The 2014 Law Journal Symposium will focus on legal, ethical, and practical issues facing the Criminal Justice system in Georgia. The Symposium will be held at the State Bar of Georgia Building on March 4th, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The goal of this year’s Symposium is to present a unique holistic view of Georgia’s criminal justice system, bringing together all who play a role in the process that occurs when persons are accused of a crime. Topic areas include: obstacles challenging those who prosecute, defend, or adjudicate criminal cases in Georgia; outcomes in criminal cases contradictory to the principles of the Criminal Justice system; legal inconsistencies or flaws in Georgia precedent or legislation; defendants’ and victims’ rights in criminal cases; the effect of the new Georgia Code of Evidence on criminal cases; and post-conviction issues.
The 2014 Symposium will present the papers of the following authors: Professor Ron Carlson and Deputy Chief ADA Mike Carlson, Professor E. Imwinkelried, Chief ADA Don Geary, Professor D. Michael Risinger, and Professor Donald E. Wilkes. CLE credit is available for registrants through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.
Registration (prior to February 1st, 2014): $100.00
Late Registration (February 1st, 2014 to March 4th, 2014): $125.00
To register, complete the Make a Payment form and select “Law Journal Symposium” in the drop down menu.
The 2014 Public Interest Law Society (PILS) Auction presented by the Public Interest Law Society and the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, a 501 (c) 3 organization will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP.; Located at 201 17th Street, NW, Suite 1700, Atlanta, Georgia 30363. All proceeds raised from this auction will support the Renata Turner Public Interest Scholarship Program. This program awards scholarships to students who possess a passion for public interest legal work and a commitment to community service. These scholarships help student recipients by offsetting the costs associated with performing unpaid public interest legal work in the community. For more information, contact Danielle Douglas, Public Outreach Chair for the Public Interest Law Society.
The Office of Admissions will host an Accepted Student Reception on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their future law school home. Accepted students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, administration, current students, alumni and much more. To RSVP, please complete the form below. Contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-872-3593 ext. 261 for additional questions. This event will show students and families what we mean when we say “Our students come for law school but find a community!” We look forward to seeing you soon!
In South Carolina, the plaintiff couple adopted a child born with an Intersex condition, from the foster care system. M.C. had a court hearing for termination of his birth mother’s legal rights, but not for gender assignment surgery, the complaint alleges.
Intersexion, the documentary, premiered in 2013. Award-winning filmmaker, Grant Lahood, produced this documentary featuring Mani Bruce Mitchell – New Zealand’s first “out” intersex person.
· Anne Tamar-Mattis, Esq. – Director of Advocates for Informed Choice. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.
· Alesdair Ittelson, Esq. – The Southern Poverty Law Center, Skadden Fellow. Serving as legal counsel in M.C. v Aaronson, Case No. 2:13-cv-01303-DCN, filed in U.S. District Court Charleston, S.C.
· Dr. Briana Patterson, M.D. – Pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Campus & Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine
Sean Saifa Wall – Board President Advocates for Informed Choice
· Ingrid Meintjes, M.A. – PhD Candidate, George W. Woodruff Fellow – Dep’t. of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Emory University; South African AIDS and Gender researcher.
Intersex medical conditions are more common than most people realize, occurring every 1 in 2000 births; more common than cystic fibrosis.
Sponsors: OUTLAW & ALLIES at JMLS; The American Civil Liberties Union of GA; The Stonewall Bar Association of GA; M. Denise Dotson, LLC; Savannah Law School Outlaw & Allies; and the Koren M. Jones Foundation; and Atlanta’s John Marshall Student Organizations: Public Interest Law Society, International Law Student Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Black Law Students Association, and Georgia Association of Women Lawyers.
Panelist will be discussing courtroom expectations and procedure for interns, clerks and newly licensed attorneys. This event is designed to give students an opportunity to hear and speak to judges outside of the courtroom atmosphere and meet the women behind the robes.
Panelist include: Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hunstein, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Barnes and Judge McMillian, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Adams, Fulton County State Court Judge Edlein.
Lunch will be provided.
Dress Code: Professional Attire
The 11th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. The symposium will include a panel on practical legal issues. This year’s panelists include: Frank Strickland, Jack Slover, Anita Wallace Thomas, and John Kitch.
Mr. Strickland is the founding partner of Strickland Lewis Brockington, practicing in the fields of education law and election law. He served as Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation from 2003-10. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia since 1985, president of the Atlanta Bar Association, and a member of the Governor’s Judicial Nominating Commission, in addition to numerous other positions of civic and legal profession leadership.
