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AJMLS Professor Chosen for Radio Interview with Legal Talk Network

April 22, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor and Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice, Jonathan Rapping was recently interviewed on Legal Talk Network’s radio program, Lawyer2Lawyer, to discuss his organization Gideon’s Promise. On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob … Continue reading

Law Review Article by AJMLS Professor Cited in Forbes Magazine

April 22, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Beckett Cantley was cited in a recent article by Forbes Magazine discussing life insurance and 831(b) captive insurance companies. His extensive experience on the issue, in addition to his recent appearance as a panelist … Continue reading

AJMLS Announces Spring 2014 Commencement Speaker

April 21, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is pleased to announce Chief Judge Herbert E. Phipps as the keynote speaker at the school’s upcoming commencement. The commencement exercises will be held on May 17, 2014 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Featured Panelist in American Constitution Society SCOTUS Review of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

April 21, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Kathleen Burch is a featured panelist in the upcoming SCOTUS review of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby presented by the Georgia Lawyer Chapter, Georgia State University College of Law, Emory University School of Law and … Continue reading

Professor Fulcher Gives Expert Opinion to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

April 15, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Patrice Fulcher was asked by Representative Elijah E. Cummings’ office, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to comment on the contempt proceedings against Lois Lerner. Cummings released opinions from … Continue reading

Jonathan Rapping Earns National Recognition with Inaugural Purpose Economy 100 Award

April 8, 2014

Nearly 80 percent of the 12 million people who move annually through America’s criminal justice system cannot afford a lawyer. As a result, many innocent defendants plead guilty simply because they cannot afford to take their case to trial, and … Continue reading

AJMLS Hosts Legal Education in the 21st Century Conference in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey

April 1, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and Savannah Law School in partnership with Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi, are hosting the Legal Education in the Twenty-first Century: an International Conference of Legal Educators on May 4-7, 2014 in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.  With the … Continue reading

AJMLS Moot Court Team Advances to Octo-finals in Elon Law National Competition

March 31, 2014

The Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Moot Court Team recently advanced to the octo-finals in the Elon Law National Moot Court Competition. Sixteen schools participated in the competition including: Charleston, Florida Coastal, George Mason, Howard University, New York Law School, … Continue reading

Governor Nathan Deal Names AJMLS Alumna Solicitor General of Muscogee County

March 25, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal recently named Suzanne Goddard, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, the new Solicitor General of Muscogee County. The vacancy was created by the appointment of the Hon. Benjamin Richardson as State Court judge of Muscogee County. Goddard’s … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Announces New Dean

March 24, 2014

The Directors of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and the Savannah Law School are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Malcolm L. Morris as Dean/CEO and Professor of Law, effective July 1, 2014. Professor Morris has enjoyed a distinguished … Continue reading

AJMLS Moot Court Team Wins Georgia Intrastate

March 24, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Moot Team scores a historic win at the 2014 Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition. As their first victory at the competition, the win represents a milestone for the law school. Every year all five … Continue reading

Professor D’Agostino Interviewed Regarding Bankruptcy Laws

March 24, 2014

In a recent article from CardHub, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Robert D’Agostino and other legal experts answered common questions individuals have regarding bankruptcy. CardHub offers an easily-accessible search engine and relevant articles for individuals to use to find … Continue reading

The National Jurist Names AJMLS Among the Best Law Schools for Practical Training

March 20, 2014

In the March 2014 issue of The National Jurist, the magazine names the law schools with the most comprehensive experiential learning offerings. By analyzing the information each school provided to the American Bar Association in December, the magazine was able … Continue reading

AJMLS Student Placed Third in ABA Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

March 7, 2014

Please join the law school in congratulating AJMLS student and Law Journal member Sheronn Harris for being awarded third place in the ABA Business Law Section’s 2013-2014 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest, for her comment, “What is Considered a Reasonable Investigation … Continue reading

Register Now for the Next LL.M. in Employment Law Virtual Open House, March 18

March 7, 2014

As the online LL.M.in Employment Law Program prepares for its next cohort, LL.M. Director, Lisa Kaplan invites prospective students to join her for a virtual open house. During the open house,  students will learn more about the LL.M. in Employment … Continue reading

AJMLS Students Awarded Best Draft at Regional Transactional LawMeet

March 7, 2014

On Friday, a team of two students – Bentley Adams and Irena Chernova – competed at the Regional Transactional LawMeet.  Prior to Friday’s in-person competition, all teams were assigned a side to represent in a transaction – buyer or seller. … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Moderates Panel Discussion at Psychology and Lawyering Conference

