MetroGrowth News

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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Environmental Moot Court Team Preparing for National Competition in White Plains, New York

Next week, Hannah Clapp (J.D. ‘20), Kishan Patel (J.D. ‘19), and Samuel Richards (J.D. ‘20) will be in White Plains, New York, to represent GSU Law at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.  Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition, which began in 1989, is the largest interschool… 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 »

Book co-authored by Juergensmeyer and Marshall Lands on ABA’s Section of State and Local Government Law 2018 Best Seller List

Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, co-authored by Georgia State Law Professors Julian Juergensmeyer and John Marshall and Professors James C. Nichols, University of Florida Levin College of Law and Arthur C. Nelson, University of Arizona has become one of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government best-selling works in 2018. The book… 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 »

Attracting Global Readership: Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy Read in 116 Countries

In less than a year, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which is published by Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has developed a readership that spans 116 countries. Launched in May 2017, the journal is an open access online publication that… more »

Environmental Moot Court Team at National Competition in White Plains, NY

Casey Holloway (J.D. ’18), Jason Drouyor (J.D. ’18), and Logan Stone (J.D. ’19) will represent Georgia State Law on February 22-24 at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York.

Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition is the largest interschool moot court competition under… more »