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Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Nguyen (J.D. ’09) Recognized with Law and Justice Awards

In November, the Women Works Media Group named Ana Maria Martinez (J.D. ’09) and Phi Nguyen (J.D. ’09) as 2017 Law & Justice Women of the Year Honorees. The award recognizes the Georgia State Law alumnae’s devotion to public interest and the high level of professionalism and integrity they’ve exhibited in their careers.

Nguyen, litigation director, Asian… more »

Moringiello: Digital Assets Challenge the Laws of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

“The division of rights in digital property has perplexed lawyers, judges and lawmakers for as long as individuals and business entities have been transacting in the online environment,” said Juliet M. Moringiello at the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute Luncheon held at Georgia State University College of Law. Moringiello, Commonwealth Professor of Business Law and… more »

Combatting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Patricia J. Zettler, associate professor of law, served as a consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. The report, which was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was released in July. Zettler has expertise in… more »

Stephen Bright Named Attorney of the Year

Stephen B. Bright, professor of practice, was honored with Attorney of the Year Award at the Daily Report‘s annual Professional Excellence awards dinner June 29.

Bright was commended for his four decades of serving indigent clients facing the death penalty and his advocacy of the right to counsel for poor people accused of… more »

Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17): Initiative & Openness

As associate dean for student affairs, Kelly Cahill Timmons interacts with many students. She’s watched one in particular — Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17), president of the Student Bar Association — model leadership.

Profiles in leadership

What makes a great leader? We asked several leaders in the Georgia State Law community to share their thoughts on others who exhibit leadership qualities worth modeling.… more »

Nancy Johnson (J.D. ’86) : A Visionary’s Legacy

With the best views, the Law Library is “prime real estate” at the top of the College of Law building. This was the vision of the late Nancy Johnson (J.D. ’86), associate dean for library and information services and professor of law. She wanted the best spot for the students and found agreement within the planning team and faculty. But Johnson’s imprint remains… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked No. 33 on Above the Law Top 50 List

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 33 on Above the Law’s annual “Top 50 Law Schools” list, up 14 slots from 2016.

The rankings prioritize employment outcomes above all else, using the latest ABA employment data for the Class of 2016. Only full-time, long-term jobs requiring bar passage (excluding solos and school-funded positions) were… more »