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The Trump Court: What’s Next for the Highest Court in the Land

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 »

Obstacles to Access

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 »

Center for Access to Justice Shines Light on Problems in the South

“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 »

New Center for Access to Justice to Highlight Problems Within Justice System

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 »

Professors, Alumna to Speak at Aug. 30 Convocation on Professionalism

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 »

Margaret Hughes Vath

Iannarone, Lucas and Vath Elected As American Bar Foundation Fellows

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »

Lucas: Does First Amendment Protect Religious Freedom Laws?

The Boss is boycotting North Carolina.

Bruce Springsteen canceled a planned April 10 show in Greensboro to show solidarity with those protesting the passage of HB2, which bars local governments from protecting LGBT individuals against discrimination.

Bryan Adams is refusing to play in Mississippi. Adams is protesting that state’s recently passed… more »

Brewer, Scott, Lucas and Rowberry Honored in 2015

The College of Law is accepting faculty nominations for the the Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence through March 11. The Maleski Award includes a $2,500 stipend while the Morgan Award consists of a… more »

Indigent Defense Panel On Future of Public Defense On March 4

The Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia will explore the future of Georgia’s indigent defense system and other topics facing the public defender system in the panel discussion “Fulfilling Promises: The Next Decade of Public Defense in Georgia” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Georgia State University College… more »

Justice Scalia and What His Legacy Means to Me

A former Supreme Court law clerk remembers Justice Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia was perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in the American judiciary. Revered by some and antagonizing to others, perhaps the one sentiment shared by all familiar with his work was that he was undeniably brilliant. If he was against you, you bristled at… more »