Georgia State Law Advantage

Newly Minted Lawyers Told to “Go and Make a Difference”

“It feels triumphant,” said Khari Little (J.D. ’17) of being sworn in at Georgia State Law’s 19th annual newly-minted lawyers Swearing-In Ceremonies on Nov. 17.

Ninety-one alumni were sworn in for the Superior Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia by Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) of the Superior… more »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many… more »

Cleland (J.D. ’92) Urges New Coif Members to Maintain Their Moral Compasses

“There are many people who have went before you who held those standards of excellence that you have maintained through your hard work and dedication,” Anthony Craig Cleland (J.D. ’92) told his 17 fellow new members of Georgia State Law’s Order of the Coif. “Do not give them up—keep the standard high.”.

Georgia State… more »

Judge Randy Rich (J.D. ’92) Hears Case with Georgia Supreme Court

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit served in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Hines v. State (S17G0024) before the Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday, Nov. 13.[/caption]

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit… more »

Program Emphasizes Professional Development for First-Year Students

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies introduced an eight-week, mandatory professional development program for first-year students.

“The course includes interactive panel presentations exposing students to a wide variety of potential career paths, guidance in the creation of a strong personal narrative, effective networking and interview skills and… more »

Professor Iannarone and Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) Testify at SEC Committee Meeting

Both Talk About Need for Economic Justice for all Investors

Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) missed her securities regulations class on Oct. 12 for a fitting reason: She was testifying in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee, advocating on behalf of the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic… more »

Area High School AP Students Debate Confederate Monuments with Law Faculty

A group of high school Advanced Placement students from Atlanta Jewish Academy and Cedar Grove High School joined Professor Timothy Lytton, Professor Lauren Sudeall Lucas and Professor Natsu Saito for a discussion on Confederate Monument Removal: Legal and Policy Issues on Oct. 22.

Lytton began… more »

Helping LL.M. Students Bridge the Legal Linguistics Gap

Alumna and Perimeter College Professor Helps LL.M. Students Hone Legal Communications Skills

Leila Lawlor (J.D. ’95) has brought a bag of robes to her Lawyering Skills class. The 15 LL.M. students in the course choose numbers and are separated into groups to represent a hypothetical plaintiff and defendant; the robes — props worn by the… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children’s Health Care… more »

Class of 2017 Fares Well on State Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2017 bar examination, with an 84.5 percent passage rate for first-time takers, ahead of the overall state rate of 79.2 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 89.3 percent passage rate for first-time takers.

“We are pleased with… more »