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Heffley (J.D. ’19) Volunteers with CARA Project over Winter Break

Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19), an evening student and immigration paralegal at Elliott Immigration Law, spent the first week of January working with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, where over a thousand women and children, many with valid claims to asylum, are detained.

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National Jurist Gives A- Diversity Rating to College

Georgia State Law received an A- rating in National Jurist‘s annual assessment of diversity in the nation’s law schools, published in preLaw magazine’s Winter 2017 issue.

“Our rating reflects our commitment to diversity at Georgia State Law,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Having faculty and students from a wide… more »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Lectures on HIV Exposure Statutes at Johns Hopkins University

Leslie Wolf, professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, recently presented, “Reconciling Criminal HIV Exposure Statutes and Public Health, as part of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Seminar Series. The presentation was based on Wolf’s research and teaching on this topic, including her… more »

Is Trump’s Nominee Neil Gorsuch a Judicial or a Political Appointment?

On Tuesday, federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch took home the red rose when President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

So is he everything the Republicans hoped for when they decided to ignore the nomination of Merrick Garland, and… more »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

‘You Can Chase Your Dreams,’ Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19)

Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a teenager. But her dreams were pushed aside after she graduated from college and entered the workforce. The birth of her son propelled her to set an example for him.

Although she had proven successful in other endeavors—she was the first… more »

Chief Justice Cites Georgia State Law Professor in State of Judiciary Address

Addressing a special joint session of the Georgia Assembly on Jan. 25, Georgia’s new chief justice, P. Harris Hines, cited Georgia State University College of Law professor Clark Cunningham for his work in developing the state’s new law student practice rules adopted in 2015 by the Supreme… more »

Yarn Receives State Award for Contributions in Dispute Resolution

Douglas Hurt Yarn, professor of law and executive director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution was awarded the 2016 Chief Justice Harold C. Clarke Award by the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Georgia… more »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Appointed to Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

Leslie Wolf, Georgia State Law professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, was appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) in December.

The committee provides expert advice and recommendations to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and… more »

Barbara Swinton (J.D. '91)

Swinton (J.D. ’91) Appointed to Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin selected Judge Barbara Swinton (J.D. ’91) to serve on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Prior to her appointment, Swinton served as district court judge for the 7th Judicial District, after her election in 2002.

Swinton chose to pursue a legal career as a high school freshman, but her… more »