Sampaio Discusses Environmental Challenges Facing Metropolitan Growth Management

Visiting Professor Romulo Sampaio presented Relevant Regulatory Issues Regarding Public Parks Management, as part of the Urban Fellows Program on Jan. 31. He discussed an ongoing case study of Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro’s largest urban park, and the legal solutions being developed to create a financially sustainable park.

“Providing students with an opportunity… more »

From Law School to Georgia General Assembly, Sam Park (B.A./B.S. ’09, J.D. ’13)

In November, Sam Park (B.A.’09, B.S.’09, J.D. ’13), who is Asian-American, made history by becoming the first openly gay man elected to the Georgia General Assembly for District 101.

“I believe the content of one’s character matters more than one’s race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation,” Park said. “I won my race not because… 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 »

2017 PILA Auction on Feb. 25; Tickets on Sale

Get ready to don your evening’s best and strut the red carpet right into the 25th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This year’s auction theme, “A Night at the Lawscars,” celebrates the real stars: all of you!

Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to mix, mingle, and partake… more »

‘You Can Chase Your Dreams,’ Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19)

Jessica Leiva (J.D. ’19) knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a teenager. But her dreams were pushed aside after she graduated from college and entered the workforce. The birth of her son propelled her to set an example for him.

Although she had proven successful in other endeavors—she was the first… more »

Chief Justice Cites Georgia State Law Professor in State of Judiciary Address

Addressing a special joint session of the Georgia Assembly on Jan. 25, Georgia’s new chief justice, P. Harris Hines, cited Georgia State University College of Law professor Clark Cunningham for his work in developing the state’s new law student practice rules adopted in 2015 by the Supreme… more »

Brewer Explores Social Enterprise Using Metaphor in The Social Enterprise Zoo

Social enterprise is difficult to define and classify. Organizations as distinct as Habitat for Humanity (nonprofit), Warby Parker (for profit) and Amtrak (government owned) combine a social mission with profit-making and can be viewed as social enterprises. Associate professor Cass Brewer and his colleagues determined that a unique metaphor might provide a more… more »

Bridging the Gap – Literacy, Health and Law

Literacy plays an important role in developing and maintaining healthy communities. Yet almost one percent of U.S. adults cannot read at all, and 1 of 6 U.S. adults have difficulty reading above an elementary level.

In January, the Center for Law, Health & Society invited Daphne Greenberg, director and professor, and Iris Feinberg (Ph.D. ’15),… more »

Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care: Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, at Georgia State University

The Center for Access to Justice and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University are holding a two-day interdisciplinary conference, bringing together leading scholars in philosophy, legal theory and related fields to present original scholarship on issues of overcriminalization and lower-income people’s access to legal services.

Overcriminalization and… more »