Clinical Associate Professor Michael B. Shapiro has recently been named the Pre-Law Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni (CASA) Faculty Associate at Georgia State University. Shapiro is in his 19th year of teaching at the university level and beginning his 10th year in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, where he also serves as the undergraduate internship coordinator.
GSU is the state’s largest university, with more than 50,000 students across seven campuses. The new role will connect Shapiro with students from a wide variety of disciplines interested in seeking a law degree. Shapiro, who served as the faculty advisor to the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Student Association for many years, also serves as the faculty advisor to GSU’s Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, International, the largest professional law fraternity in the United States.
A graduate of Emory University (B.A., Political Science, 1978) and Emory University’s School of Law (J.D., 1981), Shapiro has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1981 and has been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1991. He served as Managing Partner of Fambrough and Shapiro, P.C. and Peters, Townsend, Shapiro and Wilson, P.A. before becoming the executive director of the Georgia Indigent Defense Council, the predecessor to the current Georgia Public Defender Council. He is a past president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the country’s second largest private criminal defense bar association and the Criminal Justice Association of Georgia.
Shapiro, who enjoys sailing and SCUBA diving, is married to Carolyn Sellinger Shapiro. The couple has two children, a son who majored in marketing at GSU and a daughter who double-majored in political science and psychology at Tulane, then earned her law degree at Emory University. The family belongs to Temple Kol Emeth in Marietta.
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