Mr. Slover, is a partner in Slover Prieto Marigliano Holbert, following years as a name partner in the state-wide firm Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover. He has tried more than 350 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. His trial experience has encompassed a wide variety of subjects, but his practice concentrates in professional negligence and catastrophic injury cases.
Ms. Wallace is a partner at Nelson Mullins, one of the prominent law firms in the Southeast. She has been the Chair of the Georgia Board of Bar Examiners, a board member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Mercer Law School, in addition to other offices of extensive community service and leadership. She has served as lead counsel in more than 50 jury trials, and has served as counsel in the complicated Multi-District Litigation cases.
Mr. Kitch has been a sole practitioner in Nashville, Tennessee, for much of his career and has recently become Of Counsel to the Nashville firm, Cornelius & Collins. He is a former president of the Nashville Bar Association, and has been an active member of various Tennessee Bar Association sections and programs. In 1997 the American Bar Association named him the Sole practitioner of the Year, the first year the award was presented. He has successfully represented clients in a broad range of general practice matters during his career.
For more information, please contact Alumni Director Virginia Arnold at email@example.com.
The Youth and The Law Summit is a day-long workshop presented in partnership with the Gate City Bar Association that introduces minority middle and high school students to the law through an examination of emerging issues such as cyber bullying, first amendment freedom of expression, and racial profiling. This year we will focus on the topic “Stand Your Ground.” For more information on the event, please contact the Director of the Office of Pro Bono and Experiential Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 251.
Each spring the Student Bar Association hosts the Barrister’s Ball for the law school community as an opportunity to take a break from classes and enjoy an evening socializing with classmates, professors, alumni and friends. This year will be no different! The SBA will hold this year’s ball at The Biltmore Ballrooms on April 19, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year, students, faculty and staff tickets are free. Guest and alumni tickets will be on sale for $20. There is no RSVP needed to attend, but attendees will be required to pick up their tickets and pay for guests tickets prior to the day of the event. The dress code is Black Tie optional. For more information, please contact SBA Secretary Amber Reed at email@example.com.
Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are invited to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff at our Prospective Student Open House 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 26, 2014. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261. The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer.
After a stellar career shepherding Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School into a new era of achievement, Dean Richardson Lynn is retiring. Effective July 1, 2014, the law school will welcome Malcolm L. Morris as its new dean. Before Dean Lynn leaves, the law school will show its appreciation by hosting a farewell reception to celebrate his career at John Marshall.
The students, faculty, staff and alumni of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School are cordially invited to a farewell reception honoring Dean Lynn on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. Please join us as we thank Dean Lynn for his years of service to the law school and congratulate him on his retirement! Please RSVP to Associate Dean Michelle Harris via email at email@example.com.
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce the 2014 Commencement Exercises will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. and tickets are not needed for entrance. For more information regarding the venue, including parking, please visit www.atlantaciviccenter.com.
The Office of Admissions at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) will hold an Accepted Student Reception to welcome the law school’s newly accepted students. The reception will be Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center.
The Accepted Student Reception will begin at 6 p.m. and include dinner, mock opening and closing statements presented by current AJMLS students, an in-depth alumni panel, and the opportunity to interact with key department representatives. Registration and campus tours will begin at 5 p.m. Business casual dress is requested.
At AJMLS, students enjoy small class sizes taught by highly-skilled legal professionals, an actively-involved alumni network, a nationally-ranked Pro Bono and Experiential Learning Program, and a wide array of student organization options.
Our students come for law school, but find a community. We look forward to welcoming the newest members of our community at the upcoming Accepted Student Reception. To RSVP, please complete the below form or contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 872-3593, ext. 261.
As we move closer to the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, the Office of Student Services at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is eager to welcome incoming students at the 2014 New Student Orientation. The orientation will be held across the street from the law school at its Blackburn Conference Center, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 and will conclude on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Specific days and times have been designated for full-time day, part-time day, and part-time evening students. All students should expect to receive a comprehensive orientation designed to prepare them for a challenging and rewarding law school experience.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Full-time and Part-time Day Students
9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Part-time Evening Students
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Community Service and Help Day (all students)
Times vary depending on the project students select
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Full-time and Part-time Students (day and evening)
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Please join the law school in its first scholarship presentation of the academic year as Professor Liza Karsai speaks to faculty, students, and prospective students. The lecture will be held in the Seminar Room of the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. This event also signifies Professor Karsai’s return to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School since her departure for the University of Edinburgh in England to earn her LL.M. degree.
