Our faculty’s achievements have an enduring impact locally, nationally and globally. From elections to housing to entertainment law, our faculty members are experts in a variety of fields.
College of Law faculty share a strong commitment to service and student success. Through our research centers and clinics, they offer students the chance to see how their legal work can make a difference for people in underserved communities while they are still in school. In addition, our professors often contribute to law reviews, local and national news outlets, panels, conferences and symposia.
- 18 Research centers & clinics
- 4 Fulbright Faculty Members
- 12 Named/distinguished professorships
- 6.34 to 1 Student-faculty ratio
- 136 Total Faculty Members
- 71 Full-time Faculty
- 49% Female Faculty
- 16% Minority Faculty
Each spring, Georgia State Law honors one full-time faculty member who, within the previous two calendar years, has compiled a substantial and continuing record of outstanding service. The award is given in honor of Steven J. Kaminshine, who faithfully served as dean from 2005 to 2017. The award recipient receives $1,000, as well as access to preferred parking in the V Lot (at his or her expense) for one year. Nominations are due by Friday, March 31.
Faculty members who have received the award in the last five years and those who hold administrative appointments at the associate dean level are not eligible. Service may include any of the following, though emphasis will be placed on the first three categories:
- College/University Service: serving in leadership positions on committees, participating in faculty governance, contributing to projects that help the college or university meet strategic goals
- Service to Students: counseling and mentoring students, advising student organizations and other activities that contribute to improving the quality of students’ law school experience
- Significant Project Development and Management: planning, leading and implementing projects or initiatives for the college or university that may require years of work
- Professional/Community Service: organizing major conferences, holding a major office in a professional organization, engaging in extraordinary pro bono legal advocacy or other pro bono contributions; or making other outstanding contributions to the local, state, national or international communities
Faculty members may nominate a colleague or themselves by submitting a detailed description of the faculty member’s service contributions over the two-year period at issue. This should include a discussion of the nominee’s participation, leadership, time commitment, and accomplishments in the service tasks identified. In addition, a discussion of how the efforts of the nominee have contributed to the mission of the University and College of Law should be included.
The award committee, which will consist of the previous two winners of the award and the associate dean for academic affairs, will identify and recommend award recipients to the Dean. Until such time as there are two award winners, the committee shall be comprised of the associate dean for academic affairs and two faculty committee chairs appointed by the dean.
2021: Leila Lawlor
2020: Tanya Washington Hicks
2019: Kendall Kerew
2018: Lauren Sudeall
2017: Leslie E. Wolf
The David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes a faculty member who has proven to be a committed, excellent and innovative teacher within the past two years. The award honors Georgia State Law’s founding faculty member David Maleski, who had a passion for teaching Torts and died in 1994 of kidney cancer. The award celebrates faculty members who have made innovations in course design or teaching methods and other significant contributions to the promotion of student learning. The David J. Maleski Award consists of a stipend of $2,500.
A selection committee will review all applications and, when appropriate, recommend a recipient to the dean. Decisions will be announced at the May faculty meeting. An applications should contain the following documentation:
- A statement (no more than three pages, single-spaced) that illustrates the faculty member’s commitment to teaching excellence and how it satisfies the criteria for the award
- Course syllabi for the course or courses that are the basis for the application
- Student evaluations for the course or courses that are the basis for the application
- Any other supporting documentation or materials deemed relevant to the application. Send your application directly to Christianna Jarvis at email@example.com no later than March 11.
2021: Maggie Vath and Jennifer Chiovaro
2020: Jonathan Todres
2019: Caren Morrison
2018: Courtney Anderson
2017: Kendall L. Kerew
2016: Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ’85)
2015: Cass Brewer and Charity Scott
2014: Jessica Gabel Cino
2013: Anne Tucker
2012: Paul Milich
2011: Andrea A. Curcio
Georgia State Law faculty members are engaged in scholarly research that advances the academy, the profession and law reform efforts. The Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship is presented annually to professors who deliver on this mission. The individuals listed below have earned the Morgan Award and their select, featured works serve to highlight the breadth and diversity of our faculty’s recent scholarship.
