Court Rules for Marriage Equality In Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.

“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »

Panel Discussion to Commemorate Rare MLK Papers

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Tanya Washington is partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the law firm of Hunton & Williams for a panel discussion commemorating a rare exhibition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. papers on display… more »

Teaching By Example

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” —Henry Adams,: U.S. historian and journalist

Georgia State Law’s influence is not confined to Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Several faculty members are helping to impact future generations on a global scale.

Examining Domestic Violence through Different Lenses

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Washington: Welfare System a Pipeline to Prison

Tanya Washington, associate professor at Georgia State University College of Law, addressed how racial bias and profiling operate in the child welfare system to the detriment of black children, black families and the black community during a July 29 National Bar Association panel to discuss racial profiling.

During the keynote event at the… more »

Four in College of Law Celebrate Milestone

As members of the university community celebrated milestones of five, 10, 15 and 20 or more years of service to Georgia State University, a number of College of Law faculty marked a quarter-century with the school they had a hand in building from the ground up.

College of Law Librarian and Professor Nancy Johnson,… more »