Law Journal Symposium

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Journal presents the 2016 Dean Robert D’Agostino Symposium which will focus on “The Changing Rhetoric of Evidentiary Law in Georgia.” The Symposium will be held at the State Bar of Georgia building on April 5, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s Symposium will address some of the common questions, nuances, and misconceptions regarding O.C.G.A 24-4-404(b), especially in light of the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent decision of State v. Jones and Georgia v. Frost.  Topic areas include: the role of 404(b) evidence in animal cases, the Doctrine of Chances and keynote address of the Jones and Frost case. The full Symposium itinerary will become available closer to the event.


The 2016 Symposium will present papers from the following authors:

Professor Ron Carlson, University of Georgia School of Law

Michael Scott Carlson, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney

Professor John Melvin, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney

Laura A. Janssen, Assistant Solicitor General.

Featured Speakers include Professor Michael Mears and Professor Suparna Malempati.

CLE credit is available for registrants through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.


Registration fee includes 3 CLE credits, 1 Professionalism CLE credit, light refreshments and full lunch.

Registration (February 29, 2016 to March 28, 2016): $100.00

Late Registration (March 29 to April 1, 2016): $125.00

Walk-in Registration (April 5, 2016) $125.00 (Lunch not included)

To register, complete the Make a Payment form and select “Law Journal Symposium” in the drop down menu.

Contact Information

Please direct any questions about the event to Symposium Co-Chair Jasmine Barber ( or AJMLS Law Journal Editor-in-Chief Antoinette S. Clarington (