Mayor Bottoms (J.D. ’94): ‘Georgia State Helped Create a Work Ethic In Me’

“Georgia State University College of Law had such a great deal to do with why I stand here as mayor of this city,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94) at a reception in her honor by the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on Wednesday, Feb. 28.… more »

Alumni Help Atlanta End Cash Bail System

Atlanta’s City Council, under the leadership of the newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), has unanimously adopted an ordinance ending cash bail for most minor, non-violent offenses handled by Municipal Court.

Such crimes include jay walking, disorderly conduct, aggressive panhandling, urinating in public, loitering, driving without a license and traffic offenses. Traditionally, anyone… more »

Working Together for Transparency: A Discussion of Officer-Involved Shootings & H.B. 941, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Knowles Conference Center

Please join us for a collaborative forum on the current state of Georgia law surrounding officer-involved shootings. The event will include an overview of the issue in Georgia, recent efforts to promote greater transparency and the need for further reform, followed by a distinguished panel discussion regarding the provisions within and implementation of House Bill 941 from the 2016 Georgia… more »

Legal Training Offered to Support Social Justice Movements

A team of Georgia State Law students, alumni, 23 local organizations and several law firms joined forces to create a legal training session to support today’s social justice movements on Aug. 2 at the college.

“We organized this training because young people in Atlanta have taken to the streets to demand change through protest and… more »

Benham Law Camp Encourages Students to Pursue Legal Field

A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.

“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »