Newly Minted Lawyers Told to “Go and Make a Difference”

“It feels triumphant,” said Khari Little (J.D. ’17) of being sworn in at Georgia State Law’s 19th annual newly-minted lawyers Swearing-In Ceremonies on Nov. 17.

Ninety-one alumni were sworn in for the Superior Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia by Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) of the Superior… more »

Alumni Leaders Set Examples for Students

Linda K. DiSantis (J.D. ’88), Cathy Henson (J.D. ’89), Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87)

Lawyers must have good leadership qualities, says Roy M. Sobelson, professor of law and former associate dean for academic affairs. “People in leadership positions accomplish things and empower others to accomplish.”

To this end, Georgia State Law students hear about… more »

Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (JD. '87)

LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Elected to Council of Superior Court Judges

Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) was elected secretary-treasurer of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia in May.

The council is composed of the state’s 213 superior court judges and more than 80 senior (retired) superior court judges. It was established by the General Assembly in 1985 to further… more »

Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17): Service & Leadership Hallmark of Experience

Having a bachelor of science and master’s degree in social science education, Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) taught for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After her divorce, she decided to change careers and enrolled at Georgia State Law as a part-time day student.

“My experience at Georgia State Law has been one of… more »

PILA Auction Raises Over $17,000 to Fund Summer Fellowships

The 25th annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) auction raised more than $17,000 via a silent and live auction on Feb. 25.

All funds will be used to sponsor students working in unpaid voluntary public interest jobs this summer.

“The PILA auction is important to so many because it provides a financial assistance… more »

Judge LaGrua (J.D. ’87) Awards Scholarships in Honor of Parents

Judge Shawn LaGrua’s (J.D. ’87) “My Journey Matters” program, formerly known as “My Life Matters,” awarded its first scholarships to two graduates pursuing higher education. Albert Hambrick and Joi Pippins were awarded the Brooks and Anne LaGrua Scholarship on March 17 .

“I just wanted to tell ya’ll to keep pushing, you can overcome anything,”… more »