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Article from Professor Fulcher Listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download List

July 22, 2014

An article from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Patrice Fulcher, was recently listed on Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Ten download list for the topic Security and Safety. Professor Fulcher’s paper, “The Double Edged Sword of Prison Video … Continue reading

Professor Dalton Discusses Priest-Penitent Privilege in The Washington Times

July 16, 2014

Fueling the debate over priest-penitent privilege, is the recent ruling in the Louisiana Supreme Court which states that a teenage girl’s confession to a priest can be used as testimony in a child abuse case. A recent article by The … Continue reading

AJMLS Alumna, Tannyka Bent, Tells the Daily Report How She Stays Grounded

July 16, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, Tannyka Bent says her many activities keep her grounded in a recent interview with the Daily Report. Bent is an artist, who recently donated one of her paintings to be auctioned at the Georgia … Continue reading

Professor Joseph Rosen Discusses Immigration in Special Fourth of July Podcast

July 7, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Joseph Rosen was recently interviewed by Mark Deal from U.S. Immigration Podcast in a special Fourth of July episode. As America turned 238 years old, Professor Rosen was selected to speak on the history … Continue reading

Professor Mears Discusses the Upcoming Execution of Marcus Wellons

June 17, 2014

Marcus Wellons, convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 1989 is set to be executed on June 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. However, instead of a three-drug cocktail formerly used, the state of Georgia wants to use one drug … Continue reading

Professor Rapping Speaks on Unequal Representation for the Poor

June 17, 2014

A recent article from The Guardian calls on Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Jonathan Rapping to discuss unequal representation for the nation’s poor. In the article by Sadhbh Walshe, the issue of wealth and its connection with acquittals, not-guilty … Continue reading

AJMLS Alumna Wins Unpaid Overtime Case, Featured in Daily Report

June 4, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, Amanda Farahany was featured in the Daily Report for the recent verdict handed down by an Atlanta judge  who awarded more than $173,000 to Farahany and Severin Roberts who won a $6,097 verdict for … Continue reading

AJMLS Student Selected for Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program

May 28, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School student, Spencer Fredericks along with 15 first- and second-year law students have been chosen to join the highly selective Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program class of 2014. The clerks will assist public defender offices … Continue reading

AJMLS Alumnus Represents Plaintiff for Botched IV Test Injury

May 21, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and Alumni Board member, Lawrence Schlachter, M.D., J.D., has garnered headline recognition in the Daily Report for a major trial win for a medical malpractice plaintiff.  According to the Daily Report, a Fulton County … Continue reading

Footnote from AJMLS Professor Used in Dissent of Justice Benham

May 20, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the Warren Lee Hill case. Hill was sentenced to death following the 1990 murder of a fellow inmate in the Lee County Correctional Institute, in which Hill beat the victim with … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Accepts the Eleventh Annual Ridenhour Prize for Gideon’s Army

May 12, 2014

Gideon’s Army, an HBO documentary about the non-profit organization of AJMLS professor Jon Rapping, recently received the 2014 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. The film follows three young public defenders as they struggle with staggering caseloads, long hours, low pay, and … Continue reading

John Marshall Law Journal Climbs Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings

May 12, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to recognize the John Marshall Law Journal’s ascent in the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings. Since its inception in 2008, the law journal has climbed nearly 200 spots on Washington & Lee’s … Continue reading

AJMLS Students Participate in Law Day at the Georgia Bar

May 6, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School students recently participated in Law Day. Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law, to recognize the role of the courts in our democracy, the importance of jury service … Continue reading

AJMLS 1L Students Shine at the Intraschool Moot Court Competition

May 2, 2014

First-year students at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School recently competed in the law school’s Intraschool Moot Court Competition. With the guidance of professors, alumni and the Moot Court team, these 1L’s proved that they possess the skill and talent needed … Continue reading

National Institute for Trial Advocacy Invites AJMLS Professor to Teach Trial Advocacy Basics

May 2, 2014

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA pioneered the legal skills learning-by-doing methodology over 40 years ago and has since remained … Continue reading

Daily Report Interviews Professor Mears on Botched Oklahoma Execution

May 1, 2014

“The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday should serve as a wake-up call to Georgia officials scrambling to find ways to put inmates to death without trampling constitutional guarantees and basic human decency,” said Atlanta’s John Marshall … Continue reading

AJMLS Street Law Program Completes its Second Year with a High-Energy Mock Trial

April 24, 2014

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in partnership with Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, hosted the 2nd Annual Street Law Mock Trial on April 23, 2014, at the United States Federal Courthouse.  John Marshall students … Continue reading

AJMLS Announces Eleven Upcoming Tenure Appointments

April 24, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has granted tenure to eleven faculty members, effective August 1, 2014. Eight of the eleven appointments are AJMLS professors and three are professors at Savannah … Continue reading

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

Press

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

Article from Professor Fulcher Listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download List

July 22, 2014

An article from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Patrice Fulcher, was recently listed on Social Science Research Network’s (SSRN) Top Ten download list for the topic Security and Safety. Professor Fulcher’s paper, “The Double Edged Sword of Prison Video … Continue reading

Professor Dalton Discusses Priest-Penitent Privilege in The Washington Times

July 16, 2014

Fueling the debate over priest-penitent privilege, is the recent ruling in the Louisiana Supreme Court which states that a teenage girl’s confession to a priest can be used as testimony in a child abuse case. A recent article by The … Continue reading

Professor Joseph Rosen Discusses Immigration in Special Fourth of July Podcast

July 7, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Joseph Rosen was recently interviewed by Mark Deal from U.S. Immigration Podcast in a special Fourth of July episode. As America turned 238 years old, Professor Rosen was selected to speak on the history … Continue reading

Professor Mears Discusses the Upcoming Execution of Marcus Wellons

June 17, 2014

Marcus Wellons, convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in 1989 is set to be executed on June 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. However, instead of a three-drug cocktail formerly used, the state of Georgia wants to use one drug … Continue reading

Professor Rapping Speaks on Unequal Representation for the Poor

June 17, 2014

A recent article from The Guardian calls on Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor Jonathan Rapping to discuss unequal representation for the nation’s poor. In the article by Sadhbh Walshe, the issue of wealth and its connection with acquittals, not-guilty … Continue reading

Footnote from AJMLS Professor Used in Dissent of Justice Benham

May 20, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the Warren Lee Hill case. Hill was sentenced to death following the 1990 murder of a fellow inmate in the Lee County Correctional Institute, in which Hill beat the victim with … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Accepts the Eleventh Annual Ridenhour Prize for Gideon’s Army

May 12, 2014

Gideon’s Army, an HBO documentary about the non-profit organization of AJMLS professor Jon Rapping, recently received the 2014 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize. The film follows three young public defenders as they struggle with staggering caseloads, long hours, low pay, and … Continue reading

National Institute for Trial Advocacy Invites AJMLS Professor to Teach Trial Advocacy Basics

May 2, 2014

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) is the nation’s leading provider of legal advocacy skills training. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, NITA pioneered the legal skills learning-by-doing methodology over 40 years ago and has since remained … Continue reading

Daily Report Interviews Professor Mears on Botched Oklahoma Execution

May 1, 2014

“The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday should serve as a wake-up call to Georgia officials scrambling to find ways to put inmates to death without trampling constitutional guarantees and basic human decency,” said Atlanta’s John Marshall … Continue reading

AJMLS Announces Eleven Upcoming Tenure Appointments

April 24, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has granted tenure to eleven faculty members, effective August 1, 2014. Eight of the eleven appointments are AJMLS professors and three are professors at Savannah … Continue reading

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