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Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »

Moot Court Team Fares Well In Vienna Arbitration Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s moot court team advanced to the eight-team “elimination” round at the inaugural Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna on July 4. There, the Georgia State Law team of Omenka Uchendu (J.D./M.P.H. ’16), David Pierce (J.D.’17, MBA ’13), Sasan Nemat (J.D./MBA ’16) and Kori Eskridge (J.D. ’15) was… more »

College Moves into 85 Park Place

On June 22, Georgia State University College of Law moved into its new building, at 85 Park Place, on the corner of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The LEED Silver Certified facility was built by McCarthy Building Companies Inc. and designed by SmithGroup JJR and Stevens & Wilkinson architectural firms with… more »

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A Dedicated Home: Dean Kaminshine on Our New Building

The new building increases the College of Law’s capacity to attract top students and engage with the greater legal community. It affords us the space to expand and improve our programs to serve more students and help our clinics assist underserved Georgians.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified sustainable… more »

No. 33

Posted On May 28, 2015

In May 2015, the college was ranked No. 33 by the legal blog, Above the Law. Above the Law focuses on outcomes in developing a top 50 ranking. Employment data, large firm placement, federal clerkship placement and tuition/cost were the key metrics used.

Graduates Excel with February 2015 Bar Results

The February bar passage rate for Georgia State University College of Law was at 93 percent for first-time test-takers well ahead of the overall state rate of 72.7 percent.

“We are pleased and proud with our students’ performance on the bar exam,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “They consistently… more »

Class of 2015: Joshua Joel to Join 11th Circuit as Staff Attorney

Prior to attending Georgia State Law, Joshua Joel (J.D. ’15), a father of four, attended Rabbinic Seminary in Israel for a number of years and attained rabbinic ordination. He considered law school as a natural transition from his rabbinic law studies.

“I am career-driven and wanted a career that would be rewarding and meaningful, played… more »

Class of 2015: Matthew Johnson, Music Teacher, Pursues His Love of Law

A teacher in the Fulton County school system since 1996, Matthew Johnson (J.D. ’15) contemplated law school. After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, he put that plan on hold. When she passed away in 2009, Johnson decided it was time to make a change.

“I realized that it was now or never,… more »

Class of 2015: Kyle Jackson Trades Football for Legal Briefs

Law wasn’t Kyle Jackson’s (J.D. ’15) first career choice – he planned to play football. His future looked bright as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, but plans for a lengthy athletic career were cut short when he injured his foot and had reconstruction surgery.

“I came back from… more »

‘Graduation Is Just the Beginning,’ Barnes Tells Class of 2015

“You are celebrating your first step at becoming a lawyer,” Former Gov. Roy Barnes told the Class of 2015. “Graduation is the beginning of your legal education, you’ll continue to learn from your clients, cases and courtrooms. It’s a fascinating journey and will help mold you into the lawyer you’ll become.”

Barnes equated the law… more »