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Winners of IP Student Writing Competition Announced

ATLANTA–Brian J. Focarino of William & Mary Law School has been awarded the first prize in Georgia State University College of Law’s fourth annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition.

Focarino was one of 30 entries in the competition, which asks law students to submit papers that address legal issues and challenges in the… more »

56th Miller Lecture: Internet Revolutionized Creativity, Changing IP Law

“The Internet fundamentally changed Intellectual Property,” said Mark Lemley, author, legal scholar and director of the Law, Science and Technology program at Stanford Law School, during Georgia State University College of Law’s 56th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 17.

Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law, discussed “Intellectual Property in… more »

Tameka Lester

Lester Looks forward to Shaping Future Lawyers

“I like to mentor students on how to practice law the right way,” said Tameka E. Lester, assistant clinical professor with the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. “The opportunity to shape future lawyers has always appealed to me.”

During the fall semester, Lester will teach students the procedural aspects… more »

Megan E. Boyd

Boyd Seeks to Strengthen Students’ Legal Writing Skills

Visiting Lecturer Megan E. Boyd understands oral litigation is not the primary means of advocating for clients in most practice areas – writing is. She is committed to helping students strengthen skills in this area.

“I pursued a career in academia because I believe I can contribute most to the practice… more »

New IRS Rules for Tax-Exempt Hospitals Inadequate, Fuse Brown Says

ATLANTA – Recently issued new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for tax-exempt, typically nonprofit, hospitals designed to help protect patients from health care financial burdens are inadequate and need further legal reform, Georgia State University College of Law Assistant Professor Erin C. Fuse Brown says.

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Timothy Lytton Applies Interdisciplinary Expertise to Teaching 

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law Timothy D. Lytton has a longstanding interest in the public policy implications of tort litigation. He’ll expand that interest by teaching Administrative Law, Torts, Products Liability and Legislation & Statutory Interpretation at Georgia State Law.

Zettler Brings Reulatory Science Background To College… more »

Exploring Moral, Ethical and Legal Implications of Vaccinations

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 »