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SBA, First-Year Students Help Feeding ATL Project

When Student Bar Association President Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) learned of an opportunity to help a local charitable organization, she sprang into action. She reached out to incoming first-year students and, within a few days, she had more than enough volunteers to assist Caring For Others Inc. with its Feeding ATL… more »

Segall on Who is Justice Clarence Thomas?

This week at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, I will be leading a discussion group commemorating the 25th anniversary of the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas. On this blog, and in law reviews, I have been quite critical of Justice Thomas’ constitutional law jurisprudence. For this post, however, I… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

Segall on Justice Ginsburg and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Posted On July 15, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

How does a reliably liberal and feminist Supreme Court Justice get the New York Times Editorial Board, the Washington Post Editorial Board, and approximately 95 percent of Supreme Court commentators and law professors (most of whom reside on the left) to take sides with Donald Trump and against her? Unless you have been on a remote desert… more »

Peach Sheet Cited by 11th Circuit in June 23 Opinion

A Peach Sheet, written by Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14) and Ashley Worrell (J.D. ’14) and published in the 2013 Georgia State University Law Review, was cited in a June 23 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. (See Grange Mutual Casualty Company v. Woodward et al., No. 15-13295, manuscript op. 23-24. 11th… more »

Finding Solace After a Death Penalty Case

I first encountered To Kill a Mockingbird in the sixth grade. I’m fairly certain I ended up buying the CliffsNotes because I had trouble distilling and plucking out the themes to “journal” about in my English class (this was before you could pull up a plot summary on Wikipedia).

I would love to… more »

Tucker Honored for Outstanding Scholarship

Associate Professor Anne Tucker received the 2016 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The award annually recognizes up to two faculty members who, within the previous two calendar years, have compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding research and scholarly activity, as well as faculty who have during this period published… more »

Grubbs Appointed Chair of Atlanta Sister Cities Commission

Shelby R. Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, has been appointed chair of the Atlanta Sister Cities Commission by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

The mission of the commission is to increase the knowledge, goodwill and understanding of the world through people-to-people diplomacy, education, cultural and economic… more »

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Sneed (J.D. ’13) Wants to Help People Assert Rights

Candace Sneed (J.D. ’13)

Firm: The Sneed Firm, LLC Specialty: Consumer protection, small business Community Involvement: Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and GABWA’s Will Project, which partners with Atlanta Legal Aid to provide estate planning services to low income clients

There is a huge need to reach those in the community who… more »

Lawyers for Equal Justice: Two Alumnae in First Class of Incubator

The desire to help others is the driving force behind many who decide to purse a law degree.

“When they start law school, I think a lot of students have the goal of doing public interest law,” said Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02). “But after graduating, they take jobs with large firms because they perceive… more »