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Former Chief Justice Norman Fletcher Mentions Professor Mears While Accepting Gideon’s Promise Award

May 21, 2015

Professor Michael Mears, a former public defender and leading expert on the death penalty in Georgia, was mentioned in high regard by former Chief Justice Norman Fletcher as he accepted the Gideon’s Promise Award from the Southern Center for Human … Continue reading

Alumnus David Lee Windecher Publishes Book, Credits Law School

May 15, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumnus, David Lee Windecher (’12), has chronicled his extraordinary life journey of going from defendant to defense attorney in his soon to be released book* “AmerIcan Dream: HisStory in the Making”. He hopes to utilize his personal … Continue reading

Family of Alumnus Judge G. Alan Blackburn Establish Memorial Scholarship

May 12, 2015

As printed by AJC.com on May 11, 2015: Chief Judge Gerald Alan Blackburn, 76, of Marietta, died on May 9, 2015. He was born May 6, 1939 in East Bend, North Carolina. After serving four years on active duty in … Continue reading

Professor Jonathan Rapping Speaks at Bold Moves TEDx Talk

May 11, 2015

Professor Jonathan Rapping, Director of the Criminal Justice Honors Program and 2014 MacArthur Genius Fellow, spoke at the April 28, 2015 Bold Moves TEDx Atlanta talk. TEDx described the Bold Moves event on their website, What’s a bold move and why … Continue reading

Marc Reece Inducted into Southern Polytechnic State University Athletics Hall of Fame

April 20, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates Marc Reece, current College Relations Manager, who was recently inducted into the Southern Polytechnic State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. The university created the first-ever Athletics Hall of Fame to celebrate the accomplishments of its greatest student-athletes, coaches, special contributors … Continue reading

Atlanta’s John Marshall to Offer International Business Transactions (IBT 810) Online Summer 2015

April 15, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce that Associate Dean for Scholarship and the John E. Ryan Professor of International Business & Workplace Law, Jeffrey A. Van Detta, will open his upper-division elective course– International Business Transactions (IBT 810) online … Continue reading

Professor Lisa Tripp Writes Opinion Piece on Euro Crisis for CNN

March 24, 2015

Professor Lisa Tripp’s expertise in Greece, the Eurozone and the U.S. healthcare system has led her to become a frequent guest and contributor to CNN. Tripp’s recent opinion piece, Greece the only villain in euro crisis? Don’t believe it!, is paraphrased below. … Continue reading

Dean Renata D. Turner Appointed Associate Judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court

March 19, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates Assistant Dean Renata D. Turner, current Magistrate Judge in Fulton County, who has recently been appointed as Fulton County’s next Associate Juvenile Court Judge. Fulton County Juvenile Court is the largest such court in … Continue reading

Professor Michael Mears Quoted by AJC’s Bill Torpy About Last Meals on Death Row

March 3, 2015

Professor Michael Mears was quoted by Bill Torpy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in his recent column that discussed the last meal of death row inmate, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, as well as the history of the last meal ritual. Just last month, … Continue reading

Alumna Sherri Jefferson Awarded FDHA Healthcare Champions Chairman Award & 11Alive CSA

February 26, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Alumna, Sherri Jefferson (’95), was recently award the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) Champions Chairman Award, as well as the 11Alive Community Service Award in 2014. On Sunday, December 7th, the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority hosted its healthcare … Continue reading

Office of Academic Achievement Spring 2015 Calendar

February 20, 2015

PDF of Office of Academic Achievement Spring 2015 Calendar Date Time Event Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:00 p.m.-1 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 3L/4L GeneralBarTalk Room 609 Saturday, February 28, 20,15 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Office Hours Thursday, … Continue reading

SBA to Host Masquerade Barrister’s Ball at Opera Nightclub, April 11

February 12, 2015

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 … Continue reading

Alumna Tiffany Jones Ellenberg Sworn in to the Governor’s Indigent Advisory Panel

January 30, 2015

Tiffany Jones Ellenberg, ’98, was recently sworn in to the Governor’s Indigent Advisory Panel by Governor Nathan Deal. This special committee monitors the progress and funding for Georgia’s Public Defender Standards Council and works in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Legislation, the … Continue reading

