Press Releases

Graduates Excel with February 2015 Bar Results

The February bar passage rate for Georgia State University College of Law was at 93 percent for first-time test-takers well ahead of the overall state rate of 72.7 percent.

“We are pleased and proud with our students’ performance on the bar exam,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “They consistently… more »

‘Graduation Is Just the Beginning,’ Barnes Tells Class of 2015

“You are celebrating your first step at becoming a lawyer,” Former Gov. Roy Barnes told the Class of 2015. “Graduation is the beginning of your legal education, you’ll continue to learn from your clients, cases and courtrooms. It’s a fascinating journey and will help mold you into the lawyer you’ll become.”

Barnes equated the law… more »

Rita Sheffey To Receive 2015 Ben F. Johnson Public Service Award

Throughout her distinguished career, Rita Sheffey has focused on complex, commercial litigation; however, her devotion to public interest law and representing the less fortunate is what draws attention. Sheffey, assistant dean for public service at Emory University School of Law, will receive the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award on May 7.

The… more »

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.

For more… more »

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 »