Press Releases

Finding Solace After a Death Penalty Case

I first encountered To Kill a Mockingbird in the sixth grade. I’m fairly certain I ended up buying the CliffsNotes because I had trouble distilling and plucking out the themes to “journal” about in my English class (this was before you could pull up a plot summary on Wikipedia).

I would love to… more »

TAPP Offers Students Experience Working with Nonprofits, Small Businesses

Beginning in August, Georgia State Law will offer the Transactional Assistance + Practice Program (TAPP), providing students with experience representing nonprofit organizations and small businesses in a broad range of transactional and corporate legal problems.

“So much of what students do in law school is litigation focused. Many attorneys, however, never step foot in a court… more »

Lucas: Does First Amendment Protect Religious Freedom Laws?

The Boss is boycotting North Carolina.

Bruce Springsteen canceled a planned April 10 show in Greensboro to show solidarity with those protesting the passage of HB2, which bars local governments from protecting LGBT individuals against discrimination.

Bryan Adams is refusing to play in Mississippi. Adams is protesting that state’s recently passed… more »

Scalia’s Legacy, Counter-Clerks, Affirmative Action: Why the Court Should Change Course

There has been a lot written about Justice Antonin Scalia since his passing a few months ago. He was a larger-than-life figure (even by the standards of Supreme Court justices), and no one can deny that he was a tireless public servant who devoted much of his career to government service. He was… more »

Todres: The Importance of Human Rights Education

I recently returned from the Global Summit on Childhood in San Jose, Costa Rica, where hundreds of educators had gathered to explore innovative ways to foster child development and learning. Home to the UN-mandated University for Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica—which also abolished its… more »

Courtney Anderson

Atlanta Bus Tour Prepares Students for Law and Health Equity Course

Assistant professor Courtney Anderson has a unique approach to preparing her students to learn about the intersection among transactional law, advocacy and community organization in her Law and Health Equity course — a bus tour of Atlanta before the semester begins.

“Through the tour, students experience parts of the city that they… more »

Judge López: Your Professional Reputation Starts in Law School

Doing good should permeate your entire legal career, said DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax López during the Student Bar Association keynote Wednesday during Law Week 2016.

López shared advice drawn from his extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. “When you start your career, you have to do such a good job… more »

Georgia State Advances to National Patent Law Moot Court Competition

After placing second in the regional Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition, the Georgia State Law team has advanced to national competition in Washington, D.C., April 13 –15.

Sam Wesley (J.D. ’17) and Elizabeth Wedegis (J.D. ’17) competed in three rounds at the second annual American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) southeastern regional competition, which… more »

Curcio: What Schools Don’t Tell You About Campus Sexual Assault

Safety issues in dorms are often not discussed. Penn State, CC BY-NC

Throughout the summer before my daughter left for college, I repeatedly warned her: never put a glass down at a party; use the buddy system when going to parties; and never go upstairs at a fraternity party.

Instead, what I should… more »

Chiovaro, Vath Develop Practice-Ready Writing Course

Teaming up to help ease the transition of graduates from law school to practice are Lawyering Foundations faculty members Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ’85) and Margaret Vath with a new simulation course, Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing.

Chiovaro and Vath say one year of legal writing instruction is not sufficient… more »