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

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 discussion was prompted by the scheduled [Tuesday] execution of Georgia inmate, Warren Lee Hill. Also… Read More

AJMLS 2L, Ashley Starnes, Awarded Georgia Latino Law Foundation Judicial Internship

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates rising 2L, Ashley Starnes, who was awarded a summer judicial internship from the Georgia Latino Law Foundation (GLLF). Ashley will be completing her summer internship with the Honorable Judge Joe C. Bishop of the Pataula Circuit.  As part of its commitment to supporting Latino law students in their… Read More

Three AJMLS Students Selected as Virtual Judicial Interns with the Georgia Latino Law Foundation (GLLF)

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates three students who were selected for the Summer 2020 Virtual Judicial Interns Class with the Georgia Latino Law Foundation (GLLF). Ashley Lindsey, 2L, virtual clerk for Judge Temika Murry, Dekalb County Juvenile Court Mahham Syed, 2L, virtual clerk for Judge Rizza O’Connor, Chief Magistrate Judge, Toombs County Rochelle… Read More

AJMLS Participates in 5th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition

The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is a partnership between the Georgia Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Lawyers and law schools statewide are challenged to compete outside the courtroom and classroom to raise food and funds for Georgia’s eight regional food banks, which serve 156,500 unique clients in Georgia… Read More

Approved Placements

Related Industrial:  Pro Bono Placements Aid Atlanta, Inc. American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, Inc. American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia American Heart Association American Red Cross, Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter Amnesty International Southern Region Atlanta Children’s Shelter Atlanta Community Food Bank Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Atlanta Legal Aid – Gwinnett Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. Atlanta… Read More

Professor Michael Mears Named Chairperson for the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Professor B. Michael Mears has been named Chairperson for the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education for a two year term. This is a great honor for Professor Mears as he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for over four years and was recently elected by his fellow trustees to… Read More

AJMLS Professor Publishes Book on New Georgia Evidence Code

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School adjunct professor Michael Carlson has recently released a highly anticipated, first-of-its-kind book on Georgia’s new evidence code. Carlson on Evidence: Comparing the Georgia and Federal Rules by Ronald L. Carlson and Michael Scott Carlson was published in December 2012 by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. It is… Read More

AJMLS Students Contribute to Online Access to Justice in Georgia

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. Greg Gelpi, a third-year law student at John Marshall coordinated the effort after meeting with… Read More

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Journal to Host Symposium: Accountability Courts

On March 22, 2019, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) will host its annual Law Journal Symposium. This event, held at the Blackburn Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., will consist of many esteemed guest speakers and judges all focused on this year’s topic: Accountability Courts in Georgia. Registrants will have the opportunity… Read More

Professor Mears Appointed to Board of Trustees for Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Associate Professor, Michael B. Mears, has been reappointed to the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). Mears has served on the Board for over seven years and has previously served two consecutive terms as Chairman of the Board. The Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education is… Read More

AJMLS Student, Kristian Postma, Selected for the 2019 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Award

Congratulations to Kristian Postma, a student here at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS), for being selected as one of six recipients of the 2019 Inspiring Mothers of Georgia Award. This award, given by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) Coalition of Georgia, is presented to inspirational mothers all across the state of Georgia. The… Read More

2012 Alumnus, Paul Nam, Named to Georgia Trend 2021 40 Under 40

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates 2012 alumnus, Paul Nam, who was recently named to Georgia Trend 2021 40 Under 40. Paul is currently the Associate General Counsel at InComm Payments in Atlanta. This year Georgia Trend celebrated 25 years of honoring the state’s best and brightest. The honorees came from every corner of Georgia and represented… Read More

AJMLS Moot Court Team Wins Georgia Intrastate

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 law schools in the state of Georgia compete against each other at the Georgia Intrastate… Read More

WalletHub Interviews Professor Diamond About Georgia Auto Insurance

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Adjunct Professor, Jeffrey D. Diamond, was interviewed by WallHub as one of their insurance experts. The article goes in-depth about Georgia auto rates and insurers. Professor Diamond is a practicing litigation attorney who specializes in insurance law and related matters and teaches Insurance Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School…. Read More

AJMLS Alumnus, Erik Provitt, Selected as a Georgia Housing Corps Fellow

Class of 2016 Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumnus, Erik Provitt, has been selected as a Georgia Housing Corps Fellow (GHC). GHC is a new Fellowship program designed to address the barriers to housing stability in rural and urban communities in Georgia. GHC is being launched by Equal Justice Works. Equal Justice Works is the nation’s… Read More

Alumna, Fallon McClure, Helps Bring Change to Georgia Communities at Spread the Vote

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumna, Fallon McClure, currently serves as the Georgia State Director for Spread the Vote. McClure graduated from AJMLS in 2014, and her path to Spread the Vote is an inspiring one to share. After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in History, McClure started in public service… Read More

2019 Alumnus, Captain Bryan Dayton, First Attorney Sworn Into the Bar of the Georgia Supreme Court Virtually

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates 2019 alumnus, Captain Bryan Dayton, for his momentous swearing-in this morning to the Bar of the Georgia Supreme Court. Capt. Dayton is currently with the Georgia Army National Guard and works with U.S Army Europe Command. He is deployed to Germany where he plans joint training missions with… Read More

State Bar of Georgia President Reappoints Professor Van Detta to Serve on the Formal Advisory Opinion Board For Tenth Consecutive Two-Year Term

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) Professor Jeffrey A. Van Detta was reappointed by State Bar of Georgia President Hon. J. Antonio “Tony” DelCampo to serve on the State Bar’s Formal Advisory Opinion Board (FAOB or “the Board”) for the tenth consecutive two-year term in June 2023. In 2005, Professor Van Detta became AJMLS’s first Representative to the FAOB…. Read More

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law Establishes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is proud to announce it has formally established the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. The Committee was created early June 2020 by Dean Jace C. Gatewood and is Chaired by both Professor Kathleen Burch and Professor Erika Walker-Cash. The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee advises the Dean on equity,… Read More

Georgia Bar Exam News, Graduating Students Workshops, and Bar Preparation Information

Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success It is hard to believe that the bar exam is already on the horizon, but remember that July is only a few months away. There have been many questions about whether the Georgia Bar Exam will be in-person or administered remotely, and today the Georgia… Read More

Alumnus, Ethan Pham, First Appointed Vietnamese-American Judge in Georgia

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates Ethan Pham, Class of 2013, for his recent appointment as associate municipal judge in Morrow, Georgia. Pham was unanimously appointed by Morrow City Council at its July 24 meeting and sworn in today, August 14, 2018. Pham is part of a very exclusive club: he is the third… Read More

AJMLS Student Contributed to Article Published in the Georgia Bar Journal

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (“AJMLS”) 3L student, Kendra Livingston, recently contributed to the writing of an article that was published in the December 2016 Georgia Bar Journal. An electronic copy of the article, entitled No Vacation: Top Criminal Defense Attorneys Travel to Tbilisi, can be found here and by clicking to page 32. A special… Read More

2010 Alumna, Alpa Amin, Named Executive Director for Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates Alpa Amin, Class of 2010, for her recent promotion. As of January 1, 2021, Amin will become the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network’s new Executive Director. At AJMLS, Amin was a founder of the Immigration Law Society, research assistant to Judge Renata Turner (former Director, then Associate Dean… Read More

Winter preLaw Magazine Names Atlanta’s John Marshall Among Best Law Schools for Diversity

Providing a diverse learning environment for students is important to the faculty and administration at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS). While this diversity enriches the academic environment, it also challenges the law school to meet the educational needs of students, many of whom are either returning to the rigors of an academic experience, or… Read More

Hands-Free Georgia Act

Let’s save some lives Before we outline the specifics, let’s cover the why. Heads UP Georgia hit the nail on the head when they explained our state has seen significant increases in vehicle traffic crashes, fatalities, and bodily injury, and that these incidents are a clear indication of driver inattention. Other states that have passed… Read More

Professor Mears Discusses Ethics at Georgia Public Defenders Council Lecture

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, as well as a learning tool on the Council’s YouTube channel. The one-hour lecture has… Read More

Meet the Georgia YLD

The State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division (Georgia YLD) will be at AJMLS to introduce our Law School to their organization. They will have a panel discussion with all attending students regarding how you can get involved as a law school student, what your membership in YLD means upon passing the Georgia Bar, and… Read More

AJMLS Alumnus Successfully Argues in Front of Supreme Court of Georgia

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and 2008 graduate, David Willingham, successfully argued a reversal in front of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in Zilke v. Georgia on June 20, 2016. Willingham’s client, Bajrodin Zilke, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and several… Read More

AJMLS Alumna Named Co-Editor of Georgia YLD Newsletter

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna and 2011 graduate, Heather Riggs, was recently named Co-Editor of The YLD Review. The YLD is the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division’s newsletter. Riggs is the owner of MindMeld Marketing in Atlanta. MindMeld Marketing concentrates on providing assistance to clients with website content, blogging and social media…. Read More

AJMLS Hosts State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program for Third Consecutive Year

AJMLS  is proud to have once again hosted the two-week State Bar of Georgia Diversity High School Pipeline Program which brings high school students together for classes and real-life experiences.  This year’s class of 16 spent each morning in classes for training in grammar, writing, speech and library usage.  Afternoons were spent visiting law firms… Read More

Georgia Bar Celebrates 100 Years of Women in the Profession

Alumna and 2011 AJMLS graduate Virginia (Ginger) Arnold recently had the honor of taking part in a panel discussion during the State of Georgia YLD Women in the Profession Committee’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s admission in to the practice of law. The event took place at the State Bar Headquarters earlier this… Read More

Nine AJMLS Alumni Elected to Serve State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) congratulates its nine alumni that were recently elected to serve the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors. *The State Bar of Georgia is governed by a 160-member Board of Governors. The Board controls and administers the affairs of the State Bar. Members of the Board of Governors are… Read More

Dr. Ortega Leads Training for Georgia Association of Legal Externships

Several years ago, Georgia law schools formed GALE, the Georgia Association of Legal Externships. GALE has worked hard to standardize policies and practices for the supervision of externs in their field placements. Every year, the Georgia Association of Legal Externships hosts an annual Supervising Attorney training designed to help externship supervisors and their organization get… Read More

July 2020 Georgia Bar Exam Postponed

In the light of the uncertainty about the duration of the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Georgia and throughout the United States and the extent to which public health may require the continuation for several months of measures to impede the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and after consultation with the Department of Public Health,… Read More

Professor Suparna Malempati Named Area Vice President for Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professor Suparna Malempati has joined the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) as area Vice President for Fulton County beginning in January 2016.  GACDL is a statewide association that supports criminal defense attorneys in their fight to advocate and protect the rights of the accused.  GACDL is the largest member supported statewide criminal defense… Read More

Assistant Dean Ortega and Professor Malempati Present at 2015 Georgia Conference on Children and Families

Assistant Dean Ortega and Professor Malempati of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School presented at the 2015 Georgia Conference on Children and Families (GCCF) held in Augusta, Georgia October 21-23, 2015. The GCCF is the largest annual interdisciplinary event in Georgia designed to bring together the community that serves children and families, including child advocacy, juvenile justice,… Read More

March Georgia MPRE

The MPRE is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The examination is administered three times per year at established test centers across the country. The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. For MPRE Registration Information, go to the website of the National Conference… Read More

August Georgia MPRE

The MPRE is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The examination is administered three times per year at established test centers across the country. The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. For MPRE Registration Information, go to the website of the National Conference… Read More

November Georgia MPRE

The MPRE is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The examination is administered three times per year at established test centers across the country. The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. For MPRE Registration Information, go to the website of the National Conference… Read More

AJMLS 1L Writing Classes Tour Supreme Court of Georgia

While the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumni were sitting for the February Bar Exam, the first year writing program students were touring the Supreme Court of Georgia and engaging in a mock oral argument experience. The legal writing program trains all students in the structure of the U.S. legal system, hierarchy of legal authority,… Read More

Former Chief Medical Examiner for State of Georgia Speaks to AJMLS Students

Dr. Kris Sperry, Retired Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia, spoke to students in Professor Michael Mears’ Advanced Evidence class on Monday, March 7, 2016 about forensic pathology and autopsies. Having served the State of Georgia as the Chief Medical Examiner for over 18 years, Dr. Sperry offered an unrivaled learning experience for Atlanta’s… Read More

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

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 students in the litigation of an actual ACLU case; Civil Liberties: Legislation has students working… Read More

AJMLS Professor and Staff Member Elected to the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Georgia

Michael Oeser, Associate Professor and Bridgett Ortega, Assistant Director of the Office of Pro Bono and Experiential Learning were elected to the ACLU of Georgia’s Board of Directors at the November 10th Annual Meeting. Professor Oeser and Mrs. Ortega join Professor Kathleen Burch who has served on the ACLU Board for the past two years… Read More

Adequate Public Education: Georgia’s Report Card

On February 24, 2010, the John Marshall Law Journal hosted its Annual Symposium entitled, “Adequate Public Education: Georgia’s Report Card.” In honor of its out-going faculty advisor, the John Marshall Law Journal opened the event by designating the Annual Symposium to be The Dean Robert J. D`Agostino Law Journal Symposium in perpetuity. The Symposium featured… Read More

Adequate Public Education: Georgia’s Report Card

On February 24, 2010, the John Marshall Law Journal hosted its Annual Symposium entitled, “Adequate Public Education: Georgia’s Report Card.” In honor of its out-going faculty advisor, the John Marshall Law Journal opened the event by designating the Annual Symposium to be The Dean Robert J. D`Agostino Law Journal Symposium in perpetuity. The Symposium featured… Read More

AJMLS Alumnus Dustin Hightower Elected to Georgia Legislature

The Alumni Office would like to congratulate Dustin “Dusty” Hightower (’08) on his most recent accomplishment! On January 3, 2012, Dusty was elected to represent District 68 in the Georgia Legislature. He joins fellow AJMLS alumni in the Legislature, Senator Ronald Ramsey (’92), and Representatives Stephen Allison (’96), Alex Atwood (’93), Douglas Collins (’08) and… Read More