Press Releases

Nonpartisan Panel to Discuss Georgia’s Amendment 1 on Monday, Oct. 10

Georgia State Law is hosting a nonpartisan panel discussion Monday, Oct. 10, on Amendment 1, a state constitutional amendment before Georgia voters this November to approve or reject a proposed statewide Opportunity School District (OSD).

The panel will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 10, in Room 242 of 85 Park Place N.E. State Rep. Valencia Stovall… more »

Kinkopf Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee

Professor Neil Kinkopf testified Sept. 7 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice about the legalities and oversight of the Judgment Fund.

“The Judgment Fund fulfills a fundamentally important duty of the federal government — to provide an effective remedy when the rights of individuals are violated,” Kinkopf said.

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Professors, Alumna to Speak at Aug. 30 Convocation on Professionalism

How will lawyers survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world and profession? That question and more will be discussed at the Aug. 30 Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism’s annual Convocation on Professionalism.

The seminar “New Normal for Delivery of Legal Services,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the… more »

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 »