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Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) On Serving as Mr. Georgia State University

Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) is a first-year student at Georgia State University College of Law and the 2016-17 Mr. Georgia State University. He will pass off his crown to the next Mr. GSU during halftime at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 21. Eugene majored in political science at Georgia State and served in various volunteer… more »

Jones Examines Role of Neuroscience in Legal System at Miller Lecture

“I like to think of law as a lever for moving human behavior in directions that it would otherwise not go on its on,” said Owen D. Jones, the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law and Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. “If we were going there, we wouldn’t need an… more »

Tax Clinic Students Participate in Inaugural IRS Pro Bono Day

Preparing for a case in tax court can be overwhelming for taxpayers – especially unrepresented ones. Many don’t know where to begin, but members of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic were able to help during the IRS Atlanta Office of Chief Counsel’s inaugural Pro Bono Day on Aug. 26.

The IRS… more »

Navratil (J.D. ’18), Anderson (J.D. ’18) Win State Bar Award for Access to Justice

Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18) and McKinley Anderson (J.D. ’18) received the State Bar of Georgia’s Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The award is open to all students enrolled in or graduating from an accredited Georgia law school and the all student groups of Georgia law schools and recognizes an individual law student… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic to Present at Oct. 12 SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Representatives from the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic will present to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee at its meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, in Washington, D.C.

Nicole G. Iannarone, clinic director and assistant clinical professor, and student intern Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18), will provide an… more »

Phil the Squirrel Climbs to Freedom Thanks to Clinic Students

After a recent rain storm, Phil the Squirrel needed help. He had fallen down into the small patio outside Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is located on the lower level of 85 Park Place and is surrounded by slick marble walls.

The poor squirrel was unable to escape… more »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »

Owen Jones Miller Lecture

Jones to Discuss How Neuroscience Intersects with Law at Oct. 10 Miller Lecture

How well a person’s brain functions—and how it was operating during a specific timeframe, is a question often raised in the legal system. What was the defendant’s mental state at the time of a criminal act? Does a brain abnormality suggest diminished responsibility? Civil litigants may argue about a person’s competence when it comes to… more »

Terrace Best Spot to Watch Aug. 21 Eclipse

On Aug. 21, students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered on the Sixth Floor Library terrace to watch the solar eclipse.

There was a lot of excitement leading up to the eclipse, people searched everywhere for the special eclipse glasses, public libraries handed them out and local businesses sold out of them way quicker than expected.

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