The College of Law has four Fulbright Scholars on faculty.
Our faculty’s achievements have an enduring impact locally, nationally and globally. From immigration to entertainment law, our faculty members are experts in a variety of fields.
Through our research centers and practical clinics they present students with diverse legal perspectives and an engaging learning experience. Our professors often contribute to legal publications, local and national news outlets, panels, conferences and symposia.
- 18 Research centers & clinics
- 5.6 to 1 Student-faculty ratio
- 12 Named/distinguished professorships
- 73 Full-time faculty members
- 137 Total faculty members
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 11.
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.