Professor Washington Receives Award from Gate City Bar Association

For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.

Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »

Mayor Bottoms to Speak at Georgia State Law on Wednesday, Feb. 28

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), an alumna of Georgia State Law, will attend a reception in her honor hosted by the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28.

“We want to show our support for Mayor Bottoms, an alumna of the Georgia State chapter… more »

Alumni Help Atlanta End Cash Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council, under the leadership of the newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), has unanimously adopted an ordinance ending cash bail for most minor, non-violent offenses handled by Municipal Court.

Such crimes include jay walking, disorderly conduct, aggressive panhandling, urinating in public, loitering, driving without a license and traffic offenses. Traditionally, anyone… more »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »

Bias: It’s Everywhere, and It’s Not Going Away

She tells her students they’re biased. They can’t help it. And that’s okay.

She also tells students if they want to be good lawyers, they have to be intentional about how they deal with those biases.

Then, Tanya Washington, professor of law, gives students opportunities to become aware of, own and explore their… more »

Gorsuch Nomination Guarantee for Compelling Political Theater

The president’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is not likely to impact the ideological balance on the Court between conservative and liberal justices. After all, nominee Judge Gorsuch would be taking the seat vacated by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who… more »

Freedom to Express First Amendment Rights Important Exercise

The Jan. 21 Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, which was one of hundreds of demonstrations by millions of people across the United States and around the world, was an important exercise in democracy and First Amendment rights.

The peaceful transition of power, which is one of… more »

Washington Moderates Discussion on Millenial Voters with Donna Brazile, Margaret Hoover

Donna Brazille, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover discussed “The Rise of the Millennial Voter” on Oct. 11 during a Georgia State University panel focusing on Millenniual voters, their political impact and issues they face in this election.

The panel, part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was… more »

Nonpartisan Panel to Discuss Georgia’s Amendment 1 on Monday, Oct. 10

Georgia State Law is hosting a nonpartisan panel discussion Monday, Oct. 10, on Amendment 1, a state constitutional amendment before Georgia voters this November to approve or reject a proposed statewide Opportunity School District (OSD).

The panel will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 10, in Room 242 of 85 Park Place N.E. State Rep. Valencia Stovall… more »