2021: Timothy D. Lytton
Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food (Harvard University Press, 2013)
Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse (Harvard University Press, 2008)
Suing The Gun Industry: A Battle at The Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts (University of Michigan Press, 2005) (contributing editor)
2020: Yaniv Heled
The Case for Disclosure of Biologics Manufacturing Information, 47 J. L. Med. &
Ethics 54 (2019).
Biosimilars are a Distraction, Health Affairs Blog, Apr. 8, 2019.
Why Healthcare Companies Should Be(come) Benefit Corporations, 60 B.C.L. Rev. 73
(2019) (with Liza Vertinsky and Cass Brewer)
Follow-On Biologics Are Set Up to Fail, 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online 113 (2018).
2019: Jonathan Todres
- PREVENTING CHILD TRAFFICKING: A PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH (Johns Hopkins University Press, in press, forthcoming 2019) (lead author, with Dr. Angela Diaz)
- Children’s Rights and Women’s Rights: Interrelated and Interdependent, in HANDBOOK OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS: GLOBAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES (Martin Ruck, Michele Peterson-Badali, and Michael Freeman eds., Taylor & Francis Publishers, 2017) (invited)
- Confronting Child Exploitation: The Optional Protocols and the Role of Children’s Rights Law. In VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN: MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS REAL, 86-103 (Gertrud Lenzer ed., Routledge, December 2018) (invited)
- Violence, Exploitation, and the Rights of the Child. In International Human rights of Children (Ursula Kilkelly & Ton Liefaard eds., Springer, 2018) (invited)
- “Article 8: The Right to Preservation of a Child’s Identity” in U.N. CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD: A COMMENTARY (John Tobin ed., Oxford University Press, 2019) (second author, with John Tobin) (invited)
- Children’s Right to Participate: Insights from the Story of Malala. In LITERARY CULTURES AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHILDHOODS (Nathalie op de Beeck ed., Palgrave, forthcoming 2019) (invited)
- “Health and Human Rights.” In Oxford Bibliographies (Public Health) (David McQueen ed., Oxford University Press, first edition 2014; revised edition 2017)
- The Trump Effect, Children, and the Value of Human Rights Education, 56 FAMILY COURT REVIEW 331 (2018) (invited submission)
- Child Trafficking: Issues for Policy and Practice, 46 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 159 (2018) (third author, with Jordan Greenbaum and Katherine Yun)
Adolescents’ Right to Participate: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Care Professionals, 83 ANNALS OF GLOBAL HEALTH 697 (2017) (lead author, with Angela Diaz) (invited submission)
- Physician Encounters with Human Trafficking: Legal Consequences and Ethical Considerations, 19 AMA Journal of Ethics 16 (2017) (invited submission)
- The Complexities of Conducting Research on Child Trafficking, 171 JAMA PEDIATRICS 9 (January 2017) (lead author, with Leslie Wolf)
- THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS LAW (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019) (lead editor, with Prof. Shani King)
2018: Patricia Zettler
- Closing the Regulatory Gap for Synthetic Nicotine Products, 59 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018) (with Micah L. Berman and Natalie Hemmerich) (first author).
- Implementing a Public Health Perspective in Drug Regulation, 73 Food & Drug L.J. (forthcoming 2018) (with Margaret Foster Riley and Aaron S. Kesselheim) (first author) (peer reviewed).
- The Indirect Consequences of Expanded Off-Label Promotion, 78 Ohio State L.J. 1053 (2017).
Pharmaceutical Federalism, 92 Ind. L.J. 845 (2017).
- Prevalence of Publicly Available Expanded Access Policies, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (published online 2017; in print 2018) (with Emily Jung and Aaron S. Kesselheim) (second author).
- The Challenge of Paying for Cost-Effective Cures, 23 Am. J. Managed Care 62 (2017) (with Erin Fuse Brown) (first author).
- tDCS Research in a World with FDA Regulation, 8 Am. J. Bioethics Neuroscience 1 (2017).
- What Lies Ahead for FDA Regulation of tDCS Products?, 3 J. Law Biosci. 318 (2016).