December Graduates ‘We’re So Proud of You’

“Just because you are graduating, that doesn’t mean that our relationship is ending,” Associate Dean for Student Affairs Kelly Timmons said to the December graduates at a celebration luncheon at the Commerce Club on Dec. 15. “We can’t wait to see what you do with your hard-earned law degree. We’re so proud of you.”

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Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for experiential education

Clinical Faculty Hold AALS Leadership Positions

Georgia State Law clinical professors lead both in the classroom and in the profession both through bar associations or the Association of American Law School sections. For 2017, the college has six faculty members holding leadership positions at AALS.

Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for experiential education and clinical professor of law, serves… more »

On the Same Page: First-Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

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Kerew Honored for Teaching Excellence With Maleski Award

Kendall L. Kerew, clinical assistant professor and Externship Program director, received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in developing and teaching the Externship Seminar, which integrates experiential learning with professional identity formation.

“Professor Kerew’s groundbreaking work on professional identity formation in the Externship Course has received rave reviews from students… more »

Kerew Helps Launch Externship Resource Site for Community

Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor and director of the Externship Program, helped launch LexternWeb, a website that is designed to assist law schools in creating and maintaining externship programs like the one at the College of Law.

“The website is a major development for the externship community at the regional,… more »

Cultural Awareness Class Creates Questions, Provides Answers

Bias is a hot-button word in today’s cultural climate. Few other words will grab as much attention or spark such a physical, emotional or legal reaction.

In a cultural awareness class, Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor, and Kinda Abdus-Saboor, lecturer, examine implicit biases by prompting students to evaluate the lens through which they see the world.… more »

Externship Seminar Marries Leadership, Lawyering Effectiveness to Promote Professional Identity

Now in its second year, the Externship Program’s required seminar for first-time externs facilitates each student’s deliberate exploration of their professional identity as a future lawyer, said Kendall Kerew, Externship Program director and assistant clinical professor, who developed the seminar using the concept of lawyer as leader and the essential competencies… more »

Kerew Named Externship Program Director

Kendall L. Kerew, assistant clinical professor, has been named director of the Externship Program. The appointment took effect in January. Kerew started at Georgia State Law in 2005. Since 2010, she has served as co-director of the program with Professor Andrea A.… more »

Externship Program Adds Mandatory Seminar Class

Beginning this fall, the Lawyering Skills Externship Program is offering a new one-credit hour, graded seminar designed for first-time externship students.

This mandatory seminar will supplement the three-credit hour pass/fail externship course required of all externship students. In the seminar, first-time externship students will use their fieldwork experiences as a springboard to foster… more »

College Pilots Summer Patent Law Program

ATLANTA — In conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP), Georgia State University College of Law is offering a pilot Summer Patent Law Program. This program will require students to work at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia 40 hours per week for nine weeks beginning June 6, 2011.

Students will be… more »