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Center for Access to Justice
Georgia State University College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037

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Georgia State University College of Law
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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Center for Access to Justice Leadership

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor and director lslucas@gsu.edu 404-413-9258
Darcy Meals, assistant director dmeals@gsu.edu 404-413-9253
Center Personnel

Lauren Sudeall Lucas

Professor Lucas is the founding faculty director. Her research touches on the intersection of constitutional law and criminal procedure, with a focus on the right to counsel and the role of equal protection in indigent defense reform.  Find out more 

Darcy Meals

Darcy Meals, assistant director, is responsible for developing and overseeing the center’s programs and publications. Beginning in fall 2017, she will also teach courses through the center’s access to justice curriculum. Find out more 
Center Faculty

Courtney Anderson

Professor Anderson’s research focuses on the intersection of housing and health disparities in low-income and minority communities and pairing community and economic development mechanisms with laws and policies to achieve health equity.  Find out more 

W. Edward Afield

Professor Afield’s research deals with tax policy issues surrounding improving tax compliance, nonprofit organizations and education.  Find out more 

Bucky Askew

Askew is the former consultant on legal education for the American Bar Association, former director of the Civil Division for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and previously worked for the Legal Services Corporation and the Office of Economic Opportunity Legal Services Program.  Find out more 
Lisa Bliss

Lisa Radtke Bliss

Professor Bliss’s research focuses on clinical, experiential and interdisciplinary education and the development of law school clinics in the context of medical-legal partnerships.  Find out more 
Stephen Bright

Stephen B. Bright

Bright, a professor of practice, teaches a course on prosecution and defense of capital and other criminal cases. He has tried capital cases before juries in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi and argued cases before many state and federal appellate courts. Bright as argued and won four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out more 

Jessica Gabel Cino

Professor Cino’s research focuses on bankruptcy, forensic evidence genetic testing, forensic DNA identification, wrongful convictions, and trial and jury tactics in the context of the criminal justice system. Find out more 

Russell Covey

Professor Covey’s research focuses on wrongful convictions, plea bargaining, legal theory, police interrogation, crime and popular culture, and the death penalty.  Find out more 
Clark Cunningham

Clark Cunningham

Professor Cunningham’s work focuses on ethics and professionalism in legal practice, including research on the relationship between clients and lawyers and using student practice to broaden access to justice.  Find out more 
Nicole Iannarone

Nicole Iannarone

Professor Iannarone oversees the Investor Advocacy Clinic where she helps provide students with an opportunity to represent small investors with claims against their brokers before FINRA and to help educate potential investors.Find out more 

Tameka Lester

Professor Lester is an advocate for taxpayer rights and responsibilities, in addition to working with students in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. Find out more 

Caren Morrison

Professor Morrison’s research focuses on the impact of electronic information and technology on the criminal justice system and on mechanisms of jury selection.  Find out more 

Natsu Taylor Saito

Professor Saito’s research focuses on the legal history of race and settler colonialism in the United States and the human rights implications of U.S. governmental policies, particularly with regard to immigrants, American Indians, and U.S. territorial possessions.  Find out more 

Nirej Sekhon

Professor Sekhon’s research focuses on the relationships between criminal procedure, criminalization, and political culture, as well as on the nature of policing.  Find out more 

Jonathan Todres

Professor Todres researches and writes on a range of issues related to children’s rights and child well-being. Find out more 
Tanya Washington

Tanya Washington

Professor Washington’s research focuses on issues related to educational equity and issues arising at the intersection of domestic relations, race, and children’s constitutional rights.  Find out more 

Center Fellows

Amy Bement (J.D. '17), 2016-17

Amy Bement (J.D. ’17), 2016-17

Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. '19) 2017-18

Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. ’19) 2017-18

Jobena Hill (J.D. '19) 2016-18

Jobena Hill (J.D. ’19) 2016-2018

Bryan Janflone (J.D. '17) 2016-17

Bryan Janflone (J.D. ’17) 2016-17

Andrew Navratil (J.D. '18) 2016-2018

Andrew Navratil (J.D. ’18) 2016-2018

Timur Selimovic (J.D. '18) 2017-18

Timur Selimovic (J.D. ’18) 2017-18

Olivia Shellman (J.D. '19) 2017-18

Olivia Shellman (J.D. ’19) 2017-18

Erin Haire (J.D. '18), Summer 2016

Erin Haire (J.D. ’18), Summer 2016