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New Building Progress: Exterior Limestone Panels Being Installed

Twenty-four thousand square foot of stone cladding is being installed on Georgia State University College of Law’s new building this month, marking another construction milestone by McCarthy Building Cos.

Limestone panels are being installed on the southeast side of the building with that section being completed by the end of November.

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Legal Clinic for Student Veterans Set to Open on Veterans Day

The Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will officially open a Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans that will serve 800 veterans enrolled as students at the university at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11..

The facility is a hybrid and different from others in the state in that it deals… more »

Nominate a Public Service Hero for the 2015 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Each year we select a Georgia attorney who exemplifies the commitment to public service… more »

Class of 2014 Finishes Strong on Bar Exam

Swearing-In Ceremony 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21: Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom R.S.V.P.: By 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7., to Vickie Dye

Georgia State University College of Law’s Class of 2014 posted strong bar results with a passage rate of 92 percent for first-time takers of the July exam, well ahead… more »

Career Services Makes Networking Easier with New Program

Kick-Off Launch Noon Tuesday, Nov. 4: Learn more about the Lawcountability, J.D. Program Food provided

Networking is the most important thing in job searching,” says Ray English, associate director of the Georgia State University College of Law Career Services Office. “In fact, networking is paramount for students and recent graduates to land gainful employment.”

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Embracing Mediation

Once a strictly private form of alternative dispute resolution, mediation is now embraced and institutionalized by Georgia’s legal system, in part because of overcrowded court dockets and lengthy case disposition times.

Bonnie Powell (J.D. ’99), director of the Fulton County State/Magistrate Court Landlord Tenant Mediation program since 2004, says parties often do not realize how… more »

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14): Preserving Historical Communities

Will Arnold (J.D. ’14) could just as easily have dusted off his childhood and forgotten the decaying west Atlanta neighborhood where he grew up when he left in search of his American dream.

Instead, Arnold volunteers with groups seeking to preserve two communities: Vine City/English Avenue, near where he grew up, and the Gullah/Geechee community… more »

54th Miller Lecture: Saks Explores Stigma of Mental Illness

“I was scared of dying, but even more scared of what I saw looking back at me in the mirror,” said internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks during Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 14.

Saks shared her experiences of overcoming chronic schizophrenia more… more »

State Bar Honors Recent Graduate for Pro Bono Work

The State Bar of Georgia will honor Leslie Salley (J.D. ’14) with its Individual Law School Access to Justice Award for her pro bono work in law and health equity at the State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards Reception on Thursday, Oct. 23.

“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with the award,”… more »

Legal Scholar and Author Elyn Saks to Deliver Miller Lecture

Internationally known author and legal scholar Elyn R. Saks will deliver Georgia State University College of Law’s 54th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture at noon Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Center.

Saks, the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern… more »

 
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