Third-year student has article accepted for publication into Albany Government Law Review


Roland Weekley, a third-year law student, recently had his article “Powder Keg: Lack of Standards in Reviewing Second Amendment Cases” accepted for publication into the Albany Government Law Review. His article argues that the Supreme Court's refusal to set a standard of review for Second Amendment cases in District of Columbia v. Heller has led to a circuit split on which level of scrutiny courts should apply in such cases. He also argues that the Supreme Court needs to readdress the issue and settle which scrutiny level should apply because circuits are beginning to create their own tests in contradiction to Heller.

”Roland is a diligent student committed to the development of the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the practice of law,” said Professor Karen Sneddon. “He is a thoughtful and deliberate writer. His article will be of interest to many.”

Weekley received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Korean Studies from the University of London. He currently works as a law clerk for the Bibb County District Attorney's Office. Weekley is a member of the Mercer Law Review, The W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, has served as the president of Project Equality and the treasurer of the Business & Tax Law Society. He previously interned for Judge Philip T. Raymond, III, Bibb County Superior Court and Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, Georgia Supreme Court. He spent several years as an English instructor in Seoul Korea where he taught beginner through advanced level skill courses.