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Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Warsaw Partnership Celebrates First Graduates from Center for American Law Studies

More than 85 Warsaw law students received the certificates issued by the three cosponsoring universities: University of Warsaw, Georgia State University and Emory University during the recent graduation ceremony. Students with the highest grades have an opportunity to take part in internships at American law offices based in Warsaw, as well as in the Miami… more »

New 2017-18 Law Review Members Announced

Thirty rising second-year students will join Georgia State University Law Review for the 2017-18 term.

“We are thrilled to welcome our newest Law Review members this fall,” said Jessica Williams-Vickery (J.D. ’18), editor-in-chief. “We’re excited for the talent and skill they bring to the organization and are grateful to have them on board.”

Georgia… more »

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »

Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America

ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.

Lisa Liang (J.D. '08)

Alumni and Faculty Recognized at Atlanta Bar Association Awards Luncheon

Georgia State Law alumni and faculty were recognized at the Atlanta Bar Association annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 24.

The association swore in Margaret Vath, senior lecturer of law, as president; Nicole G. Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, as vice president/president-elect; and A. Craig Cleland (J.D.… more »

Selimovic (J.D. ’19) Examines Programs for Self-Represented Litigants in Journal Article

Timur Selimovic (J.D. ’19) wrote “Court-Based Self Help Programs,” which outlines four programs developed to improve access to justice and make courts more user-friendly for self-represented litigants, for the Georgia Courts Journal, published by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

The AOC selected Selimovic to draft the article based on his… more »

Bright Honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights

The Southern Center for Human Rights celebrated the legacy of attorney Stephen B. Bright, at its annual May Atlanta reception, Justice Taking Root. After 35 years of leading center as executive director then president and senior counsel, Bright is transitioning from center to devote more time to teaching and writing at… more »

Kerew Honored for Teaching Excellence With Maleski Award

Kendall L. Kerew, clinical assistant professor and Externship Program director, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in developing and teaching the Externship Seminar, which integrates experiential learning with professional identity formation.

“Professor Kerew’s groundbreaking work on professional identity formation in the Externship Course has received rave reviews from students… more »