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Two Georgia State Teams Win Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Advance to Nationals

Two Georgia State Law Moot Court teams won the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, South East Regionals, which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse Feb. 10-11. The competition hosted teams from the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama and Emory University.

Team B, consisting of Lauren Newman (J.D. ’19)… more »

Law Review Announces 2018-19 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2018-19 board members. Matthew Haan (J.D. ’19) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Esmat Hanano (J.D. ’19) as executive editor.

“I am both honored and excited to be the incoming editor-in-chief,” Haan said. “We have a great incoming board, and I am excited to work with them to… more »

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Wellness Program Instructs Students on Well-Being

What makes lawyers — and law students — happy?

“Lawyer happiness is not correlated with extrinsic factors,” said Charity Scott, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law. “Income, class rank, whether you made Law Review—those things don’t correlate with happiness for lawyers in practice. Ironically, these factors are probably the very things that… more »

Students Assist Renters Facing Eviction

“A stable home is the cornerstone of holding people together. If you don’t have a safe place to go back to at the end of the day, it’s hard to stay in school or hold a regular job. If we can help people stay grounded in their community, it’s really important.”  Jessica Hunt Bareis (J.D.… more »

Emanuel Speaks About The Rule of Law in the Civil Rights Era at National Symposium

Anne Emanuel, professor of law emerita, was a featured panelist at The Federal Judicial Center’s National Symposium for the United States Court of Appeals Judges in Washington, D.C., in November.

Emanuel, along with retired Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of… more »

Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Nguyen (J.D. ’09) Recognized with Law and Justice Awards

In November, the Women Works Media Group named Ana Maria Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Phi Nguyen (J.D. ’09) as 2017 Law & Justice Women of the Year Honorees. The award recognizes the Georgia State Law alumnae’s devotion to public interest and the high level of professionalism and integrity they’ve exhibited in their careers.

Nguyen, litigation director, Asian… more »

December Graduates ‘We’re So Proud of You’

“Just because you are graduating, that doesn’t mean that our relationship is ending,” Associate Dean for Student Affairs Kelly Timmons said to the December graduates at a celebration luncheon at the Commerce Club on Dec. 15. “We can’t wait to see what you do with your hard-earned law degree. We’re so proud of you.”

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Head of Arbitration Center Stepping Down for Management Post at Law Firm

Shelby Grubbs, executive director of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation at Georgia State University College of Law, will leave his position on Jan. 1 to become a managing member of the Atlanta office of his firm, Miller & Martin, and lead its international commercial dispute resolution practice.

The center, through… more »

Juergensmeyer & Co-Authors Argue for Expanded Impact Analysis in Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

Four prominent land-use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at Georgia State University College of Law in November.

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for… more »

Student Organization Spotlight: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a fairly new organization at Georgia State University College Law, determined to provide its members with unique experiences.

While you can tell a person’s character by the company they keep, these students can’t be defined just by the adorable dogs and cats they have taken into their… more »