The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments in two cases at the College of Law’s Ceremonial Courtroom on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “I hope your experience today is interesting, instructive, and inspiring as you prepare to enter this most noble of professions – the law,” Chief Justice Hugh Thompson told the students before the arguments.
Capital Defender Clinic students experienced a wide range of successes and rewarding learning opportunities over the last year, carrying a full load of pre-trial death penalty cases and direct appeals.
The clinic places students within a team of professionals providing cutting-edge representation to some of the most damaged and vulnerable clients… more »
The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »
Most of us would spend our few free moments on the couch vegging out over reality television, but not Sheila Bilimoria (J.D. ’15). Earlier this year, she spent 17 hours per week in classes, worked an externship with Justice Robert Benham at the Georgia Supreme Court and a job in the Office of Admissions. She’s… more »
Assistant Professor of Law Lauren Sudeall Lucas
WABE 90.1, June 17, 2014
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 »