Press Releases

American Bar Association President Klein to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

Linda Klein, president of the American Bar Association, will deliver the commencement address to 192 J.D. graduates and 26 LL.M. graduates at the 2017 Georgia State University College of Law Commencement and Hooding Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta, GA 30303.

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Moot Court Teams Fare Well at Notable Competitions

Three of Georgia State Law’s moot court teams recently participated in international, national and regional competitions—earning honors at each.

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Katherine Krouse (J.D. ’18), Thomas Johnson (J.D. ’18), William Enfinger (J.D. ’18) and Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17) competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New… more »

Honoring a Legal Legend, Cook, with the Ben F. Johnson Award

Past and present Georgia Supreme Court justices, a former governor, members of the Defense Bar of Georgia, Georgia State University College of Law alumni, faculty and students, the president of Georgia State, and many others gathered Thursday to recognize and honor the public service of Georgia attorney and legend, Bobby Lee Cook, who received… more »

Bobby Lee Cook to Receive 2017 Johnson Public Service Award

Bobby Lee Cook will receive the 2017 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on Thursday, March 23, at the College of Law. The college presents the award each year to an attorney whose overall accomplishments reflect the high tradition of selfless public service that Georgia State Law’s founding dean, Ben F.… more »

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 »