The Center for Access to Justice was founded in 2016 to support those working to ensure meaningful access to the courts and equal treatment in the civil and criminal justice systems, with a regional focus on the South. To that end, we convene stakeholders, engage in research and public education, and train the next generation… more »
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The Case of Christina Boyer with Jan Banning When: Noon, Wednesday, Mar. 13 Where: Room 341 Lunch provided
Dutch photographer Jan Banning will present his work on the case of Christina Boyer, who has served 27 years of a life sentence in Georgia’s Pulaski Women’s Prison. Boyer was arrested when she was 22, charged with murder for… more »
The Center for Access to Justice and Georgia State Law are pleased to serve as partners in the Arc of Justice Project Hidden Legal Figures series. The series is intended to generate interest in a traveling exhibit recognizing the heroic and vital contribution lawyers and judges made to the American Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit… more »
Save the date for the third annual State of the South conference, February 20-21, 2020!
On Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the Center for Access to Justice hosted its second annual State of the South conference, bringing together scholars and practitioners from across the Southeast to discuss a timely topic in access to justice.… more »
Make It Count: Alternative Spring Break Information Session, Noon & 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Room 304
The Center for Access to Justice facilitates Alternative Spring Break trips to provide Georgia State Law students the opportunity to spend a week immersed in a substantive area of law, while also engaging in pro bono legal service. Students work with licensed attorneys to receive training and guidance, gaining insight into some of the… more »
The Federal Defender Program Inc. and the Center for Access to Justice are partnering to offer a paid internship in memory of Jake Waldrop (J.D. ’85) to one rising Georgia State Law second-year or third-year student. The selected student will receive $4,000 (before taxes) for a 10-week summer internship with the Federal Defender Program in… more »
Register today for this comprehensive five and a half-hour CLE will feature nationally recognized access to justice stakeholders, including judges, attorneys, and interpreters, addressing evolving access to justice challenges for limited English proficient (LEP) persons and persons with disabilities in Georgia courts.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Chief Justice Harold Melton of the… more »
If you are serious about a career as a public interest lawyer but don’t know how to go about finding or applying for the job of your dreams, this Public Interest Bootcamp is a great place to start.
Public Interest Bootcamp When: Saturday, Oct. 6 Lunch provided
Center faculty and public interest attorneys will guide… more »
Cap off Social Justice Week by joining center faculty and fellow students interested in public interest and pro bono work for an informal gathering. Discuss your experiences with – or hopes to experience – working with the center, the Pro Bono Program, Alternative Spring Break, the Certificate in Public Interest Law and Policy,… more »
As part of Social Justice Week, and in the days leading up to the midterm elections, join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Center for Access to Justice for a panel discussion about voting rights in Georgia with: