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Alumni Help Bring IP Moot Court Competition to Atlanta

Georgia State Law’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board member Alexis Simpson (J.D ’09) and a team of local attorneys led a successful multi-year effort in attracting the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition to host a Southeastern Regional Competition in Atlanta.

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Interest in Public Policy Leads to Georgia State’s First J.D./M.P.H. Graduate

Christine S. Lee chose law school to pursue her interest in problem solving, but while at Georgia State University College of Law, she discovered a new area of appeal – public policy. In December, Lee became the first Georgia State graduate with a dual J.D. and master of public health.

“While I would… more »

Fleischman (J.D. ’11) Wins Void for Vagueness Appeal

On Feb. 16, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the decision in Corvi v. The State of Georgia, acquitting the client of Andrew Fleischman (J.D. ’11), who was convicted of cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct in the drowning death of her granddaughter and another girl.

Fleischman, an appellate… more »

Lombardo Finds Relevancy in the Echoes of History

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

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Mediation Expert Kenneth Feinberg Keynote Speaker at Law Review Symposium

Litigation and risk is the topic of the Georgia State University Law Review Symposium on “Risky Business: The Art of Reducing Litigation Uncertainty and Settling Cases,” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at The Carter Center.

The symposium features nationally known attorney and alternative dispute resolution expert Kenneth… more »

Rowberry To Help Lead Magna Carta Anniversary Celebration

On March 30, the State Bar of Georgia will hold a CLE symposium on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, helped organize.

Rowberry was recruited to help because of his expertise in medieval history,… more »

College Launches Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic This Fall

Georgia State University College of Law is expanding its student clinics to six with the addition of the new Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic at the Fulton County state and magistrate courts. The new clinic will open this fall.

“The comprehensive 28-hour training students receive to be certified as third-party neutrals in… more »

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits.

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Chang (J.D. ’14) Bridges Gaps Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

December Graduates Reunite With Mentors For Celebration

The sixth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon began with a high five and a warm hug for Brittne Ballenger (J.D. ’14). The graduate’s mentor and Associate Professor of Law Tanya Washington complimented her on a job well done. Ballenger completed her juris doctor degree in four years and has already landed a… more »

 
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