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Taylor ‘A Model of Good Old-Fashioned Common Sense’

Taylor Retires After 25 Years

Ellen Taylor, associate professor of law, retires in June after spending nearly 25 years teaching at Georgia State Law. Her path to law was unconventional, though well suited for her personality.

She graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 1974 with a degree in trumpet… more »

‘Professor Blasi’s Primary Goal Has Been Students’

Blasi Retiring After 30 Years

In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.

The director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Blasi joined the… more »

Newsweek Picks Up Segall’s Satirical Article on Trump

When a friend made a joke about presidential candidate Donald Trump firing U.S. Supreme Court justices, Eric Segall got an idea for a satirical blog article. He was quite surprised when Newsweek picked it up for newsweek.com.

The Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law wrote You’re Fired, Mr. Chief… more »

Kris Niedringhaus

Niedringhaus Receives Distinguished Service Award

Associate Dean of Library and Information Services and Associate Professor Kristina L. Niedringhaus will receive the 2016 Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Law Libraries’ Computing Services Special Interest Section (CS-SIS).

The award honors one recipient each year for outstanding contributions to the… more »

Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer Kevyn Orr To Speak at Commencement on May 13

During the 2016 Georgia State Law Commencement and Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 13, one of the nation’s top bankruptcy lawyers, Kevyn D. Orr, will offer words of wisdom and inspiration for 216 J.D. graduates and 17 LL.M. graduates

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m.… more »

Lytton: Sandy Hook Decision Puts Crack in Gun Makers’ Armor

A Connecticut trial court on April 14 refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to murder 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.

The lawsuit, which victims’ families filed against the gun maker as well as the distributor and retail… more »

Sobelson a ‘Modern Day Ghostbuster’ Says Student

Associate Dean Roy Sobelson is a modern-day ghostbuster, said Ulyana Hamilton (J.D. ‘16).

“Who are you going to call when you have a question? Who are you going to call in times of troubles? Who are you going to call during the good times? Dean Sobelson,” she said.

The Student Bar Association and other student… more »

We Don’t Need Another Scalia: Why Liberals Should Embrace a 4-4 Court

There has been an avalanche of essays, articles and blog posts discussing Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. The vacancy is much more important than most prior empty seats because the Supreme Court, for the first time, is divided four-to-four among Democrats and Republicans with the most conservative Democrat (Breyer) being more liberal than the most liberal… more »

Caren Morrison

Morrison’s Applied Evidence Class Allows Students to Learn and Use Rules

Thanks to a recent college Teaching Innovation Grant, associate professor of law Caren Morrison has expanded her Evidence course into a more immersive, simulation-based experience for her students.

“Applied Evidence,” as Morrison calls the expansion, introduces lawyering and litigation skills through in-class trial exercises. In small groups, students take turns role-playing… more »

Mobile Payments: Budnitz’s Research Examines How Gaps in Law Affect Consumers

Trading the green for the screen

With the tap of your thumb, you can pay for “groceries, and kicks, toys and your lunchtime fix,” touts Apple Pay. Mobile phones are used more and more for everyday functions, yet many consumers click without considering what laws do — or do not — protect those transactions.

“People… more »