April – July 2013
Hosted by the Office of Academic Achievement (OAA), the event Presentation on Strategies and Tactics for Practicing in Georgia will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 23, 2013 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center for May 2013 graduates. Director of Bar Admissions, Sally Lockwood and Georgia Bar Examiner, Anita Wallace-Thomas provide strategies and Q & A regarding the Georgia Bar Exam. Practice requirements and resources of the State Bar of Georgia. For more information, contact the OAA located on the 8th floor of the law school.
A case that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on April 17, 2013 has decided if — and how and under what circumstances — multinational corporations can be held accountable in U.S. federal courts for alleged human rights abuses. This landmark decision, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 569 U.S. __ (2013), will be examined in an April 26, 2013 lecture at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
In his lecture, The Alien Tort Statute and the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s the ATS and Why Should We Care What the Supreme Court Has Done With It In Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum?, Professor Jeffery Van Detta, Associate Dean for Scholarship at AJMLS, will discuss Kiobel and its implications both for multinational corporate enterprises (MNEs), as well as for human rights advocates and individuals who have been harmed by human rights violations that are proscribed by international law.
“Although backlash from the business community and several foreign governments unleashed heated criticism of the ATS, corporations have paid out millions of dollars to settle human-rights lawsuits over the last decade, and more ATS lawsuits have continued to be filed,” Professor Van Detta said. “Kiobel, however, has created an entirely new legal landscape. Yet the topography of this new landscape, while clearer than before, still leaves important issues about ATS litigation unresolved.”
Professor Van Detta brings to the lecture both his experience in teaching International Civil Litigation and International Business Transactions at AJMLS, as well as a perspective informed by his scholarship in those areas.
The free lecture will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on April 26, 2013, at the Blackburn Conference Center, 1405 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta, Associate Dean for Scholarship, who teaches and writes in the area of International Civil Litigation, will address these and other questions about the ATS and the Kiobel case. Please join us for the conversation. As always, the AJMLS Lecture Series is open to the public. To RSVP, please fill out the form below. For additional information, contact Rebecca Stafford at email@example.com or call (404) 872-3593.
AJMLS will partner with Princeton Review to provide prospective law students the opportunity to take a free LSAT practice test just weeks before the June exam. A Princeton Review representative will also be available to discuss tips on getting a better score on the LSAT. The practice test will be administered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 18, 2013, in the Blackburn Conference Center across the street from the law school. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, email the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-872-3593, ext. 261. To register for the practice LSAT, click here.
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce that the 2013 Commencement Exercises will begin at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. This year’s graduating class will be one of the largest in the law school’s history with 249 Juris Doctor candidates and nine LL.M. candidates. The Commencement Speaker is the Honorable Doug Collins, a May 2008 AJMLS graduate and the U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia. Additionally, Mr. Collins and Mr. Tavis Knighten, a December 2005 graduate, will be honored as Distinguished Alum at this year’s ceremony.
Please join Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School for our 2013 Accepted Student Summer Reception. This is an excellent opportunity for new students to learn more about the school; meet professors, students, and key staff; and experience firsthand why AJMLS is the community you’ve been looking for! The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on July 11, 2013, at the Blackburn Conference Center located across the street from the law school.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (404) 872-3593 ext. 261 or email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
Students interested in attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) are invited to learn more about the school; meet professors, students, alumni, key staff; and attend a mock class at our Open House event held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on July 20, 2013. The event will be at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. Food will be provided. To RSVP to this event, please fill out the form below or contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 404-872-3593.