Professor Lisa Tripp Discusses Future of Greek Economy on CNN

January 30, 2015

Prior to the polls coming to a close in Greece’s recent election, Professor Lisa Tripp spoke with CNN’s Jonathan Mann via Skype to discuss the future of the country’s economy. After the election, Tripp joined CNN’s Amara Walker and Michael … Continue reading

Professor Michael Mears Appears on GPB Radio to Discuss Georgia’s Death Penalty Law

January 28, 2015

Professor Michael Mears appeared as a guest on the GPB Radio program On Second Thought (hosted by Celeste Headlee) on Tuesday, January 27. Mears discussed the history of Georgia’s death penalty law and the execution of mentally disabled persons. The timely … Continue reading

Professor Patrice Fulcher Quoted in The Economist

January 27, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates Professor Patrice Fulcher, who has been quoted in a headline article in the 24 January 2015 issue of The Economist. Patrice Fulcher is a Tenured Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where … Continue reading

LL.M. Alumna Christina Harris Schwinn Published in Northeastern University Law Journal

December 19, 2014

LL.M. in Employment Law alumna Christina Harris Schwinn has been published in the Northeastern University Law Journal. The article was adopted from Schwinn’s LL.M. thesis. The article on overtime compensation authored by the Pavese Law Firm partner is titled, “Half-Time or Time … Continue reading

AJMLS Honored at the U.S. Attorney’s Office with Community Outreach Award

December 5, 2014

This week, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School was recognized at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Community Outreach Awards Ceremony for the work done by the law school’s Office Pro Bono and Experiential Learning. The department attended the event where they received the Community … Continue reading

Mass Swearing In Ceremony on November 5, 2014

November 19, 2014

The Alumni Office held a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2014 bar exam passers and other AJMLS alumni on November 5, 2014. The Alumni were sworn into the Supreme Court of Georgia and Fulton County Superior Court.  They … Continue reading

John Marshall BLSA Chapter Donate Time and Food to the Atlanta Community Food Bank

November 18, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), in conjunction with the SBA, recently donated over 440 pounds of non-perishable items to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The staff at the food bank was overjoyed at the sizable … Continue reading

Press

John Marshall Ranked 4th Most Diverse Law School by National Jurist

November 7, 2014

Providing a diverse learning environment for students is important to the faculty and administration at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. While this diversity enriches the academic environment, it also challenges the law school to meet the educational needs of students, … 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 Ranked No. 24 of Top Law Schools for Externships by PreLaw Magazine

September 10, 2013

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School was ranked one of the nation’s top law schools for externships by PreLaw Magazine in their most recent issue. The Back to School edition includes a two-page spread of the top law schools for externship … Continue reading

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

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

AJMLS Featured in Spring Issue of PreLaw Magazine

April 20, 2012

In the Spring 2012 issue of PreLaw Magazine, Dean Lynn was interviewed about the rapid expansion AJMLS has experienced in the last year. In addition to the physical-size of the school expanding with the construction of new classrooms and the Blackburn … 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

Former Chief Justice Norman Fletcher Mentions Professor Mears While Accepting Gideon’s Promise Award

May 21, 2015

Professor Michael Mears, a former public defender and leading expert on the death penalty in Georgia, was mentioned in high regard by former Chief Justice Norman Fletcher as he accepted the Gideon’s Promise Award from the Southern Center for Human … Continue reading

Professor Jonathan Rapping Speaks at Bold Moves TEDx Talk

May 11, 2015

Professor Jonathan Rapping, Director of the Criminal Justice Honors Program and 2014 MacArthur Genius Fellow, spoke at the April 28, 2015 Bold Moves TEDx Atlanta talk. TEDx described the Bold Moves event on their website, What’s a bold move and why … Continue reading

Professor Lisa Tripp Writes Opinion Piece on Euro Crisis for CNN

March 24, 2015

Professor Lisa Tripp’s expertise in Greece, the Eurozone and the U.S. healthcare system has led her to become a frequent guest and contributor to CNN. Tripp’s recent opinion piece, Greece the only villain in euro crisis? Don’t believe it!, is paraphrased below. … Continue reading

