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HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

Hungry? No Problem with Lots of Great Restaurants Nearby

One of the perks of going to school in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is the abundance of great, local restaurants located within a walking distance of the law school. There are numerous inexpensive and tasty restaurants located just a couple blocks away from the college on Broad Street. Every day during lunchtime, the area… more »

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… more »

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Jones to Discuss How Neuroscience Intersects with Law at Oct. 10 Miller Lecture

How well a person’s brain functions—and how it was operating during a specific timeframe, is a question often raised in the legal system. What was the defendant’s mental state at the time of a criminal act? Does a brain abnormality suggest diminished responsibility? Civil litigants may argue about a person’s competence when it comes to… more »

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 »