Press Releases

Congratulations to 2015-16 New Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 20 new Urban Fellows to its program for 2015-16.

The Urban Fellows program was one reason Ian Michael Rogers (J.D. ’17) chose Georgia State Law. “I knew I wanted a law school that provided distinct opportunities to explore… more »

Law Week 2015 Line-Up Set

Monday Evening: Manely (J.D. ’89) Addresses the Legal Implications of the Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Michael Manely (J.D. ’89), founding attorney of the Manely Law Firm, will present on “Challenging Georgia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban: The Case and it’s Implications” to the Family Law Society during Law Week 2015.

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STLA Team Wins AAJ Regional Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition on March 22. The team advances to the national tournament to face the other regional champions on April 16 in Pittsburgh.

Kevan Dorsey (J.D. ’16), Terrell Thomas (J.D. ’15),… more »

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Holloway Receives NASIG Robischon Scholarship

Trina Holloway, acquisitions/serials librarian, has been awarded the Rose Robischon Scholarship from NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group Inc.), an independent, international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas about serial publications. The scholarship will cover the costs for Holloway to attend the NASIG annual conference in Washington, D.C., in May.

“This… more »

Amar: Read U.S. Constitution To Understand World

“If each generation doesn’t reconnect to the [U.S.] Constitution, we all fail,” said Yale University’s Akhil Reed Amar during the Georgia State University College of Law’s 55th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on March 10.

Amar, Yale’s Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, urged the 320 attendees to read the U.S. Constitution to better… more »

Georgia State Law Up Eight to No. 56 in U.S. News

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law rose eight spots to No. 56, out of 198 ranked schools in the annual U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings, released March 10. The College of Law was at No. 64 last year.

“The rankings continue to reflect the quality of our program,” said… more »

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 »