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Graduates Excel with February 2015 Bar Results

The February bar passage rate for Georgia State University College of Law was at 93 percent for first-time test-takers well ahead of the overall state rate of 72.7 percent.

“We are pleased and proud with our students’ performance on the bar exam,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “They consistently… more »

Class of 2015: Amber Bishop, Chemist and Epidemiologist Now Attorney

Amber Bishop (B.S.’05, J.D. ’15) never considered going to law school. She loved science and started her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as an analytical research chemist, then as an epidemiologist and member of the Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team for the Influenza Division.

“I assisted with the… more »

Class of 2015: Joshua Joel to Join 11th Circuit as Staff Attorney

Prior to attending Georgia State Law, Joshua Joel (J.D. ’15), a father of four, attended Rabbinic Seminary in Israel for a number of years and attained rabbinic ordination. He considered law school as a natural transition from his rabbinic law studies.

“I am career-driven and wanted a career that would be rewarding and meaningful, played… more »

Class of 2015: Matthew Johnson, Music Teacher, Pursues His Love of Law

A teacher in the Fulton County school system since 1996, Matthew Johnson (J.D. ’15) contemplated law school. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, he put that plan on hold. When she passed away in 2009, Johnson decided it was time to make a change.

“I realized that it was now or never,… more »

Class of 2015: Kyle Jackson Trades Football for Legal Briefs

Law wasn’t Kyle Jackson’s (J.D. ’15) first career choice – he planned to play football. His future looked bright as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, but plans for a lengthy athletic career were cut short when he injured his foot and had reconstruction surgery.

“I came back from… more »

Splitting Hairs: Why the FBI Forensic Lab Review Matters

Posted On May 12, 2015 by Jessica Gabel Cino

Forensic science should prevent wrongful convictions, not cause them. We want forensic evidence to give convictions certainty, but we learned a few weeks ago that the scope of bad science used in criminal cases could be wide.

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI formally admitted that almost every examiner in the FBI’s microscopic hair… more »

‘Graduation Is Just the Beginning,’ Barnes Tells Class of 2015

“You are celebrating your first step at becoming a lawyer,” Former Gov. Roy Barnes told the Class of 2015. “Graduation is the beginning of your legal education, you’ll continue to learn from your clients, cases and courtrooms. It’s a fascinating journey and will help mold you into the lawyer you’ll become.”

Barnes equated the law… more »

Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy for Second Consecutive Year

Georgia State University College of Law won the 2015 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup, beating the state’s other four schools for the second consecutive year. Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led Georgia State Law’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 22,369 pounds of food… more »

Georgia State Law to Compete in CDRC Vienna Competition

Georgia State University College of Law is one of 16 teams – and one of two U.S. universities – selected to compete in the international student competition for Consensual Dispute Resolution, the CDRC Vienna.

This is the first year for the competition, founded by the International Bar Association, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre… more »