As a high school government and economics teacher, Amy BeMent (J.D. ’17) exposed her students to several aspects of the law – mock trials, mock legislatures and judicial competitions. After 11 years, she decided that she didn’t want to just teach the law, she wanted to participate in it. Upon the urging of her husband,… more »
From the time she was a small child, Alex Stone (J.D. ’17) has been intrigued by criminal law. Her grandfather was an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and she took a great interest in learning about the people he was investigating.
Stone came to Georgia State Law after graduating from the… more »
The last semester of law school is stressful for most students, but when you’re expecting your first child, the workload seems a bit more intense. That did not deter Kianna Hawkins Chennault (J.D. ’17).
Having a bachelor of science and master’s degree in social science education, Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) taught for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After her divorce, she decided to change careers and enrolled at Georgia State Law as a part-time day student.
“My experience at Georgia State Law has been one of… more »
Michelle Namer (J.D. ’17) was teaching high school science and searching for her calling when her older brother Michael Namer (J.D. ’17) was completing the Georgia State Law application process.
“I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to spend my days and the skills I wanted to strengthen. Law felt like… more »
A group of Georgia State Law students, faculty and staff helped local charity Caring for Others as part of the inaugural Law Week Community Service Project, which concluded Law Week 2017. Volunteers gathered at Caring for Others at 8:30 a.m. April 8 to start packing the various food items donated by the more »
Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »
‘Investing in Your Future’ Series Touts Importance of Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Social Justice
A new lunch and learn series, “Investing in Your Future,” instructs students on how to develop their professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement and promoting social justice.
Investing in Your Future: Stepping Up:Promoting Fairness and Social Justice When: Noon, Tuesday, April 18 Where: Room 342
The third installment in the series, “Stepping Up:… more »
It’s a little after 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, the first Tuesday of spring break. The Fulton County Magistrate Court clerk just read the dispossessory calendar call. Her instructions: “when your name is called, answer ‘plaintiff, defendant, landlord or tenant.’”
A woman runs in after the call. She is out of breath and proceeds to… more »
The criminal justice system is racist, and until that is addressed, we will continue to have a system that doesn’t work, said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 keynote.
“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to… more »