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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 »

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 »

Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy for Second Consecutive Year

Georgia State University College of Law won the 2015 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup, beating the state’s other four schools for the second consecutive year. Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led Georgia State Law’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 22,369 pounds of food… more »

Georgia State Law to Compete in CDRC Vienna Competition

Georgia State University College of Law is one of 16 teams – and one of two U.S. universities – selected to compete in the international student competition for Consensual Dispute Resolution, the CDRC Vienna.

This is the first year for the competition, founded by the International Bar Association, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre… more »

Marshall, Rowberry, and Esnard Present at International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction

In September, GSU College of Law Professors Ryan Rowberry, John Marshall along with Ann-Margaret Esnard, Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School, presented at the conference, Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Addressing Risks and Uncertainty, an International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction in Boulder, Colorado.  Their presentation,… more »

Bill Usery

Bill Usery is one our nation’s most influential public servants in the arena of labor management relations. He is responsible for mediating the successful resolution of some of the most intractable labor disputes of our time. He served as secretary of labor under President Gerald Ford and has held senior positions in the administrations of… more »

Seeking Justice: Unlikely Partnership Yields New Law to Save Lives

Robin Elliott often tells the story of how her son, Zack, died, but it never gets easier. Each time, she relives how her 21-year-old son was found dead in the backseat of a car, because his friends were too afraid to call 911 when he overdosed.

Because they were high, his friends didn’t stop at… more »

No. 24

Posted On April 19, 2014
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In October 2013, Tipping the Scales, an online resource for law students, looked at two key dimensions of the J.D. experience— the quality of accepted students and graduate success. The new rankings also looked at the selectivity at each school.