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February 2014 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Robert A. Schapiro

Dean Schapiro on how recent federal rulings affect Georgia gay marriage ban

In the last two weeks of February, 2014, Federal district judges threw out constitutional bans on gay marriage in two states: Virginia and Texas. Dean Schapiro spoke on whether the rulings in Virginia and Texas have any implications for Georgia.

Timothy R. Holbrook

Holbrook in WSJ on effect of Arizona religious freedom bill veto

Timothy Holbrook joins the the WSJ News Hub to discuss Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a controversial service-refusal bill and the impact on other states as well as marriage-equality laws.

Timothy R. Holbrook

Holbrook for CNN, not all patent trolls are demons

The White House called on Congress to pass legislation to combat patent trolls, known less pejoratively as "patent assertion entities." Critics suggest that trolls create a drag on innovation by diverting resources to litigation.

Emory Law ranked among top schools for practical training

Emory Law ranked among top schools for practical training

The National Jurist has unveiled its first honor roll of law schools that deliver practical training. The magazine will honor 60 schools in the March issue of The National Jurist and the Spring issue of preLaw magazine.

National Jurist ranks Emory among top 25 schools for public interest law

National Jurist ranks Emory among top 25 schools for public interest law

The National Jurist has announced 25 law schools that stand above and beyond the rest when it comes to public interest law.

Emory Law, and a 50-year pursuit of diversity in legal education

Emory Law, and a 50-year pursuit of diversity in legal education

In 1962, Emory won the legal right to integrate through a landmark Georgia Supreme Court decision. The School of Law is proud of the legacy the case carries, and diversity among law classes is a priority. But the concept of diversity is much broader than in the past.

Alexander Volokh

Volokh, can we fix public pensions California rule

This is the fourth post in a series on the ¿California rule¿ and constitutional protection of public-sector employee pensions, based on the White Paper I¿ve written for the Federalist Society.

Carter on foster care privatization, not necessarily right for our children

Carter on foster care privatization, not necessarily right for our children

Most of Georgia's child welfare system would be dismantled and turned over to private companies under a new bill introduced this week by Senate lawmakers.

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans featured in Georgia Bar Journal

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans featured in Georgia Bar Journal

In his second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln recognized that our nation should "care for him [and her] who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan." The needs of our veterans are significant today. There are more than 750,000 veterans in Georgia and more than 200,000 of this total live in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.