Georgia State University College of Law
In my experience, leadership opportunities at Georgia State University greatly enriched my development as a future attorney. With more than 25 student organizations, there is an interest area to fit every student. But beyond the particular interest affiliation, there's the opportunity to work with faculty, meet alumni and network with the legal community.
Soon after starting law school, I began volunteering for the Street Law program, which provides outreach to high school students. As a result, I have been invited to speak at large law firms and have been connected with Street Law advocates internationally. Additionally, my experience as Student Bar Association President, an editor on the Law Review, and involvement in other student organizations have allowed me to work closely with faculty and the legal community, expanding opportunities to work on nationally recognized projects and improving my employment prospects.
I encourage every student to get involved in the dedicated organizations at GSU, not only because doing so will better prepare you for practice, but because it will make your experience enjoyable and unforgettable.
My experience as a law student at the Georgia State's College of Law was first-rate. The mentoring and support I received from so many outstanding instructors made a tremendous difference and helped me develop skills that have served me well as a litigator.
The school also provided very practical and exciting hands-on learning opportunities. My internship with the Georgia Supreme Court was one of the highlights of my law school experience, and the Summer Academy in International Commercial Arbitration in Linz, Austria, was a great exposure to international law. The lawyerly skills courses, including advanced evidence, and opportunities to participate in local, regional and national trial and appellate competitions were tremendously valuable.
The skills I learned in law school have allowed me to excel professionally and to also give back, through pro bono work, to worthy causes and the less fortunate. I am proud to have earned my law degree at such a truly wonderful institution.
The real advantage that Georgia State Law offered me as a student was the flexibility of being able to attend day or night – not to mention being a first-rate law school that places its graduates at the best firms in town. It's very accessible. The faculty is talented and approachable, too – not only great teachers and good lawyers but great people.
The College of Law also does a great job of providing a legal education that combines the theoretical and the practical. Graduates hit the ground running and are ready to practice on day one.
It's important to me as a Georgia State Law graduate to give back to the law school for the opportunity it gave me. Graduates are welcomed into a built-in support group of alumni who can help them network and give them a strong sense of community.
As a student liaison, the one question that I am guaranteed to be asked by prospective students is, "Why did you choose Georgia State." My response – "Is there another choice?" I could not be happier with my decision to attend GSU. Aside from being the youngest law school in the top 100 nationally ranked schools, and one of the best values of any school in the nation, GSU has top-notch professors who produce top-notch attorneys.
Attending Georgia State is by far one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only am I receiving a great education, I have made some amazing friends and have had the chance to rub elbows with some pretty important people along the way. This past summer, I had the chance to visit Europe by participating in one of the College of Law's summer abroad programs. No experience in my life has come close to studying while traveling the world and seeing places that I never imagined seeing. So now I ask, "Why not Georgia State?"