Professor Karsai has graciously agreed to be our inaugural presenter for the 2014-2015 season. Having spent an entire year at the University of Edinburgh, she is going to take us with her on a journey through that experience — much of which was spent in one of the greatest archives of common-law legal history in the world. For this presentation, Professor Karsai will discuss the allure, methodology, and challenges of archival research. Although the presentation will focus on the experience of conducting historical research – and the serendipity of historical discoveries — attention also will be given to the substantive legal research.
More about Professor Karsai
Professor Karsai was promoted to the tenured faculty at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2013; was selected as the John Marshall inaugural Formal Faculty Exchange Scholar with Georgia State University College of Law in Fall 2012; and her thesis advisor was the world-renowned Professor John Cairns who has mentored some of the most successful LL.M. and Ph.D. diplomats of our age. Professor Cairns was so impressed by Professor Karsai’s intellect, energy, meticulousness, and creativity that he has encouraged her to pursue Ph.D. studies at Oxford, Cambridge, or Edinburgh.
This event is open to the entire AJMLS community. We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact Sharon Johnson with any questions regarding the event.
If you are graduating in December 2014 or in May 2015, it is time to begin preparing for the Bar exam! There will be a mandatory Character and Fitness presentation on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center. The workshop will provide an overview of the fitness process, include the disclosure requirements and how to deal with negative information. The presentation will be facilitated by the Director and Assistant Director of the Georgia Bar Admissions, Ms. Sally Lockwood and Ms. Leigh Burgess.
If you do not plan to take the Georgia Bar, please consult your jurisdiction’s Bar website for the appropriate character and fitness requirements as soon as possible. Please contact either Dean D’Haene or Professor Erika Walker-Cash for additional questions.
At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, our students come for law school but find a community. The Office of Admissions invites all students interested in pursuing a law degree to attend our first information session of the academic year to experience our “community” firsthand. At the information session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff. Prospective students can also expect an engaging mock class presentation taught by noted professor, Kathleen Burch.
The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261.
The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer!
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School has been selected as the host school for the American Bar Association Law Student Division Fall 2014 Leadership Summit. The law school will be hosting students from across the 4th, 6th, and 10th Circuits, in addition to its own. Law schools in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North/South Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia (except George Mason University), and West Virginia will be in attendance. The summit will take place October 10th and 11th. The event and registration are FREE. Please log on to the ABA website to register.
Why should I care?
Over the summer, circuit leaders addressed two major concerns of current and past law school students.
1. Being able to receive compensation and class credit for externships, internships, etc.
2. The possibility of being able to sit for the bar exam during your last semester (6-9 hours) of law school.
Why should I attend?
You should plan to attend the Leadership Summit because, this is your FREE opportunity to:
1. Jump-start your professional network by meeting other law students and members of the bar;
2. Gain an understanding for how to best strategize and refine your educational and professional goals through practical approaches and tips from experienced attorneys;
3. Get an insider’s view of the scope and future of the legal profession and discover the secrets to finding your first legal job, internship or clerkship; and
4. Take home valuable tips and strategies for adjusting and thriving in the legal profession.
It is a huge honor to be asked to host this event, therefore attendance is strongly encouraged. If students have any questions, please contact Amber Reed who is not only the Vice President of the law school’s SBA but the American Bar Association 5th Circuit, Lt. Governor of Programming, Planning, and Initiatives. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Atlanta’s John Marshall Alumni Association invites you to join Dean Malcolm L. Morris at the Third Annual Deans on the Green Alumni Association Golf Tournament at the Smoke Rise Country Club on Friday, October 24, 2014.
8:00 am shotgun start with lunch to follow.
The Deans on the Green Golf Tournament will be a SHOTGUN FOUR-PERSON SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT. The cost of the tournament is $75.00 per player ($25.00 for students) and includes your greens fee, cart fee, and lunch with Dean Morris.
Please submit your payment by Tuesday, October 16, 2014.
The Student Bar Association and several other John Marshall student organizations invite students to the Second Annual John Marshall Halloween Bash on October 31, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Flip Flops in Midtown. The Halloween Bash Planning Committee has secured the night club for a portion of the evening, which will include music from a personal DJ and exclusive access to the rooftop lounge. Come out for a night of camaraderie and relaxation with your law school classmates. Be sure to wear your most clever costume as various prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Prizes will include John Marshall merchandise, gift cards, and 2000 LexisNexis points!
