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McCarthy Receives ABC of Georgia Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors Georgia Chapter honored McCarthy Building Companies Inc. with an Excellence in Construction – Award of Excellence for its work on Georgia State University College of Law’s building.

The biannual award recognizes the innovation, quality and vision of the project team — contractors, architects, engineers, owners and others—who played a vital role in… more »

85 Park Place Receives Urban Design Commission Award

The Georgia State University College of Law new building, 85 Park Place, received an Award of Excellence from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission at a ceremony May 23.

The annual competition recognizes projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the city of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of… more »

A Vision Realized | 85 Park Place: Transforming Teaching and Learning

For faculty and students alike, the new building is transforming teaching and learning at the College of Law. A quick review of the deficits in the Urban Life Building elucidates the underpinnings of this transformation. Cramped classrooms interspersed with structural columns, little or no natural light and uncomfortable fixed seating were obviously not conducive to… more »

FINRA Foundation Grant for New Clinic

Georgia State Law Awarded FINRA Foundation Grant to Fund Investor Advocacy Clinic

Georgia State University College of Law has received a $250,000 grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation for the creation of an Investor Advocacy Clinic, scheduled to open in late spring or summer 2013. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is the largest foundation… more »

Paving the Way for International Arbitration

Having a campus near the state capitol in downtown Atlanta provides ample opportunity for Georgia State University students to learn through firsthand observation and experience. In the GSU College of Law, students and faculty not only can become involved in the legislative process, but are able to influence policy directly.

Professor Doug Yarn is the… more »

Team Wins Mock Arbitration Competition

ATLANTA — In its first appearance in the American Bar Association’s Mock Arbitration Competition, Georgia State University College of Law garnered the National Championship in Chicago January 21-22. The team consisted of law students Lisa Bobb, Andrew Hagenbush, Madeleine Peake, and Wes Starrett. Professor Doug Yarn coached.

In the fictional case for arbitration, a former employee… more »

Georgia State to Launch National Resource for Restorative Justice

Georgia State University will soon provide a comprehensive resource to help those in the field of restorative justice learn from one another and to improve practices, through a national clearinghouse.

The Southern Council for Restorative Justice, based in Georgia State’s School of Social Work, and the Consortium for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in the College… more »