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Grace Ha

Ha Receives First AtlAS Fellowship with ACIAM

ATLANTA — Grace Ha is the first recipient of the AtlAS Fellowship with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, a partner with Georgia State University College of Law.

Ha holds a B.S. from Duke University and a J.D. from Emory University School… more »

Court Rules for Marriage Equality In Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.

“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »

Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay

On June 25, in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s premium subsidies in federal exchanges in a 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts. This is a huge win for the government and for the millions of people who receive subsidies to buy health insurance on… more »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

Amazon, Google, IP Strategies Focus of June 10 Hot Topics

ATLANTA — Wes Anson, accomplished author, international intellectual property (IP) valuation and licensing expert and chair of CONSOR, an intellectual asset consulting firm, will be the keynote speaker for Georgia State University College of Law’s 11th annual IP Hot Topics Luncheon at noon Wednesday, June 10, at the Georgia State Student Center, 44… more »

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 »