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Miller Lecture Tackles Supreme Court Transparency

“Citizens in a democracy ought to be able to see their government at work in a public setting,” said Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times during the 57th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Feb.11.

Liptak, along with Dahlia Lithwick, senior… more »

Georgia Innocence Project Offering Real-World Lessons

Externs Explore Effects of Overburdened Criminal Justice System

Kylie Jones (J.D. ’17) and Karyn Pagnotta (J.D. ’17) sift through stacks of letters from Georgia inmates—some new, some over a decade old. Many claim innocence of the crimes they were convicted of —murder, sexual assault, burglary. Some complain about conditions in prison.

Boxes of evidence and… more »

Kylie Jones (J.D. '17)

Learning To Think Like an Investigator

Real World Lessons

Reading through the case files as an extern with the Georgia Innocence Project has been an eye-opening experience. Read more>>

The externship with the Georgia Innocence Project is teaching Kylie Jones (J.D. ’17) that being a lawyer in a criminal case… more »

Radford: Balancing Autonomy with Protection in Elder Law

“What If Grandma Wants to Gamble?”

“Aging for women and men is a time that brings power that’s born of experience, it’s born of wisdom, it’s born of maturity, it’s born of creativity,” said Mary F. Radford, Marjorie Fine Knowles Professor of Law, during her Feb. 4 Women Inspire Series at… more »

‘Scholarships Critical to Success of Students’

After being accepted to law school, Julio C. Perez-Bravo (J.D. ’18) had sleepless nights. Being an attorney was his dream, but the stress of paying for law school weighed heavily on him.

When something is pivotal to your life, and you think you’ll have to postpone it because you can’t afford it, it’s troubling, he… more »

Cino: ‘Making a Murderer’ Highlights a Larger Problem

For every Steven Avery or Adnan Syed, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) more whose stories will never be heard

The Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer,” thrust wrongful convictions into the spotlight. The documentary begins with an exceptional (and horrific) story of the circumstances that led to an innocent man’s incarceration: that police and… more »

Access to Inner Workings of Supreme Court Limited

It was my first day of law school orientation. I sat in an auditorium filled with my classmates, listening to a local judge give a welcome speech. She welcomed us to Georgia State College of Law and also to the field of law. I will never forget her words: “the practice of law is the… more »

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Does Gambling Grandma Need a Guardian?

Radford to speak as part of Women Inspire Series on Feb. 4

If Grandma wants to wear a red hat with a purple outfit and spend her life savings gambling, should she be allowed to do so without question? Or would that be grounds to appoint a guardian to make decisions for her?

What if… more »

Mentoring Refugee Girls Highlight of Winter Break for Dennis (J.D. ’18)

Bettina Dennis (J.D. ’18) did what most law students do after grueling final exams—she caught up on some much needed sleep. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and family during the holidays. However, the highlight of her break was wearing a hairnet and plastic apron and churning out 1,400 meals alongside teenage girls.

Dennis… more »