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PILA Auction Raises Over $17,000 to Fund Summer Fellowships

The 25th annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) auction raised more than $17,000 via a silent and live auction on Feb. 25.

All funds will be used to sponsor students working in unpaid voluntary public interest jobs this summer.

“The PILA auction is important to so many because it provides a financial assistance… more »

Timm to Receive University’s 2017 Sparks Award

Bill Timm (A.B. ’65), associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, will receive a Sparks Award in recognition of his work at the Service Recognition Ceremony at 3 p.m Monday, April 17, in the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

The George M. Sparks Awards, named after one of the university’s most highly regarded presidents,… more »

Second Chairing a Trial: A Third-Year Experience

Although I didn’t know it, I had waited my entire academic career for this moment. Coming into law school, I didn’t intend to litigate, and I especially didn’t intend to pursue criminal law. And yet, here I was two and a half years later, about to start my first criminal trial.

I am in my… more »

A League of Their Own

Excellence in Sports Translates to Success in Law School 

Alex Hegner (B.S. ’16, J.D. ’18) and Monique Mead (J.D. ’18) do not have to invent resolve or tenacity within themselves to help them meet the challenge of pursuing a law degree at Georgia State.

There is something about pitching in the eighth inning of a… more »

Cultural Awareness Class Creates Questions, Provides Answers

Bias is a hot-button word in today’s cultural climate. Few other words will grab as much attention or spark such a physical, emotional or legal reaction.

In a cultural awareness class, Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor, and Kinda Abdus-Saboor, lecturer, examine implicit biases by prompting students to evaluate the lens through which they see the world.… more »

Justice System Should be Accessible and Attainable for All, Foster says

Quoting Robert F. Kennedy, Lisa Foster began the 59th Distinguished Lecture Series with a question: “’Do minorities or people who speak our language imperfectly…or those who are poor, really receive the same protection before the courts as the rest of our citizens? All too often, they do not.’”

Foster, former director of the more »

Apply Now to be an Urban Fellow in Fall 2017

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Urban Fellows Program.  Applications will be due on April 3, 2017 and the program will begin in August 2017.  All law students and graduate students across Georgia State University and Georgia Tech’s School… more »

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 »