Georgia State Law Expands LL.M. Program, Adds Concentrations in IP Law, Environmental and Land-Use Law

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law is adding two concentrations, Intellectual Property Law and Environmental and Land-Use Law, to its master of laws (LL.M.) program in August 2018.

These concentrations join the Health Law, General Studies and Foreign-Trained Lawyer tracks in the LL.M. program. Since its introduction in fall 2015,… more »

Princeton Review Names Georgia State Law among ‘Best’ Law Schools

The Princeton Review named Georgia State Law to its 2018 list of “The Best 169 Law Schools,” ranking it among the best institutions to earn a juris doctorate.

According to Princeton Review editor-in-chief Robert Franek, the organization chose169 schools to include on its annual list based on its high regard for their academics and… more »

Hensel Named Dean of the College of Law

Georgia State University named Professor Wendy Fritzen Hensel dean of the College of Law, effective Nov. 15, after a nationwide dean search this fall. Hensel has been serving as interim dean since Steven J. Kaminshine stepped down this summer.

“The continued success of the College of Law is essential to many… more »

Class of 2017 Fares Well on State Bar Exam

Georgia State University College of Law graduates fared well on the July 2017 bar examination, with an 84.5 percent passage rate for first-time takers, ahead of the overall state rate of 79.2 percent. The college was second behind University of Georgia, which had an 89.3 percent passage rate for first-time takers.

“We are pleased with… more »

Wendy F. Hensel

From the Interim Dean: Need for Educated Health Law Professionals Never Greater

It is not secret that health law has dominated the news this year. It is an area that affects people in their daily lives and has wide-reaching implications for society. Health is a complex concept that is determined by far more than the simple availability of quality medical care. It is also heavily influenced by access to clean water and… more »

Georgia State Law Named No. 1 Best Value School in United States by National Jurist

Georgia State University College of Law is the No. 1 “Best Value” law school, according to National Jurist. The college topped the list on National Jurist’s “Top 20 Best Value Law Schools” for 2017 and has been consistently ranked a best value school for 10 years.

“We are extremely proud to be named by National Jurist… more »

Legal Analytics Lab Tackles Projects at the Intersection of Business, Law and Big Data

A groundbreaking new lab at Georgia State University is bringing business and legal scholars together with data scientists to analyze millions of litigation filings and outcomes, corporate financial disclosures, patent applications and other legal documents to identify patterns and evaluate how the law operates to predict future outcomes.

The Legal Analytics Lab, an initiative of… more »

Stephen Bright Named Attorney of the Year

Stephen B. Bright, professor of practice, was honored with Attorney of the Year Award at the Daily Report‘s annual Professional Excellence awards dinner June 29.

Bright was commended for his four decades of serving indigent clients facing the death penalty and his advocacy of the right to counsel for poor people accused of… more »

Leslie E. Wolf: Thoughtful and Trustworthy

Several female colleagues were playing a game in which each selected a card she felt best described the “it” person. Every card chosen for Leslie E. Wolf, director of the Center for Law, Health & Society and professor of law, said, “The one we would most like to have her finger on the nuclear… more »

Wendy F. Hensel

Dean’s Letter: What Makes a Good Leader

WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEADER? The answer to this typically philosophical inquiry has taken on a new urgency of late. At the national level, there are clashing voices passionately articulating contradictory views on this very question. People have rarely been more divided or more vocal in their opinions, and there seems to be no end in… more »