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Brown Retiring, Leaving a Lasting Impression

In the mid-1990s, Vickie Brown had a meeting with former dean and faculty emerita Marjorie Girth and other administrators. It was late on a Friday with mandatory budget cuts swirling, and Brown, who was the program administrator for the Externship and Litigation Programs, expected the worst.

“Naturally, I assumed the meeting… more »

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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Celebrating Twenty-Two December Graduates

The eighth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon was filled with laughter and many hugs on Dec. 15 at the Commerce Club. Paired with their favorite professors, graduates talked of the future and their law school careers.

“These faculty members have had a significant impact on your lives and law school career,” said Steven… more »

Matt Hilferty Receives 2016 Girth Staff Achievement Award

Media Services Coordinator Matt Hilferty received the 2016 Marjorie L. Girth Staff Achievement Award at the annual holiday luncheon. The award recognizes Georgia State Law staff members who have rendered exceptional service to the college, Georgia State University, the public or who have achieved important professional development goals.

“It’s an honor and very… more »

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College Ranked No. 4 on 2016 Best Value List

Georgia State University College of Law is No. 4 on PreLaw and National Jurist’s “Top 20 Best Value Law Schools” for 2016.

“We are proud to continue to be ranked in the top 10 on the PreLaw and National Jurist list,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Our increased number of… more »

Bankruptcy Program, Tax Clinic Help Homeless Client Get Back on Feet

Armin Naghashzadeh (J.D./M.B.A. ’16) enrolled in the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.) to gain practical work experience and skills, but realizing the impact his work made is what made him return for a second semester.

“I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives,” Naghashzadeh said. “I want to make sure… more »

85 Park Place First Anniversary

Posted On June 21, 2016

Celebrating Our First Anniversary in 85 Park Place College of Law

Wednesday, June 22 marks one year since the College of Law relocated from the Urban Life Building on Decatur Street to an award-winning, state-of-the-art structure at 85 Park Place in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Since the move, the college has garnered a litany… more »

85 Park Place Closed To Public April 22 to May 12 for Finals

Starting Friday, April 22, and continuing through 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12, the College of Law’s building, 85 Park Place, will be closed for final exams to the general public and students not registered in a College of Law course.

During this time, Georgia State faculty and staff will be able to access the building… more »

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Celebrating 30 Years With STLA Coach Tom Jones

In 2015, adjunct professor Tom Jones stood outside the state Capitol’s rotunda, attending the swearing-in ceremony for his former student and now Superior Court Judge Alison Burleson (J.D. ’00). “The greatest reward in teaching is to see your students succeed,” said Jones, beaming with pride.

When asked how many of his former students have gone… more »