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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 »

Student Organizations Host Social Justice Week

Georgia State Law students focused on the topic of social justice during their second annual Social Justice Week from Oct. 23-26 with multiple events throughout the week to help tackle important social issues and come together to advocate for change in our community and nationwide.

The week begin with a discussion co-hosted by American Constitution… more »

Judge Randy Rich (J.D. ’92) Hears Case with Georgia Supreme Court

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit served in place of Justice Michael P. Boggs in the appeal of Hines v. State (S17G0024) before the Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday, Nov. 13.[/caption]

Superior Court Judge Randolph G. “Randy” Rich (J.D. ’92) of the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit… more »

Program Emphasizes Professional Development for First-Year Students

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies introduced an eight-week, mandatory professional development program for first-year students.

“The course includes interactive panel presentations exposing students to a wide variety of potential career paths, guidance in the creation of a strong personal narrative, effective networking and interview skills and… more »

Helping LL.M. Students Bridge the Legal Linguistics Gap

Alumna and Perimeter College Professor Helps LL.M. Students Hone Legal Communications Skills

Leila Lawlor (J.D. ’95) has brought a bag of robes to her Lawyering Skills class. The 15 LL.M. students in the course choose numbers and are separated into groups to represent a hypothetical plaintiff and defendant; the robes — props worn by the… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children’s Health Care… more »

SBA Committee Expands Networking Opportunities

The Student Bar Association (SBA) created a networking committee with the goal of exposing students to a wider range of legal practitioners in the Atlanta area.

“Most times students have opportunities to meet large firms from Atlanta, but often miss the chance to meet a partner from a small family law firm or a… more »