For her commitment to developing future lawyers, to the advancement of justice and to equal access to the law, Tanya Washington, professor of law at Georgia State Law, received the President’s Award for Excellence from the Gate City Bar Association.
Presented during the association’s Black History Month observance, the award recognizes outstanding excellence… more »
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (J.D. ’94), an alumna of Georgia State Law, will attend a reception in her honor hosted by the Ronald J. Freeman Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (BLSA) 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28.
“We want to show our support for Mayor Bottoms, an alumna of the Georgia State chapter… more »
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 »
Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.
Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »
Tanya Washington, professor of law, earned her J.D. from The University of Maryland School of Law and clerked for then Associate Judge Robert M. Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. In addition to her tenured position at Georgia State Law, Washington is a former adjunct faculty member at Howard University Law School where she… more »
The president’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is not likely to impact the ideological balance on the Court between conservative and liberal justices. After all, nominee Judge Gorsuch would be taking the seat vacated by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who… more »
Donna Brazille, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover discussed “The Rise of the Millennial Voter” on Oct. 11 during a Georgia State University panel focusing on Millenniual voters, their political impact and issues they face in this election.
The panel, part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was… more »
Georgia State Law is hosting a nonpartisan panel discussion Monday, Oct. 10, on Amendment 1, a state constitutional amendment before Georgia voters this November to approve or reject a proposed statewide Opportunity School District (OSD).
The panel will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 10, in Room 242 of 85 Park Place N.E. State Rep. Valencia Stovall… more »