to Make a Difference During Inaugural Public Interest Keynote

On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Warsaw Partnership Celebrates First Graduates from Center for American Law Studies

More than 85 Warsaw law students received the certificates issued by the three cosponsoring universities: University of Warsaw, Georgia State University and Emory University during the recent graduation ceremony. Students with the highest grades have an opportunity to take part in internships at American law offices based in Warsaw, as well as in the Miami… more »

Students Reunite Brides and Bridesmaids with Dresses After Chain Goes Bankrupt

Saying “yes to the dress,” is one of the most memorable and exciting parts of wedding planning. However, when the bridal chain Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its 60 stores after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July, thousands of brides panicked. Managers posted “Store Closed” signs and listed bankruptcy lawyer Patricia Ann Redmond’s email… more »