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Exploring Moral, Ethical and Legal Implications of Vaccinations

Posted On July 29, 2015 by Holly Cline

In 2014, the United States recorded 644 cases of measles from 27 states. Through May 29, 21 states and the District of Columbia reported 173 people with measles, including one from Georgia. Of these cases, 68 percent or 117 resulted from the Disneyland outbreak, affecting 24 individuals who visited the amusement park in mid-December.

As… more »

Fulton Business Court Rule Change Could Aid Arbitration Center

ATLANTA – A recent Georgia Supreme Court rule change gives the Fulton County Business Court explicit authority to hear disputes ancillary to international commercial arbitrations. The timing of the amendment is significant, coming in time for the late September opening of an arbitration hearing facility, the more »

Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »

Moot Court Team Fares Well In Vienna Arbitration Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s moot court team advanced to the eight-team “elimination” round at the inaugural Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna on July 4. There, the Georgia State Law team of Omenka Uchendu (J.D./M.P.H. ’16), David Pierce (J.D.’17, MBA ’13), Sasan Nemat (J.D./MBA ’16) and Kori Eskridge (J.D. ’15) was… more »

Grace Ha

Ha Receives First AtlAS Fellowship with ACIAM

ATLANTA — Grace Ha is the first recipient of the AtlAS Fellowship with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, a partner with Georgia State University College of Law.

Ha holds a B.S. from Duke University and a J.D. from Emory University School… more »

Court Rules for Marriage Equality In Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.

“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »

Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

On June 25, in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in federal exchanges in a 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a huge win for the government and for the millions of people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on… more »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

Amazon, Google, IP Strategies Focus of June 10 Hot Topics

ATLANTA — Wes Anson, accomplished author, international intellectual property (IP) valuation and licensing expert and chair of CONSOR, an intellectual asset consulting firm, will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 11th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 10, at the Georgia State Student Center, 44… more »