fall update- Lisa Bliss

Fall 2017 Update from the Associate Dean for Experiential Education

This past year, Georgia State Law’s experiential and professional programming has continued to flourish through new courses, programs, innovative teaching and exemplary service. Half a dozen of our clinicians are engaged in professional leadership activities that further the interests of clinical legal education.

Their engagement not only serves the profession, but also improves their scholarship and teaching. Moreover, our clinicians continue to receive awards for their teaching and service. Our Externship director, Kendall Kerew, received the David Maleski Teaching Award for her creative design of a new externship seminar.

Bill Timm, associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, was honored by our university with the George M. Sparks Award, which recognizes individuals who exemplify a willingness to go the extra mile with good humor and perseverance. These are two examples of the kind of clinicians who teach students at Georgia State University.

In this newsletter, you will learn more about their work, as well as learn about how the talented Professor Andi Curcio incorporates experiential learning into Civil Procedure, a course that invites practicing attorneys to assist in giving students immediate feedback on their performances, and how Professor Megan Boyd incorporates experiential learning into her new course in Animal Law.

Our Center for Access to Justice is leading in Access to Justice activities and programming, including creating an Access to Justice Map, hosting Stephen Bright at its inaugural Public Interest Keynote, and partnering with multiple organizations to connect students with pro bono opportunities.

Finally, the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year with a reception featuring clinic alumni, faculty and members of the bench, bar, medical profession and community to reflect on 10 years of interdisciplinary education and service. The clinic created a video of reflections on the past 10 years. Watch the video>>

Georgia State is known for its successful clinics and externships, and for infusing experiential education throughout the curriculum. Our students enjoy having choices that allow them to gain practical knowledge in preparation for the practice of law and to explore possibilities for future careers. We hope you enjoy learning more about our work.

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