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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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.