February 25, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Associate Professor Suparna Malempati recently moderated a panel titled The Psychology of Client Relations at a conference held at the University of Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.  The conference, Psychology and Lawyering: … Continue reading

Mock Trial Team Places Third in Southern Illinois University Invitational Mock Trial Competition

February 18, 2014

The Mock Trial Team at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School recently participated in the Southern Illinois University Invitational Mock Trial Competition on February 7-8, 2014. The law school placed third overall and received awards for Best Examination (Daniel Ybanez) and … Continue reading

GBI Director Vernon Keenan Addresses AJMLS Advanced Evidence Class

February 4, 2014

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan recently addressed the law school’s Advanced Evidence Class as a result of an invitation from Associate Professor Michael Mears.  He discussed the operation of the GBI and gave the class a detailed description … Continue reading

Professor Rapping Receives the INSPIRE Award from Cardozo School of Law

February 4, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Jonathan Rapping was recently awarded the INSPIRE Award from Cardozo School of Law in New York City. The award was given to Professor Rapping, President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise, because of his work … Continue reading

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AJMLS Ranked No. 13 of Top 50 Most Diverse Law Schools

November 30, 2012

The National Jurist recently ranked every ABA-accredited law school in the nation to find the school with the most diverse student population. Their results landed Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in the Top 20. The November 2012 issue of the … Continue reading

AJMLS Students Make a Difference Within the First Semester of the Immigration Law Clinic

November 20, 2012

Thanks to Jacky Clements and Crystal Tran, two interns from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, the U.S. Asylum Office has approved an asylum claim in a unique legal case. The Client was a severally physically and mentally disabled twenty-two year … Continue reading

AJMLS Students Contribute to Online Access to Justice in Georgia

September 26, 2012

Four students at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School have created educational videos covering several areas of the law for low-income Georgians.  The videos, all found online now at GeorgiaLegalAid.org, cover domestic violence, consumer law, Social Security and unemployment insurance law. … Continue reading

AJMLS Launches First Online Bookstore for Students

July 30, 2012

In an effort to meet the needs of its students, AJMLS has partnered with Follett Virtual Bookstore to launch the school’s first online bookstore. Beginning July 30, 2012 students are able to purchase either traditional bound books for digital books … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Announces Launch of New School Website

July 3, 2012

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) – Georgia’s only fully ABA-accredited, independent law school – today launched the school’s new website. The website features bold colors, a clean uncluttered design and content to support AJMLS’s vision of providing both prospective … Continue reading

AJMLS Launches Online, Resident LL.M. Programs for Foreign-educated Attorneys

July 3, 2012

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) today announced the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Council on Legal Education and Admissions  has acquiesced to its application to launch online and resident LL.M. programs for foreign-educated attorneys.  Classes begin Fall 2012.  These new … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Introduces Unprecedented Honors Program

January 24, 2012

Applying to Law School? Now there’s an “app” for that!

November 8, 2011

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Adds Impressive Roster of Tenured and Visiting Professors

September 20, 2011

Standing firmly behind our mission to prepare highly competent and professional lawyers who are committed to the improvement of the legal system and society, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is excited about the recent addition to our growing institution. … Continue reading

Faculty & Staff Articles

AJMLS Professor Chosen for Radio Interview with Legal Talk Network

April 22, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor and Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice, Jonathan Rapping was recently interviewed on Legal Talk Network’s radio program, Lawyer2Lawyer, to discuss his organization Gideon’s Promise. On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob … Continue reading

Law Review Article by AJMLS Professor Cited in Forbes Magazine

April 22, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Beckett Cantley was cited in a recent article by Forbes Magazine discussing life insurance and 831(b) captive insurance companies. His extensive experience on the issue, in addition to his recent appearance as a panelist … Continue reading

Professor Fulcher Gives Expert Opinion to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

April 15, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Patrice Fulcher was asked by Representative Elijah E. Cummings’ office, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to comment on the contempt proceedings against Lois Lerner. Cummings released opinions from … Continue reading

Jonathan Rapping Earns National Recognition with Inaugural Purpose Economy 100 Award

April 8, 2014

Nearly 80 percent of the 12 million people who move annually through America’s criminal justice system cannot afford a lawyer. As a result, many innocent defendants plead guilty simply because they cannot afford to take their case to trial, and … Continue reading

Professor Rapping Appointed to the Board of Directors for the Federal Defender Program

