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Students: Putting Skills into Practice “Powerful and Important”

“This has been enlightening for me,” said Mike Williford (J.D. ’17). “You sit in class and learn the black letter law, you learn what is supposed to happen in contracts, or criminal law or whatever, and then to be exposed to how that functions in the real world is eye-opening. It’s not always as clean… more »

Wolf inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Wolf To Represent Lawyers in Society of Scholars

From doctors to historians, philosophers to engineers, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars comprises more than 600 of the most influential and pioneering minds in the world. But since its founding in 1969, the society has not included a single lawyer among its illustrious ranks—until now.

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The Role of Law in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, is a time to reflect on how far the United States and world populations have come since the disease was first identified in 1981, as well as what we still need to do to respond to the epidemic.

Others can talk about the scientific achievements that have helped stem the… more »

Katrina’s Legacy Conference Offers Lessons for Building Robust Metropolitan Regions

“The city of New Orleans is a tale of two cities. Some people live better and feel better after the efforts following hurricane Katrina. Some still worry not enough has been done.” James A. Joseph, former ambassador to South Africa originally from Louisiana, addressed a captive audience at Georgia State University College of Law on… more »

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 »

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 »