Dean Renata D. Turner Appointed Associate Judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court

March 19, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates Assistant Dean Renata D. Turner, current Magistrate Judge in Fulton County, who has recently been appointed as Fulton County’s next Associate Juvenile Court Judge. Fulton County Juvenile Court is the largest such court in … Continue reading

Professor Michael Mears Quoted by AJC’s Bill Torpy About Last Meals on Death Row

March 3, 2015

Professor Michael Mears was quoted by Bill Torpy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in his recent column that discussed the last meal of death row inmate, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, as well as the history of the last meal ritual. Just last month, … Continue reading

Professor Lisa Tripp Discusses Future of Greek Economy on CNN

January 30, 2015

Prior to the polls coming to a close in Greece’s recent election, Professor Lisa Tripp spoke with CNN’s Jonathan Mann via Skype to discuss the future of the country’s economy. After the election, Tripp joined CNN’s Amara Walker and Michael … Continue reading

Professor Michael Mears Appears on GPB Radio to Discuss Georgia’s Death Penalty Law

January 28, 2015

Professor Michael Mears appeared as a guest on the GPB Radio program On Second Thought (hosted by Celeste Headlee) on Tuesday, January 27. Mears discussed the history of Georgia’s death penalty law and the execution of mentally disabled persons. The timely … Continue reading

Professor Patrice Fulcher Quoted in The Economist

January 27, 2015

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates Professor Patrice Fulcher, who has been quoted in a headline article in the 24 January 2015 issue of The Economist. Patrice Fulcher is a Tenured Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School where … Continue reading

AJMLS Alumnus and Professor Quoted in AJC on Immigration

October 2, 2014

When it comes to the debate on U.S. immigration; neither U.S. Rep Doug Collins (Class of 2008) or Professor Joseph Rosen are strangers to the discussion. In an article recently published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), both Collins and … Continue reading

The Honorable Wendell Willard Visits John Marshall

September 26, 2014

The Honorable Wendell Willard, Chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, recently visited Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School to speak to Professor Michael Mears’ Evidence class. State Representative Willard led a decade long fight to have the model rules … Continue reading

Professor Tripp, Guest Speaker on FOX Business Channel

September 22, 2014

FOX Business channel recently aired a news segment featuring Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Lisa Tripp. Professor Tripp was a guest on MONEY with Melissa Francis discussing amongst a panel of experts the referendum in Scotland and their currency options … Continue reading

Professor Mears Discusses Ethics at Georgia Public Defenders Council Lecture

September 19, 2014

Professor Michael Mears was recently asked to prepare and present a course and lecture for the Georgia Public Defenders Council entitled Ethics for Public Defenders. The Council subsequently decided to use Mears’ presentation as a statewide webinar lecture on ethics, … Continue reading

Professor Jonathan Rapping Named MacArthur Genius Fellow

September 17, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is honored to announce that Professor Jonathan Rapping was named a 2014 MacArthur Genius Fellow for the impact his non-profit organization, Gideon’s Promise, has made on society. The MacArthur Fellow Program awards unrestricted fellowships to … Continue reading

Pro Bono Assistant Director to Speak at 10th Annual Accountability Courts Conference

September 16, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is proud to announce that Bridgett E. Ortega, Assistant Director for the Office of Pro Bono and Experiential Learning, will speak at the Accountability Courts Conference. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta … Continue reading

AJMLS Professor Travels to New Mexico Detention Center to Represent Immigrant Children

September 10, 2014

Joseph Rosen, Immigration Law adjunct professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School  will travel to an immigration detention center in New Mexico next week to represent some of the Central American detainees who have recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Rosen … Continue reading

Professor Mears Discusses Death Penalty with the Chattanooga Times Free Press

August 20, 2014

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School professor, Michael Mears, was recently interviewed by the Chattanooga Times Free Press to discuss delayed justice in Walker Co., GA where many inmates sit on death row for decades while the families of their victims … Continue reading

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. The article also reached the Top Ten downloads list for … 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