Fall 2016 Magazine

First Look: Fall 2016 Entering Class

LL.M. students Bar track: 25 General studies track: 12 Countries represented: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela J.D. students Total applicants: 2,115 
(10% increase from 
fall 2015) Enrolled: 207 Men: 111 (54%) Women: 96 (46%) Diversity: 56… more »

“Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.” at Law Review Symposium on Nov. 11

Georgia State Law Review’s symposium, “Quinlan at 40 – Exploring the Right to Die in the U.S.,” will be held 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State Law.

Save the Date When: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 Where: Knowles Conference Center Breakfast… more »

Making the Case for Beer

The “beer lawyer” talks about community in craft breweries, giving back

Upon graduation from Georgia State University with honors and a degree in political science, Taylor Harper (B.A. ’05, J.D. ’09) knew what he wanted next: a law degree and a career in the military. But life and the law profession had other plans for… more »

Going the (Really, Really Long) Distance

At mile 83, Kat Schuller (J.D. ’13) almost gave up. She had been running more than 20 hours in the ultramarathon Thunder Rock 100 in Tennessee. Between her and the 100-mile finish line was a chest-deep, rapid river and a steep, four-mile incline. The early morning air was chilly, and she was exhausted — so exhausted that… more »

Tips for Practitioners – Job Searching

While the legal hiring market has certainly picked up in the last few years, conducting a job search can still feel daunting. Here are some tips to make your job search a little easier. 

Network. Network. Network. 

It is a well-circulated statistic that more than 70 percent of job seekers find their jobs through networking.… more »

From the Dean — Access Issues More Pressing Than Ever

One of the great tenets of the legal profession is fairness and equal treatment under the law. The barriers to access to legal representation in the criminal and civil systems for those with limited financial means lead to grave inequalities in the scales of justice. With a growing divide between the wealthy and the poor,… more »

In Their Words: Peter Morris (J.D. ’07) on Entertainment Law

Editor’s note: Peter Morris (J.D. ’07) became the executive vice president of the IMAX Entertainment unit and senior vice president of the overall corporation in June. He is the former vice president of business affairs and strategy at Funny or Die, where he worked for nearly six years. In this interview, he shares his experience… more »

In Their Words: Chiquita Banks (J.D. ’09) on Entertainment Law

Chiquita Banks (J.D. ’09) is tax counsel at Viacom Inc. (parent company of brands MTV, BET, VH1, CMT, Spike, LOGO, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount and more). She was named one of Daily Report’s 40 Rising Stars in 2015. She earned an M.B.A. from Florida A&M University.

What’s your day-to-day like?

It’s a little bit of… more »

Finding Beauty in the Struggle

Cathryn Marchman (J.D. ’08) Advocates for the Homeless

Cathryn Marchman (J.D. ’08) created her path to success. Although it was a journey full of rocky roads and several barriers, the Georgia State Law graduate followed her heart and found her purpose.

Marchman realized that no matter which route she chose, her passion for advocating for… more »