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Winners of IP Student Writing Competition Announced

ATLANTA – Brian J. Focarino of William & Mary Law School has been awarded the first prize in Georgia State University College of Law’s fourth annual Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition.

Focarino was one of 30 entries in the competition, which asks law students to submit papers that address legal issues and challenges… more »

85 Park Place: It’s Like Hogwarts, But Not Quite as Magical

There are certain features of 85 Park Place that one can easily draw comparisons to those of the wizarding school in the Harry Potter universe.

Library Restricted Section – I can’t walk past the Rare Book Room on the Fifth Floor without immediately thinking of the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. I’m… more »

56th Miller Lecture: Internet Revolutionized Creativity, Changing IP Law

“The Internet fundamentally changed Intellectual Property,” said Mark Lemley, author, legal scholar and director of the Law, Science and Technology program at Stanford Law School, during Georgia State University College of Law’s 56th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 17.

Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law, discussed “Intellectual Property in… more »

15 Second-Year Students Set to Sworn In Under New Student Practice Rule

MARIETTA, Ga. — Justice P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia will swear in 15 Georgia State University College of Law second-year students and one third-year student under the newly revised Student Practice Rule at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Courtroom 7700 of the Cobb County Superior Courthouse, Seventh floor, 70 Haynes… more »

Capital Defender Clinic Students Carry Full Load of Cases

Capital Defender Clinic students experienced a wide range of successes and rewarding learning opportunities over the last year, carrying a full load of pre-trial death penalty cases and direct appeals.

The clinic places students within a team of professionals providing cutting-edge representation to some of the most damaged and vulnerable clients… more »

Study Abroad in Brazil Over Spring Break

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is excited to announce an opportunity for students to study abroad over spring break in two cities in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.  This program is offered in connection with the spring… more »

Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program Students Help Clients Achieve Fresh Start

In bankruptcy class, students learn the concept of the “fresh start,” said Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor and organizer of the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.). “Fresh start is the notion that an individual will be able to go through bankruptcy and emerge with a fresh start on their financial… more »

Externship Program Adds Mandatory Seminar Class

Beginning this fall, the Lawyering Skills Externship Program is offering a new one-credit hour, graded seminar designed for first-time externship students.

This mandatory seminar will supplement the three-credit hour pass/fail externship course required of all externship students. In the seminar, first-time externship students will use their fieldwork experiences as a springboard to foster… more »

Justin Babino

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Experience Prepared Me for Summer Clerkship

I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the HeLP Legal Services Clinic instructors and for the intern opportunity with the clinic because it helped prepare me for my summer law clerkship at the Atlanta Law Group.

For example, weekly supervision meetings and a comprehensive mid-semester review where my supervising attorney provided… more »

Message from the Director of Experiential Education Lisa Radtke Bliss

Today, Georgia State Law students have more choices of courses than ever that help develop them as professionals. Georgia State Law has the largest number of law students statewide who are registered with the Office of Bar Admissions under the new Student Practice Rule of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The rule allows… more »