As a high school government and economics teacher, Amy BeMent (J.D. ’17) exposed her students to several aspects of the law – mock trials, mock legislatures and judicial competitions. After 11 years, she decided that she didn’t want to just teach the law, she wanted to participate in it. Upon the urging of her husband,… more »
‘Investing in Your Future’ Series Touts Importance of Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Social Justice
A new lunch and learn series, “Investing in Your Future,” instructs students on how to develop their professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement and promoting social justice.
Investing in Your Future: Stepping Up:Promoting Fairness and Social Justice When: Noon, Tuesday, April 18 Where: Room 342
The third installment in the series, “Stepping Up:… more »
The law matters because in capable hands it is a powerful tool for justice.
While it can be misused, in its purest form, the law is capable of vindicating rights when other political mechanisms have failed. For many people—including lower-income and other marginalized persons—the law can right wrongs in situations where there would… more »
This spring, the Center for Access to Justice launched a program designed to “bridge” the gap between academics and practitioners working on issues of access to justice. Bridges is an opportunity for professors to share coffee and conversation with an interdisciplinary group comprised of other faculty, graduate students, and practitioners.
The former director for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice will speak about injustice under the law during Georgia State University College of Law’s 59th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series at noon Thursday, March 2, at the university’s Student Center East Floor Ballroom.
Lisa Foster, director of the Office… more »
Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States came as a surprise to many. Regardless of one’s political leanings, most people agree that Trump has at least one important job to do, and he needs to do it soon.
Justice Antonin Scalia, a member of the Supreme Court since 1986, passed away… more »
Barriers leave many falling through the cracks in the justice system
When confronted with some of life’s most difficult hardships — whether the custody of children, the ability to remain in long-term housing, domestic violence, incarceration, compensation for work or obtaining government benefits enabling a person to put food on the table and receive health care — the assistance… more »
“The experience of lower-income civil and criminal litigants is often fundamentally different from those with financial means,” said Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law and faculty director of Georgia State Law’s Center for Access to Justice.
Lucas created the center to establish a regional and national base for the study… more »
Georgia State University College of Law has established the Center for Access to Justice, a regional and national base for the study of issues relating to access to criminal and civil justice for those with limited financial means.
Similar centers exist across the United States, but there are none in the Southeast region.
“There… more »
How will lawyers survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world and profession? That question and more will be discussed at the Aug. 30 Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism’s annual Convocation on Professionalism.
The seminar “New Normal for Delivery of Legal Services,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the… more »