Urban Fellows

Urban Fellows Applications Being Accepted for 2019-2020 Program

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Urban Fellows Program!  Applications are due April 12th at midnight.  Visit the Urban Fellows program webpage for more information and the application.

Interested students are invited to attend the Urban Fellows student presentations on March 27, April 3, and April 10 from 4:10-5:30 p.m. in Room… more »

Trending Legal Topic: Atlanta’s new e-scooter ordinance

Last spring, the City of Atlanta, like cities across the United States, experienced the sudden arrival of hundreds of electric scooters.  They could be spotted all over downtown and Georgia State’s campus, providing fun, fast short distance trips while simultaneously creating havoc as they whipped across roads, buzzed by pedestrians on sidewalks, and blocked sidewalks.

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Regulating Scooters in Cities

January 30, 2019 from 4:10-5:30 p.m.

College of Law, 85 Park Place, Room 346

Walking around GSU campus any day of the week, you are bound to see countless parked electric scooters and numerous people riding scooters.  In fact, according to Bird, the largest scooter company, Atlanta ranks number two for scooter users, behind San… more »

2019 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Legal Writing Competition

The American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law is hosting a legal writing competition.  Entries should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing, fair housing, and/or community development law.  The deadline to submit an entry is March 8, 2019.  Visit the ABA website for more… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad in Brazil

Profs. Julian Juergensmeyer and Karen Johnston will be leading a spring break study abroad trip to Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil March 16-23, 2019.  This program will focus on land use planning, sustainable and equitable development, growth management and environmental law and policy.  Students will begin the week in Rio de Janeiro, the second… more »

Twenty Nine Students Receive Urban Fellows Certificates

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth awarded certificates to twenty nine Urban Fellows for successfully completing the program this year.

Urban Fellows students are selected through a competitive application process to participate in the year-long program.  Students are selected based on a clear interest in urban issues… more »

LL.M. with a Concentration in Environmental and Land-Use Law

Posted On November 28, 2017

Environmental and land-use law attorneys must understand how to work collaboratively with professionals from other fields such as planners, engineers, developers and government officials. And, they must understand how to work with the affected communities. Through the LL.M. with a concentration in environmental and land-use law, students will be prepared for practice in… more »

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 30 new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-2018.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta metropolitan… more »