Julie Goodrige. Jack Baker. Edie Winsdor. Mike McDonnell. April Deboeur. Jayne Rowse. Few recognize these names. They are just a few of the people whose actions led to last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.
Many of you probably remember Echo, the standard poodle, who attended my first year of law school with me. I taught Echo lots of groundwork behaviors; she learned how to settle in class, how to walk politely through the halls while ignoring a busy environment, how to properly position herself in… more »
Law school is a rewarding endeavor that aspiring lawyers do not take lightly, nor should they. It’s the kind of environment that will test your ability to commit and perform on a daily basis. Dedicating three years of your life to burning the midnight oil, pouring over casebook after casebook, trying to dissect and retain… more »
When Student Bar Association President Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) learned of an opportunity to help a local charitable organization, she sprang into action. She reached out to incoming first-year students and, within a few days, she had more than enough volunteers to assist Caring For Others Inc. with its Feeding ATL… more »
Part of the International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy course, this program allows graduate students to experience first-hand how metropolitan areas tackle urban issues. This spring break study-abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, will focus on urban growth and land use planning and its… more »
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 »
The desire to help others is the driving force behind many who decide to purse a law degree.
“When they start law school, I think a lot of students have the goal of doing public interest law,” said Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02). “But after graduating, they take jobs with large firms because they perceive… more »