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Davis (J.D. ’91) to Run State Bar of Georgia

Jeff Davis (J.D. ’91) 

The Daily Report, April 29, 2014

JQC Director to Run State Bar

The State Bar of Georgia has chosen Jeff Davis, the director of the state Judicial Qualifications Committee, to become its new executive director after the death last December of the bar’s… more »

James (J.D. ’99) awarded Newsmaker of the Year

Daily Report, Dec. 9, 2013

Newsmaker of the Year, Robert James: Driving Force in a Year of Big Prosecution

DeKalb District Attorney Robert James Jr. is the driving force in prominent and complex prosecutions throughout 2013 and for that reason, he is named as the Daily Report’s Newsmaker… more »

First-Year Lawyers Look to Mentors for Guidance

Kimberly DeCarrera (J.D. ’06) knew not long after starting law school she wanted to run her own practice.

The Georgia State University College of Law graduate couldn’t predict at the time, however, that she would be setting up her business and family law practice just a few months after passing the bar exam.

DeCarrera, among… more »

Georgia State Law Rises in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Georgia State University’s College of Law advanced five spots in the latest rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report.

The College of Law tied for 77th alongside Pennsylvania State, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark and Santa Clara University in U.S. News’ “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009” edition out March 31.

The latest ranking moves… more »

Law Librarians Publish Article in Law Library Journal

Georgia State Law Librarians Ron WheelerNancy P. Johnson, and Terrance Manion published “Choosing the Top Candidate: Best Practices in Academic Law Library Hiring,” which appears in volume 100 of Law Library Journal.

The article has attracted the attention of peer librarians.

The Informed Librarian Online, a librarian’s service for keeping up… more »

Visiting Judge Akira Yasumi Studies U.S. Courts

ATLANTA–Where Akira Yasumi comes from, the right to trial by jury doesn’t exist — yet.

In the courts of Japan, where Yasumi is a district court judge, criminal cases are decided by three professional judges, who also hand down sentences. A new system going into effect in May of this year, called Saiban-in, is a… more »

Scholars, Lawmakers Discuss Controversies in Stem Cell Research

When scientists announced a decade ago they had isolated human cells with the potential to become virtually any type of cell or tissue in the body, a storm of controversy followed that still rages in some circles today.

On one side are supporters who see the medical potential behind embryonic stem cell research, which may… more »

 
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