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‘Your Duty is to Do Justice’ LaGrua Tells Class of 2016 at Swearing-In Ceremony

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but something to be achieved,” said Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) with the Superior Court of Fulton County, to the class of 2016 before swearing them into practice on Nov. 17.

“Today is… more »

Georgia State Law Inducted 64 Alumni into New Coif Chapter

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Order of the Coif chapter inducted 64 alumni in a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10. The new members were sworn in by Mary F. Radford, professor of law and president of the Georgia State chapter. The Order of the Coif recognizes law students who rank in the… more »

From the Dean — Access Issues More Pressing Than Ever

One of the great tenets of the legal profession is fairness and equal treatment under the law. The barriers to access to legal representation in the criminal and civil systems for those with limited financial means lead to grave inequalities in the scales of justice. With a growing divide between the wealthy and the poor,… more »

From the Dean: Commendable Lawyers Respond to Human Need

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird embodies our vision of the ideal lawyer — a man with a strong sense of right and professional mission. His decision to defend Tom Robinson, a black man charged with rape in the Jim Crow South, was heroic for the time, even if Atticus’ decency and modesty prevented… more »

Georgia State Law Graduates Fare Well in February Bar Exam Results

Georgia State University College of Law graduates led the state on the February bar exam, with an 82.1 percent passing rate for first-time test-takers, well ahead of the the overall state rate of 63 percent.

“While the February results in Georgia reflect the continued national trend of bar passage rates that are below historical… more »

Sobelson a ‘Modern Day Ghostbuster’ Says Student

Associate Dean Roy Sobelson is a modern-day ghostbuster, said Ulyana Hamilton (J.D. ‘16).

“Who are you going to call when you have a question? Who are you going to call in times of troubles? Who are you going to call during the good times? Dean Sobelson,” she said.

The Student Bar Association and other student… more »

85 Park Place Wins AIA-GA People’s Choice Design Award

The College of Law building received the 2016 American Institute of Architects – Georgia People’s Choice Design Award this week, which is voted on by the public.

The College of Law competed against 73 other projects in the People’s Choice, Built category, and received 572 votes, 200 more than the second place winner “Stealth,” a… more »

A Vision Realized | From the Dean

AFTER YEARS OF DREAMING AND WORKING to build 85 Park Place, we can finally say well done and welcome home. With the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 8, we officially opened this new, state-of-the-art facility.

As we settle into our new home, we would be remiss not to take a moment and say thanks. Thank… more »

85 Park Place: A Tribute to Our Friends

There once was a site with no mojo, known by an eatery once named mumbo jumbo. For years little changed but the eatery’s name, just gravel and parking – no pathway to fame.

But then new sheriffs arrived in our town, a Becker and Huckabee would now wear the crowns. Their vision would transform Georgia… more »