Georgia State Law Advantage

Mayor Bottoms (J.D. ’94): ‘Georgia State Helped Create a Work Ethic In Me’

“Georgia State University College of Law had such a great deal to do with why I stand here as mayor of this city,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94) at a reception in her honor by the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on Wednesday, Feb. 28.… more »

Attorney General Coffman to Speak at Commencement

Attorney General of Colorado Cynthia H. Coffman (J.D. ’91) will speak at Georgia State University College of Law’s Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta.

Coffman, who is running for governor of Colorado, was raised in small-town Missouri and graduated… more »

Professor Washington Receives Award from Gate City Bar Association

For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.

Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »

Lucas Testifies Before Georgia House Committee on Standard for Determining Intellectual Disability in Capital Proceedings

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor of law and faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, testified Thursday, Feb. 22, before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee regarding HB 768, which pertains to the standard and procedure for determining intellectual disability in capital proceedings.

Lucas will discuss why Georgia’s existing standard… more »

Environmental Moot Court Team at National Competition in White Plains, NY

Casey Holloway (J.D. ’18), Jason Drouyor (J.D. ’18), and Logan Stone (J.D. ’19) will represent Georgia State Law on February 22-24 at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York.

Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition is the largest interschool moot court competition under… more »

Two Georgia State Teams Win Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advance to Nationals

Two Georgia State Law Moot Court teams won the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, South East Regionals, which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse Feb. 10-11. The competition hosted teams from the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama and Emory University.

Team B, consisting of Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)… more »

Celebrating Valentine’s Day In and Around 85 Park Place

Life is hectic in the law school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Here’s a look at what some students are doing to celebrate or maximize their Valentine’s Day.

Michael Johanning (J.D. ’19) (from left) will be spending Valentine’s Day working on his Summary Judgment Brief for Lawyering Advocacy. Chambliss Thompson (J.D.… more »

Law Review Announces 2018-19 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2018-19 board members. Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19) as executive editor.

“I am both honored and excited to be the incoming editor-in-chief,” Haan said. “We have a great incoming board, and I am excited to work with them to… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »

Armbruster (J.D. ’20): ‘Georgia State Believed I Was Worth Taking a Chance On’

Six arrests, four overdoses, four detoxes, three inpatient rehabs, three outpatient rehabs and countless halfway houses in five years. That was the life of Alexandra Armbruster (J.D. ’20) after dropping out of Princeton University. She left college when the early stages of alcohol and drug addiction began affecting her behavior and grades.

“I got back… more »