“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.
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »