March 19, 2013

AJMLS Professor Recognized for Work with Non-Profit Organization, Gideon’s Promise


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) would like to recognize the work of Professor Jonathan Rapping and his non-profit organization, Gideon’s Promise (formerly the Southern Public Defender Training Center). Professor Rapping was recently interviewed by USA Today, and the Miami Herald for his contributions and service. Additionally, Rapping wrote an op-ed for The Huffington Post and a letter for The New York Times.

At the upcoming Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Criminal Justice Honors Open House, Professor Rapping will discuss the soon-to-be-released award-winning HBO documentary, Gideon’s Army, featuring his non-profit organization. Gideon’s Army follows three Gideon’s Promise public defenders who are trained and supported by Professors Rapping, Fulcher, Saviello and a national faculty of current and former public defenders. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on March 30, 2013 at the Blackburn Conference Center, located at 1405 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30309. Parking will be available in the parking garage attached to the law school. Please RSVP to the Office of Admissions at or (404) 872-3593 ##Ext. 201.