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Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

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 »

Bilimoria (J.D. ’15) is a Force Among Us

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 »

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 »