Access to Justice

Dean’s Reception for Alternative Spring Break Participants, 5pm, Wed. Mar. 27, Room 304

Dean’s Reception for Alternative Spring Break When: 5 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 27 Where: Room 304 Refreshments provided

Dean Wendy Hensel cordially invites all participants in this year’s Alternative Spring Break trips to a reception celebrating the students’ commitment to pro bono work and service learning. Students and representatives from our organizational partners will come together… more »

Center Fall 2018 Newsletter

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 »

Ineffective Assistance & CrIMMigration: Lessons from Padilla, Noon, Mon. Apr. 1, Room 241

Ineffective Assistance & CrIMMigration: Lessons from Padilla When: Noon, Monday, Apr. 1 Where: Room 241 Lunch provided

Kick off Law Week hearing from a panel of experts about how immigration law and criminal law often intersect – and what happens when lawyers fail to inform defendants about potential immigration consequences.

Distinguished panelists include:

Jessica Stern, SternLaw… more »

Photographer Jan Banning Presents the Case of Christina Boyer, Noon, Wed. Mar. 13, Room 341

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 »

Language at the Center of the American Justice System, with Visiting Scholar Marianne Mason, Noon, Thurs. Mar. 7, Room 304

Language at the Center of the American Justice System When: Noon, Thursday, Mar. 7 Where: Room 304 Lunch provided

The Center for Access to Justice is delighted to host visiting scholar, Marianne Mason, Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Linguistics at James Madison University, for a faculty presentation entitled, “Language at the Center of… 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 »

2019 Federal Defender Summer Internship Information Session, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Room 346

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 »

Eliminating Barriers to Justice V, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31

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 »