Celebrating Our First Anniversary in 85 Park Place

College of Law

Wednesday, June 22 marks one year since the College of Law relocated from the Urban Life Building on Decatur Street to an award-winning, state-of-the-art structure at 85 Park Place in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Since the move, the college has garnered a litany of achievements, a wealth of press coverage, photos galore and several awards. This page will give you an insider’s view into our new home.

85 Park Place Ribbon Cutting 

  • Georgia State Law faculty, staff and students participate in a yoga session at 85 Park Place.
  • Law students chat between classes.
  • The Jewish Law Student Association hosted Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney Drew Findling. Photo by Alex Ward (J.D. '17)
  • New water stations are installed in the law library.
  • Professor Roy Sobelson and family at the Georgia State Law grand opening celebration.
  • CALI conference visitors tour 85 Park Place. Photo by Emily Barney
  • CALI Conference visitors tour Georgia State Law. Photo by Emily Barney
  • Georgia State Law Groundbreaking Ceremony for 85 Park Place in 2013.
  • Georgia State Law faculty get a tour while the building was under construction.
  • Georgia State Law students pose for a photo shoot on the 5th floor terrace of our new building.
  • Georgia State Law students participate in one of our first photo shoots at 85 Park Place.
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 85 Park Place.
  • Professor Sobelson was one of the first patrons to use the vending machine.
  • Georgia State Law at Sunrise. Photo by Erik Badia (J.D. '18)
  • Third-year law students at 85 Park Place Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • I taught the very first class in Georgia State Law's brand new digs. -Margaret Vath, senior lecturer of law


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Stacey Evans
Managing Editor/
Media Relations
Jaya Franklin
Assistant Director
of Communications
Wendy R. Cromwell
of Communications