Experiential Learning

Professors Receive Top Honors at Annual University Faculty Awards

At the Georgia State University annual faculty awards on May 10, several members of the Georgia State Law faculty, Natsu Saito, Tanya Washington and Lisa Radtke Bliss, earned top honors.

Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… more »

‘Professor Blasi’s Primary Goal Has Been Students’

Blasi Retiring After 30 Years

In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.

The director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Blasi joined the… more »

Donohue (J.D. ’16) Advises To Learn and Do While at the College

For as long as he can remember, Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) wanted to go to law school. He grew up with great mentors who were attorneys and interned with Federal Judge Anthony A. Alaimo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia during his senior year of high… more »

Gift of Gab and Desire To Give Back Led Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) to Law

Growing up, Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) always was involved in some type of advocacy, but it wasn’t until an undergraduate professor told her she was good at talking, that she considered a future in law.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: Georgia State University Sports Arena,… more »

Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16) Seeks to Resolve Disputes

“Going after what I am really passionate about helped me most on this journey. I feel like it’s a risk, because in a way you’re going outside of the box…but at the same time the J.D. gives you so much power, you just have to trust yourself and work hard,” said Sasan Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16).

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Dr. Valentine Pursues J.D./M.S.H.A. To Bridge Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then Turks and Caicos Islands, before becoming a Georgia resident and a Georgia State University student.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13: Georgia State University Sports Arena, 125 Decatur St., Atlanta… more »

Aimee Maxwell (M.Ed. ’83, J.D. ’87) Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Public service involves making a choice to embrace the needs of others at some sacrifice to oneself and in Aimee Maxwell we honor someone who made such a choice,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law at the the 2016 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony… more »

Lisa Radtke Bliss

From the Director: Experiential Learning at Georgia State Law

The most powerful learning for law students occurs when they are able to link theory and practice. Georgia State Law students receive a strong foundation in academics, blended with practical skills education throughout the three years of law school. Our experiential curriculum allows students to become immersed in the practice of law through… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Score Two Big Disability Wins

Ryan Behndleman (J.D. ’16) and Ryan Bozarth (J.D. ’16), won two Social Security disability cases for their clients, two children with significant medical disabilities, in the fall while working with the Georgia State Law Heath Law Partnership Clinic. Both children were previously denied disability benefits.

Their first case involved a toddler… more »

Improv in the Negotiations Classroom Pays Off

When Professor Charity Scott explains her plans to incorporate improv techniques into her Negotiations course, students typically respond with skepticism and apprehension.

Improv Tactics

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, shared these key improv skills, which she finds useful in developing as a lawyer and going through life:

Say “yes,… more »