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Phil the Squirrel Climbs to Freedom Thanks to Clinic Students

After a recent rain storm, Phil the Squirrel needed help. He had fallen down into the small patio outside Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is located on the lower level of 85 Park Place and is surrounded by slick marble walls.

The poor squirrel was unable to escape… more »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries, traveled to Atlanta this summer to participate in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya Washington, professor of law and the… 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 »

2018 Class Gift Campaign

Posted On September 14, 2017

Class of 2018 Gift Campaign Kickoff When: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 Where: Loading Dock, Lower Level Varsity Food Truck

The 2018 Class Gift Campaign is an opportunity for the graduating class to celebrate their graduation by giving back to Georgia State Law. The Class Gift Campaign goal is 100 percent participation from each class. Each… 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 »

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes thirty new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-18.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta Metropolitan Area has become the focal point for urbanization studies… more »

Owen Jones Miller Lecture

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 »

Some Good Study Spots in 85 Park Place

As law students, we all spend a lot of time reading, writing outlines and studying in general but everyone has different preferences for where they do this.

Some students prefer to study at school in the Law Library, while others like their local coffee shop or their own home. I enjoy studying at the tables… more »

Getting Creative in Corporations

Students get a hands-on approach navigating through the corporate life cycle of a hypothetical business in the Corporations class taught by Rob Weber, associate professor of law.

Working in small groups, students draft, edit and finalize various corporate documents throughout the semester. Each team would then present its document to the class in succession.

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