College Honors December 2012 Graduates

Georgia State University College of Law honored 16 of its 18 December graduates at a holiday luncheon on Dec. 13 at the Commerce Club.

“Graduating in December rather than May means you’re different in some way,” said Kelly Cahill Timmons, associate dean for student affairs, during her remarks at the luncheon. “Although those ways vary:… more »

STLA Team Places Second in National Competition

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association mock trial team of Jesika Wehunt (J.D.’13), Marc Hood (J.D.’12), Paul Shuman (J.D. ’14), John Eric Schleicher (J.D. ’14), Joe Huffman (J.D. ’14), and Blake Poole (J.D. ’14) placed second in the William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 16-18 in Atlanta.

Loyola… more »

Celebrating Newly Minted Lawyers

Georgia State University College of Law alumni were sworn into the Georgia Bar, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia in a ceremony Friday morning with an audience of faculty, family and friends in the Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom.

Eighty newly minted lawyers participated, while more than 70… more »

Cupid (J.D./M.P.A. ’12) Wins Public Office

Lisa Cupid, a joint-degree student with the College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, beat political veteran Woody Thompson in the Democratic primary runoff for the southwest Cobb County Commission seat on Aug. 21.

Cupid, a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate, is working to complete her J.D. and master’s of… more »

Offering Relief to Victims

More than one million people are victims of intimate-partner violence or domestic abuse each year, and national surveys suggest that more than 50 percent of the resulting incidents may go unreported. When the victim is an undocumented immigrant, the likelihood of reporting any type of crime will drop further. College of Law alumna Nicole Sykes… more »

A Custom Law School Experience

Georgia State University’s College of Law is home to many nontraditional law students – those who have pursued other careers prior to law school; those holding down full-time jobs and studying part time; those who have started families of their own; and those who never thought they would go to law school.

Jeff Austin, Julia… more »

Solid finish for Moot Court in Brazil

Georgia State Law’s Moot Court team was awarded a fourth-place finish in the Inter-American Sustainable Development Law Moot Court Competition, held March 1-3 in Fundaçao Getúlio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seventeen teams from North and South American countries competed in three languages – English, Portuguese and Spanish – and argued cases… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Benefits for Child

ATLANTA – The HeLP Legal Services Clinic, a part of the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) which is a community collaboration that provides legal services to low-income children and families, continued its great work advocating for its clients in the fall 2011 semester. Fifteen law students were enrolled, as well as graduate students in public… more »