Experiential Learning

Practice-Based Learning

Posted On July 6, 2015

Georgia State Law’s innovative, practice-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to learn about the law by linking theory and practice in context. Through our award-winning in-house clinics, students represent clients and deepen their knowledge and skills while providing needed legal services to those who cannot afford to pay. Students in our external clinics, externships and practice-based courses explore different practice environments and areas of law, expand their knowledge and illuminate their professional interests while increasing their understanding of the legal profession.

International Perspectives Course Features Week in Istanbul

Seven students in the International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy course spent their spring break week in Istanbul attending lectures and experiencing site visits, designed to teach land use planning, historic preservation, diaster preparedness, environmental law and policy and growth management.

The course attracts graduate students from across the university interested… more »

Urban Fellows Delve Into Metropolitan Growth Issues

Urban Fellows students had a unique opportunity to learn about urban planning and development issues around Atlanta by attending lectures on topics such as:

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Vision for Atlanta by Douglas Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission executive director Future Development at Georgia State University by Ramesh… more »

Congratulations to 2015-16 New Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 20 new Urban Fellows to its program for 2015-16.

The Urban Fellows program was one reason Ian Michael Rogers (J.D. ’17) chose Georgia State Law. “I knew I wanted a law school that provided distinct opportunities to explore… more »

Court Interpreter Exposes Law Students to Hispanic Culture

The Hispanic Student Bar Association focuses on spreading awareness of the Hispanic culture within Georgia State College of Law and the legal community—teaching law students to speak Spanish plays a big part in this initiative.

“If you’re working in immigration law or workers compensation, or even personal injury law, it’s advantageous to speak Spanish because… more »

King v. Burwell Tests the U.S. Supreme Court’s Reputation

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »

STLA Team Wins AAJ Regional Competition

Georgia State University College of Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition on March 22. The team advances to the national tournament to face the other regional champions on April 16 in Pittsburgh.

Kevan Dorsey (J.D. ’16), Terrell Thomas (J.D. ’15),… more »

Georgia State Law Sweeps the Intrastate Moot Court Competition

Georgia State University College of Law students captured the top positions at the Intrastate Moot Court Competition on March 27-28. The annual competition has a rich history rooted in rivalry, as two teams from each of Georgia’s six law schools, Emory University, University of Georgia, Mercer University, Georgia State University, John… more »