Three AJMLS Students Selected as GAWL Foundation Scholarship Finalists

On April 16, 2011, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) held its 18th Annual Charity Auction benefitting the GAWL Foundation Scholarship at Art Space International in Atlanta, Georgia. The event funds 100 percent of the scholarships that the Foundation awards each year to deserving, public interest- minded, female law students in Georgia. Among the eight GAWL Foundation Scholarship finalists in the state, three attend Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School: Ashley Gholamhosseini, Audrey Holliday, and Danielle Long.

The Charity Auction included a live and a silent auction featuring art (paintings, photographs, sculpture), pottery, jewelry, vacations, and many other luxury items and baskets.

Several JMLS professors supported the GAWL Charity Auction — including Lee Adams, Kathe Burch, Browning Jefferies, Liza Karsai, Lance McMillian, and Dan Piar — who donated or purchased items to help GAWL raise scholarship funds. Also, GAWL was fortunate to have about 20 students, graduates, and friends of AJMLS volunteer to help with the auction.

These volunteers included: Andria Allen, George Boone, Matthew Dials, Kara Foskey, Ginger Fowler, Greg Gelpi, Jenn Gore, Ginny & Ansley Grigsby, Barbara Henderson, Megan Hodgkiss, Kareemah Lewis, Amber O’Connor, Susanne & Kurt Tarter, Sharee Tumbling, Mecca Waddell, Elizabeth Young, and Amy Zapatka.

Dean Mears Participates in Transnational Law Program

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 this modern, highly technological law school on the Bosporus River in Istanbul. Dean Mears’ visit continues the partnership between the two law schools which brought Professor Feridun Yenisey to JMLS in the Fall 2010 when he taught a 3-week seminar on Comparative Criminal Procedure Law.

9th Annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium a Success

The annual Bobby Lee Cook Practical Legal Symposium brings together experienced lawyers and judges who reflect on their legal career, trends in the profession, and advise John Marshall students about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Mr. Cook has been a friend of the law school for many years and has generously funded the Bobby Lee Cook Endowed Scholarship. The 9th annual symposium, moderated by JMLS alumnus Mike Moran, was held on April 8, 2010 with guest presenters Peggy Brockington, Emmet Bondurant, Buck Rogers and Paul Weathington. Both John Marshall students and our guests benefited from the experience and wisdom of these prominent individuals.