Students can secure ticket to the Bash with a donation of three nonperishable food items. To donate and pick up tickets, please stop by the Office of Student Services, located on the second floor. Committee representatives will also be in the lobby on Mondays and Fridays to collect donations and issue tickets. Please contact SBA Treasurer Isaiah Gregory at email@example.com.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who submitted their paperwork by the court’s deadline. The Alumni Office is not able to accept late paperwork as the deadline is set by the court, not the law school. To be sworn-in at your own convenience, please refer to the Georgia Bar website.
The Alumni Office will hold a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2014 bar exam passers and any other AJMLS alumni who would like to be sworn into the Supreme Court of Georgia. We will be honored by Justice Carol Hunstein of the Supreme Court and Judge T. Jackson Bedford of the Fulton County Superior Court.
The ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 5, 2014 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, located across Spring Street from the law school. After the ceremony there will be a reception with light hors d’oeuvres. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend invite with friends and family.
For those participating in the swearing in ceremony, please plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to arrange the necessary paperwork. In order to be sworn in to any or all of the courts, you must have ALL paperwork into the Alumni Office no later than Thursday, October 30, 2014. For admission to the Superior Court, the Alumni Office will need the Original Certificate you received from the Georgia Bar Admissions. There is no fee or other paperwork associated with this court. For the attorney admission form for the Supreme Court, please go to: http://www.gasupreme.us/admissions/ and complete the application but be sure to leave the Bar Number blank. The law school will provide the sponsoring attorneys so please leave that portion blank. The cost to be sworn into the Georgia Supreme Court is $30 and must be paid through the website. Please attach a copy of your PayPal receipt with your application.
Parking will be available in the John Marshall parking deck and Jewish Federation lot.Please contact Alumni Director, Virginia Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 872-3593 ext. 287 with additional questions.
The AJMLS Office of Pro Bono and Experiential Learning is proud to announce the fifth annual Home for Good: Reentry Forum.
The forum is the annual community event to assist citizens returning from prison in overcoming legal barriers to reentry. This year, the forum focuses on issues that children and families face and services needed when their loved ones come home.
The event will be held from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Fulton County Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303. The event includes free food, free admission and is open to the public.
The event is attended by AJMLS students and supported by AJMLS alumni who provide free legal consultations on site. There will also be a resource fair where community service providers showcase their services.
The 3rd edition of the Home for Good guide will be distributed free of charge.
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School prides itself on providing a quality legal education to students interested in pursuing a legal degree. The law school also employs top-rated faculty to teach in small classroom environments to foster personal attention and growth. The Office of Admissions invites prospective students interested in learning more about the John Marshall experience to attend our evening information session. At the information session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the school, meet professors, students and key staff.
The information session will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261.
The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer!
The Office of Admissions will host an Accepted Student Reception on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Blackburn Conference Center, located across the street from the law school. This event is a great opportunity for incoming students to learn more about their future law school home. Accepted students will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, administration, current students, alumni, and more.
To RSVP, please complete the form below. Contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-872-3593 ext. 261 for additional questions. This event will show students and families what we mean when we say “Our students come for law school but find a community!” We look forward to seeing you soon.
AJMLS will partner with Kaplan to provide prospective law students the opportunity to take a free LSAT practice test just weeks before the February exam. The practice test will be administered from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., January 24, 2015, in the Blackburn Conference Center on the campus. An electronic score will be generated for each participant immediately following the exam. Participants are encouraged to stay until their score is processed. Registration through Kaplan is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, email the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or call 404-872-3593, ext. 261.
At Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, our students come for law school but find a community. The Office of Admissions invites all students interested in pursuing a law degree to attend an information session to experience our “community” firsthand. At the information session, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the school, meet professors, students, and key staff. Prospective students can also expect an engaging mock class presentation taught by one of our faculty members.
The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. To RSVP to this event, fill out the form below. For additional questions, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-872-3593 ext. 261.
The Office of Admissions looks forward to meeting you and your guests as we share all that John Marshall has to offer!
Each spring the Student Bar Association hosts the Barrister’s Ball for the law school community as an opportunity to take a break from classes and enjoy an evening socializing with classmates, professors, alumni and friends.
This year will be no different! The SBA will hold this year’s ball at Opera Nightclub on April 11, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year, students, faculty and staff tickets are free. Guest and alumni tickets will be on sale for $20. There is no RSVP needed to attend, but attendees will be required to pick up their tickets and pay for guests tickets prior to the day of the event. The theme for this year will be masquerade. For more information, please contact SBA Secretary Meaghan Eustice at email@example.com.