The Center for Access to Justice conducts and facilitates research to help identify and better understand the difficulties individuals face in navigating the justice system. Below are a few examples of the research projects underway or recently completed by the center and its student fellows.
In partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology’s more »
This four-hour CLE, featuring nationally recognized access to justice experts, will address access to justice challenges in federal forums for limited English proficient (LEP) persons and persons with disabilities. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees. Additional details and registration information forthcoming.
Eliminating Barriers to Justice IV When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Where: Knowles Conference Room,… more »
The Center for Access to Justice is launching a student Pro Bono Program to connect students with legal service opportunities. As part of this launch, the College of Law is updating how students record and report volunteer service hours. Students now report law-related volunteering separately from other volunteer service.
ABA Model Rule 6.1 encourages all lawyers to commit at least 50 hours per year to pro bono work. Georgia State Law’s Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition Program acknowledges the importance of this commitment by providing three levels of distinction for students who have completed at least 50 hours of pro bono… more »
Student proposals: Students who have suggestions for additional partnerships with existing organizations should submit their proposal using this form or by contacting the Pro Bono Program student director. At a minimum, the proposal must identify the host organization (and supervising attorney) and an area or project of interest, which will ideally involve a… more »
Log in to report your pro bono hours for Pro Bono & Public Service Recognition Program. Pro bono service consists of external, law-related service students render in the public interest and for the public good without receiving a fee or earning academic credit. Activities that qualify as pro bono include work… more »
The Center for Access to Justice facilitates Alternative Spring Break trips to provide Georgia State Law students the opportunity to spend a week immersed in a substantive area of law, while also engaging in pro bono legal service. Students work with licensed attorneys to receive training and guidance, gaining insight into some of the legal… more »
Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 15-19-51) prohibits law students (and other people who are not licensed attorneys) from giving legal advice without attorney supervision. This prohibition includes researching cases, drafting documents or providing any other legal assistance without attorney supervision.