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Bridging 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 »

Lessons from Disasters: Laws Can Impede Cities, States from Bouncing Back

When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.

When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »

Nancy P. Johnson (1949-2014) Nurtured College, Law Library

Nancy Johnson Celebration of Life 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

Dean’s note: Nancy P. Johnson valiantly fought back her illness for seven years in the same way she lived her life, anchored her family, built our law library and engaged her profession — with unmatched class, modesty, talent and courage. Words are… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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Sikri Receives 2014 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Bobby Sikri, information technology specialist, is the 2014 recipient of the Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award, given annually by Georgia State University College of Law to a staff member who has rendered exceptional service.

“Even at a distance, the nomination letters are consistent with my own earlier experience with Bobby Sikri,”… more »

STLA Team Wins William Daniel Mock Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Kyle Jackson (J.D. ’15), Kevin Coleman (J.D. /M.B.A. ’15), M. Binford Griffin (J.D. ’16), Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) and Ashley Warmack (J.D.’16), won the 15th annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 23 in Atlanta.

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HeLP Clinic Recognized Among Nation’s Top Innovative Clinics

Georgia State University College of Law’s Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic has been named among the most innovative law school clinics in the nation by National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine. The clinic was one of 10 runners-up.

The program, created by Associate Clinical Professors Lisa Radtke… more »

Georgia State Law Gives Thanks

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward

As the campus pauses for the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgia State University’s College of Law faculty, students and staff found time away from preparing for final examination to express appreciation for their family, friends and the college.

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