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Law Review Announces 2017-18 Board Members

Georgia State University Law Review has announced its 2017-18 board members. Jessica Williams-Vickery (J.D. ’18) will serve as editor-in-chief, and Erik Badia (J.D. ’18) as executive editor.

“I am excited and honored to be a part of the upcoming Law Review Board,” Williams-Vickery said. “I am optimistic about the year ahead and grateful for the… more »

Heffley (J.D. ’19) Volunteers with CARA Project over Winter Break

Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19), an evening student and immigration paralegal at Elliott Immigration Law, spent the first week of January working with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, where over a thousand women and children, many with valid claims to asylum, are detained.

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Sampaio Discusses Environmental Challenges Facing Metropolitan Growth Management

Visiting Professor Romulo Sampaio presented Relevant Regulatory Issues Regarding Public Parks Management, as part of the Urban Fellows Program on Jan. 31. He discussed an ongoing case study of Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro’s largest urban park, and the legal solutions being developed to create a financially sustainable park.

“Providing students with an opportunity… more »

From Law School to Georgia General Assembly, Sam Park (B.A./B.S. ’09, J.D. ’13)

In November, Sam Park (B.A.’09, B.S.’09, J.D. ’13), who is Asian-American, made history by becoming the first openly gay man elected to the Georgia General Assembly for District 101.

“I believe the content of one’s character matters more than one’s race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation,” Park said. “I won my race not because… more »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Posted On January 4, 2017 by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. '17)

Written by Mpho G. Bratton (LL.M. ’17)

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step. In my case, that single step was a 16-hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The journey from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Atlanta transcended beyond a mere physical shift in global… more »

STLA Team Advances to Octofinal Round in Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition

Four Georgia State Law students, Sean Robinson (J.D. ’18), Cameron Mobley (J.D. ’18), Andrew Navratil (J.D. ’18), and Annie Yasin (J.D. ’18) advanced to the octofinal round in the Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 12-13 in Buffalo, New York.

The 130-page competition problem focused on a criminal case dealing with a professional wrestling… more »

Celebrating Twenty-Two December Graduates

The eighth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon was filled with laughter and many hugs on Dec. 15 at the Commerce Club. Paired with their favorite professors, graduates talked of the future and their law school careers.

“These faculty members have had a significant impact on your lives and law school career,” said Steven… more »

Assar Named Best Overall Oralist at National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Three Georgia State Law students, Yasmin Assar (J.D. ’18), Nathan Chong (J.D. ’18) and Matt Sessions (J.D. ’17) advanced to the octofinal round in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition Nov. 4-5 in Carbondale, Illinois. Assar beat out members of 29 other teams to win awards for Best Preliminary Oralist and Best… more »

IP LawMeet Team Receives Best Draft at National Competition

The Georgia State Law Intellectual Property (IP) moot court team earned best draft in the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property LawMeet National Rounds, held virtually on Nov. 4. Before advancing to the national competition, the team won best draft and best team at the Eastern Regional IP LawMeet competition.

For the competition,… more »