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Georgia Innocence Project Offering Real-World Lessons

Externs Explore Effects of Overburdened Criminal Justice System

Kylie Jones (J.D. ’17) and Karyn Pagnotta (J.D. ’17) sift through stacks of letters from Georgia inmates—some new, some over a decade old. Many claim innocence of the crimes they were convicted of —murder, sexual assault, burglary. Some complain about conditions in prison.

Boxes of evidence and… more »

Kylie Jones (J.D. '17)

Learning To Think Like an Investigator

Real World Lessons

Reading through the case files as an extern with the Georgia Innocence Project has been an eye-opening experience. Read more>>

The externship with the Georgia Innocence Project is teaching Kylie Jones (J.D. ’17) that being a lawyer in a criminal case… more »

‘Scholarships Critical to Success of Students’

After being accepted to law school, Julio C. Perez-Bravo (J.D. ’18) had sleepless nights. Being an attorney was his dream, but the stress of paying for law school weighed heavily on him.

When something is pivotal to your life, and you think you’ll have to postpone it because you can’t afford it, it’s troubling, he… more »

Access to Inner Workings of Supreme Court Limited

It was my first day of law school orientation. I sat in an auditorium filled with my classmates, listening to a local judge give a welcome speech. She welcomed us to Georgia State College of Law and also to the field of law. I will never forget her words: “the practice of law is the… more »

SCOTUS in Real Time

Last fall, I took my favorite class in law school: Legislation taught by Professor Neil Kinkopf. On the course’s final day, we analyzed the “Obamacare” case, King v. Burwell. The class attempted to predict how the Court would decide the case, which interpretive canons would be used, what judicial ideologies would… more »

Mentoring Refugee Girls Highlight of Winter Break for Dennis (J.D. ’18)

Bettina Dennis (J.D. ’18) did what most law students do after grueling final exams—she caught up on some much needed sleep. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and family during the holidays. However, the highlight of her break was wearing a hairnet and plastic apron and churning out 1,400 meals alongside teenage girls.

Dennis… more »

Supreme Court of Georgia Arguments Inspire, Inform

The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments in two cases at the College of Law’s Ceremonial Courtroom on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “I hope your experience today is interesting, instructive, and inspiring as you prepare to enter this most noble of professions – the law,” Chief Justice Hugh Thompson told the students before the arguments.

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Supreme Court Transparency Focus of Feb. 11 Law Review Symposium

ATLANTA—Georgia State University Law Review will explore the Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media during its annual symposium on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Student Center East, 44 Courtland St., Atlanta.

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Posted On January 14, 2016

2016 Symposium Time and date: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 Place: Student Center East, Speakers Auditorium

Join the Georgia State University Law Review for a symposium from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, featuring nationally known reporters, prominent judges and legal academics who focus on the U.S.… more »