Avoiding Jury Duty Has Costs

June 17, 2014
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When Tina Keller asked her boyfriend to complete and return her jury summons form, she didn’t expect his responses would lead to a citation for contempt.  But when he submitted the form, filled with “intentionally disrespectful” responses, they both found themselves in court answering to a judge.  While most people probably wouldn’t answer their call for jury duty with […]

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LawJam 2014

June 13, 2014
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By Darlene Childers   Three judges, seven bands, and over 1,000 lawyers, sponsors, and guests showed up to Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Saturday, June 7, 2014 ready to rock ‘n roll. And did they ever. For LawJam 2014. What is LawJam? It is a battle of the bands, all of which are composed of at least […]

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An Infringement on Liberty – NBA v. Sterling

June 4, 2014
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Does the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) have the power to force the owner of Los Angeles Clippers (Donald Sterling) to sell his team after he made some racist remarks in a private conversation that was leaked to the public? [Story] Right to Privacy? Sterling first asserts that under Cal Pen Code § 632 that the […]

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Research Plan

June 2, 2014
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Plans are apart of life. Even those who like to live spontaneously make some plans. Law students definitely plan the courses they will take during law school, tourists hopefully plan what to see on their summer trip, and teachers always plan the topics they will discuss in class. Plans also come in handy when conducting legal […]

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Just Go.

May 29, 2014
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It’s summer. The days are long, and the nights are cool(er). Take some time to enjoy yourself. Do something out of the ordinary. Try new food. Explore a new part of town. Drive all night and see the sun rise on the beach. Again, it’s summer. It doesn’t have to be all about Con Law, […]

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Legal Current Awareness

May 27, 2014
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As evidenced by recent developments to laws regarding marijuana, same-sex marriage, and the right to carry, laws are constantly changing. An attorney’s legal education doesn’t end after graduating law school and passing the bar exam. On the contrary, these are mere starting points, as an attorney’s legal education continues throughout their career. The Georgia Bar requires […]

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Rowberry Co-Authors New Nutshell

May 20, 2014
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GSU Law professor Ryan Rowberry and Sara Bronin from the University of Connecticut have co-authored a new book in West’s popular Nutshell series. Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell provides lawyers, preservation professionals, and others with a succinct introduction to this emerging area of law. According to the publisher: Historic Preservation in a Nutshell provides the first-ever in-depth […]

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