Shana Tabak

Tabak Encourages Students to Become Human Rights Advocates

Throughout her career, visiting assistant professor Shana Tabak has worked with numerous immigrant and human rights organizations, spanning four different continents. She will share her experiences and expertise with Georgia State University College of Law students while teaching Asylum and Refugee Law, International Law and an Asylum practicum.

Tabak says Atlanta’s immigrant… more »

15 Second-Year Students Set to Sworn In Under New Student Practice Rule

MARIETTA, Ga. — Justice P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia will swear in 15 Georgia State University College of Law second-year students and one third-year student under the newly revised Student Practice Rule at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Courtroom 7700 of the Cobb County Superior Courthouse, Seventh floor, 70 Haynes… more »

Message from the Director of Experiential Education Lisa Radtke Bliss

Today, Georgia State Law students have more choices of courses that help develop them as professionals than ever. Georgia State Law has the largest number of law students statewide who are registered with the Office of Bar Admissions under the new Student Practice Rule of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The rule allows… 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 »

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 »

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 »