In Their Words: Trey Kelley (J.D. ’14)

Why did you decide to pursue a career in politics? From an early age, my parents, both public school teachers, instilled in me the value of community service. After graduating from Shorter University, my wife, Amy, and I moved back to my hometown of Cedartown, where we quickly became re-engaged in our community through the… more »

In Their Words – Judge Belinda E. Edwards (J.D. ’90)

Why did you pursue a career in law? I wanted to make a positive difference in my community and in the lives of others.

As a child of the civil rights movement, raised in the segregated South, I experienced firsthand discrimination and the adverse effects of unequal justice. I realized early that it was the… more »

Sheffey Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Rita Sheffey represents the noble idea of public service,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine in kicking off the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony on May 7. “She is proof that attorneys don’t have to, nor should, choose between good lawyering and public service.”

Sheffey, the assistant dean for public… more »

HeLP Clinic Recognized Among Nation’s Top Innovative Clinics

Georgia State University College of Law’s Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic has been named among the most innovative law school clinics in the nation by National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine. The clinic was one of 10 runners-up.

The program, created by Associate Clinical Professors Lisa Radtke… more »

Nominate a Public Service Hero for the 2015 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations for the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award to honor a Georgia attorney who has selflessly committed to public service in the tradition of the college’s founding dean.

“Each year we select a Georgia attorney who exemplifies the commitment to public service… more »

Vath Elected Treasurer of Atlanta Bar

Margaret Vath, Lawyering Foundations instructor at Georgia State University College of Law, recently was elected treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Association.

“It’s a vote of confidence,”  Vath says. “I feel grateful and humbled by the support of the endorsements of 11 past presidents of the Atlanta Bar Association, as well as… more »

Accepting Nominations for 2013 Johnson Award

Georgia State University College of Law is accepting nominations of Georgia lawyers whose overall accomplishments reflect the high tradition of selfless public service that its founding dean, Ben F. Johnson Jr., exemplified during his career and life.

Ben F. Johnson Jr. worked tirelessly to ensure equal access to the legal profession through helping… more »

Atlanta Falcons Honor Hughes

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons gave Randall L. Hughes a 2011 Community Quarterback Award during an on-field presentation at the November 13, 2011 game against the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons honored four volunteers in Georgia who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities. The winners were selected by a panel of… more »

Emmet J. Bondurant Honored for Public Service

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law honored Atlanta lawyer Emmet J. Bondurant, of Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP, with the 2011 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award in a ceremony on April 27.

This honor is presented annually to a Georgia attorney whose accomplishments reflect the tradition of public service that… more »