February 9, 2012

AJMLS’s own Professor Jonathan Rapping was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Federal Defender Program, Incorporated (FDP) by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The FDP provides representation for all the indigent … Continue reading

AJMLS Staff Member Elected as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the NJDC

January 6, 2012

AJMLS’ Assistant Director of Pro Bono Outreach and Externships, Bridgett Ortega, was recently elected as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) in Washington D.C. The mission of the NJDC is to ensure excellence … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Appointed to the Joint Commission’s PTAC

December 7, 2011

Noted AJMLS faculty member, Lisa Tripp was recently appointed as a representative for the Joint Commission’s Professional & Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). The PTACs are an integral part of the Joint Commission’s advisory structure. By representing the views of a … Continue reading

Dean Cieply Appointed to the NIMJ Board of Advisors

December 7, 2011

AJMLS Associate Dean of Academics and associate professor, Kevin Cieply has an extensive military and legal background. His dedication and skills have recently positioned him for a prestigious honor. The National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) have appointed Dean Cieply … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Elizabeth Jaffe Adds Insight to Revamped Bullying Laws (Audio)

November 9, 2011

The bullying epidemic has been present in schools across the nation for decades. However, incidents of bullying have become more frequent and fatal in recent years. To raise awareness and combat this issue, forty-seven states have passed anti-bullying legislation. AJMLS … Continue reading

Attorney General Eric Holder Acknowledges AJMLS Professor Jon Rapping During Speech

October 21, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder praised AJMLS professor Jon Rapping for his dedication to improving indigent defense and for his efforts to effect meaningful reform of the criminal justice system in a speech given earlier this month. He also talked extensively … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Appoints Three New Administrators

September 23, 2011

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) – Georgia’s only fully accredited, stand-alone law school – has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer, an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and an Associate Dean of Recruitment and Marketing. New administrators include: Kevin … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Michael Mears Gives Thoughts on Troy Davis Execution

September 21, 2011

Gaining national and international attention, the scheduled execution of Troy Davis for the killing of Savannah police officer, Mark MacPhail has created a media frenzy and raised many ethical, moral, and legal questions. In the two decades since Davis was … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Adds Impressive Roster of Tenured and Visiting Professors

September 20, 2011

Standing firmly behind our mission to prepare highly competent and professional lawyers who are committed to the improvement of the legal system and society, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is excited about the recent addition to our growing institution. … Continue reading

Dean Mears Participates in Transnational Law Program

April 13, 2011

Professor Michael Mears, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, was recently a guest a Bahcesehir Universitesi, Turkey where he taught six courses on scientific evidence in their Transnational Law Program. He enjoyed a warm welcome from faculty, students and staff at … Continue reading

Professor Jonathan Rapping Receives a Federal Grant to Launch National Public Defender Fellowship Initiative

November 17, 2010

The Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC), founded and run by Professor Rapping, was awarded $700,000.00 to partner with Equal Justice Works to develop the Public Defender Corps (PDC), a national fellowship program for public defenders based on the SPDTC … Continue reading

Professor Tripp to Serve on National Health Care Standards Committee

April 7, 2010

Ms. Lisa Tripp, Assistant Professor of Health Care Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, has been selected to be part of the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum’s National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Homes project. The Steering … Continue reading

Professor Tripp to Serve as Panelist on MedPAC Panel on LTCH Quality Measures

April 7, 2010

Ms. Lisa Tripp, Assistant Professor of Health Care Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, has been selected to take part in a panel discussion that will advise the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on quality meassures for long-term care … Continue reading

Professor Jonathan Rapping Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship

October 19, 2009

Professor Rapping has been honored as a 2009-2010 Fellow in the Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program at Harvard Law School for his work as Founder and Executive Director of the Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC) where he is in … Continue reading

Professor Kathleen M. Burch ACLU of Georgia 2009 Volunteer Attorney Award

October 8, 2009

At a luncheon on October 8, 2009, the ACLU of Georgia honored Professor Burch with the 2009 Volunteer Attorney Award for her vision and initiative in creating the two Civil Liberties seminars at the law school. Civil Liberties: Litigation engages … Continue reading

Dean Michael Mears Shares High-Profile Trial Expertise with NPR

January 4, 2008

In a recent national NPR segment, Dean Michael Mears, the law school’s Associate Dean for Academics explained why the Brian Nichols trial is costing taxpayers millions. Nichols is the gunman accused of killing four people including the presiding judge for … Continue reading