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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 »

Freitag (J.D. ’15) Receives State Bar’s IP Law Scholarship

Walter Freitag (J.D. ’15) received the second annual scholarship from the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia at the Intellectual Property Gala Honoring the Judiciary in March. The $5,000 scholarship was presented in memory of former U.S. patent attorney Harold L. Marquis, and recognizes Freitag’s achievements in, and… more »

Georgia State Law Sweeps the Intrastate Moot Court Competition

Georgia State University College of Law students captured the top positions at the Intrastate Moot Court Competition on March 27-28. The annual competition has a rich history rooted in rivalry, as two teams from each of Georgia’s six law schools, Emory University, University of Georgia, Mercer University, Georgia State University, John… more »

Rowberry To Help Lead Magna Carta Anniversary Celebration

On March 30, the State Bar of Georgia will hold a CLE symposium on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, helped organize.

Rowberry was recruited to help because of his expertise in medieval history,… more »

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans Officially Opens

Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps celebrated Veterans Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans on campus.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to dedicate this clinic,” said Roy M. Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of law and one… more »

Legal Clinic for Student Veterans Set to Open on Veterans Day

The Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will officially open a Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans that will serve 800 veterans enrolled as students at the university at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11..

The facility is a hybrid and different from others in the state in that it deals… more »

Class of 2014 Finishes Strong on Bar Exam

Swearing-In Ceremony 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21: Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom R.S.V.P.: By 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7., to Vickie Dye

Georgia State University College of Law’s Class of 2014 posted strong bar results with a passage rate of 92 percent for first-time takers of the July exam, well ahead… more »

State Bar Honors Recent Graduate for Pro Bono Work

The State Bar of Georgia will honor Leslie Salley (J.D. ’14) with its Individual Law School Access to Justice Award for her pro bono work in law and health equity at the State Bar of Georgia’s annual Pro Bono Awards Reception on Thursday, Oct. 23.

“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with the award,”… more »

Davis (J.D. ’91) to Run State Bar of Georgia

Jeff Davis (J.D. ’91) 

The Daily Report, April 29, 2014

JQC Director to Run State Bar

The State Bar of Georgia has chosen Jeff Davis, the director of the state Judicial Qualifications Committee, to become its new executive director after the death last December of the bar’s… more »

Georgia State Law Alumni Take the Lead

During the annual meeting of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, Stephanie Joy Kirijan (J.D. ’04) finished her term as president and turned over the gavel to incoming President Jonathan Pannell (J.D. ’05). The division has more than 10,000 members statewide who have less than five years of practice or are… more »