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Community Forum: Understanding Immigration, Family Separation and Zero Tolerance, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27

Over the past few weeks, we’ve watched immigration dominate the headlines, but questions remain. As newspapers, social media and dinner table conversations examine family separation, border control and immigration detention, we may feel bombarded by constantly changing news on complex and emotional topics.

Community Forum on Immigration When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 Where:… more »

Alternative Spring Break

Posted On May 30, 2018

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 legal… more »

Center Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted On May 30, 2018

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… more »

Lucas Testifies Before Georgia House Committee on Standard for Determining Intellectual Disability in Capital Proceedings

Lauren Sudeall Lucas, associate professor of law and faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice, testified Thursday, Feb. 22, before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee regarding HB 768, which pertains to the standard and procedure for determining intellectual disability in capital proceedings.

Lucas will discuss why Georgia’s existing standard… more »

Center Fall 2017 Newsletter

The Center for Access to Justice, founded in 2016, supports 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, the center convenes stakeholders, engages in research and public education and trains the next generation of lawyers… more »

Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »

Center for Access to Justice Introduces Certificate, Pro Bono Program

This fall, the Center for Access to Justice introduced a Public Interest Law and Policy Certificate and the student-run Pro Bono Program, both of which are designed to prepare law students to serve underrepresented populations, whether in a full-time or pro bono (without charge) capacity.

“The certificate curriculum exposes students to the skills and legal knowledge necessary… more »

Navratil (J.D. ’18), Anderson (J.D. ’18) Win State Bar Award for Access to Justice

Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18) and McKinley Anderson (J.D. ’18) received the State Bar of Georgia’s Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The award is open to all students enrolled in or graduating from an accredited Georgia law school and the all student groups of Georgia law schools and recognizes an individual law student… more »

State of the South Conference

Posted On September 28, 2017

Save the Date for next year’s State of the South conference Feb. 7-8, 2019!

The first State of the South conference and opening reception were held Feb. 22-23 at Georgia State Law. We hosted panelists from across the Southeast and had more than 130 registrants for the conference and 90 R.S.V.P.s for the opening… more »