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Constitutional Scholar Akhil Reed Amar to Deliver Upcoming Miller Lecture

Author and Professor Akhil Reed Amar will deliver the 55th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture at noon Tuesday, March 10, in the Georgia State University Student Center State Ballroom.

Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, wrote several books including: “America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live… more »

Lombardo Finds Relevancy in the Echoes of History

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

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Urban Fellows Explore How Community Design Impacts Greenhouse Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change raise two key issues for the southeast – the effects on our community of a general rise in our temperatures and a change in our water supply, said David D’Onofrio, principal planner with the Center for Livable Communities’ Transportation Access and Mobility Division at the more »

Rowberry To Help Lead Magna Carta Anniversary Celebration

On March 30, the State Bar of Georgia will hold a CLE symposium on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, helped organize.

Rowberry was recruited to help because of his expertise in medieval history,… more »

CNCR Launches Database of U.S. Restorative Justice Legislation

Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) at Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a downloadable database detailing state-by-state use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

“The new database will help those looking to draft new legislation or start new programs,” said Carolyn Lambert, CNCR’s project director. “The project… more »

Panel Discussion to Commemorate Rare MLK Papers

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Tanya Washington is partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the law firm of Hunton & Williams for a panel discussion commemorating a rare exhibition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. papers on display… more »

Arbitration Center Names Managing Director

ATLANTA — Local attorney and Peru native Magaly Cobian has joined the staff of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) at Georgia State University College of Law as its managing director.

ACIAM, in partnership with the Atlanta International Arbitration Society and other stakeholders, will open a facility for international arbitration hearings and… more »

En Garde: Olympian Incorporates Fencing Skills in Study of Law

A sabre fencer turned lawyer is rare, but to Emily Jacobson (J.D./M.B.A. ’14) it makes perfect sense. She found a way to use the skills she learned while fencing and apply it to the Georgia State University College of Law program.

“Overall, through my years as a competitive athlete, I learned the true meaning of… more »

Nancy P. Johnson (1949-2014) Nurtured College, Law Library

Nancy Johnson Celebration of Life 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

Dean’s note: Nancy P. Johnson valiantly fought back her illness for seven years in the same way she lived her life, anchored her family, built our law library and engaged her profession — with unmatched class, modesty, talent and courage. Words are… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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