Experiential Learning

October 2016 Update from the Associate Dean of Experiential Education

“Georgia State University graduates receive excellent practical training. We love to hire them!”

A partner in a local law firm told me this when we ran into one another at a recent event.  Although this is a statement that I and many other Georgia State Law professors have heard for years, it was nice to… more »

Externship Seminar Marries Leadership, Lawyering Effectiveness to Promote Professional Identity

Now in its second year, the Externship Program’s required seminar for first-time externs facilitates each student’s deliberate exploration of their professional identity as a future lawyer, said Kendall Kerew, Externship Program director and assistant clinical professor, who developed the seminar using the concept of lawyer as leader and the essential competencies… more »

New Center for Access to Justice to Highlight Problems Within Justice System

Georgia State University College of Law has established the Center for Access to Justice, a regional and national base for the study of issues relating to access to criminal and civil justice for those with limited financial means.

Similar centers exist across the United States, but there are none in the Southeast region.

“There… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Students Successfully Mediate Case Telephonically

Georgia State Law students participating in the Investor Advocacy Clinic represent investors in all aspects of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration proceedings, from initial client interviews through arbitration hearings, including telephonic mediation.

The terms of the standard agreement between brokers and their customers requires investors to arbitrate most claims before FINRA.… more »

HeLP: Improving the Wellbeing of Atlanta’s Vulnerable Kids

The social, economic and physical conditions in which chronically ill or disabled children live can be detrimental to improving their health. The Health Law Partnership (HeLP), an interdisciplinary collaboration between lawyers and medical professionals, has been helping low-income children in Atlanta overcome these challenges and improve their health and wellbeing for the last… more »

James Mitchell

Mitchell Joins HeLP Legal Services Clinic as Supervising Attorney

James “Jimmy” Mitchell has joined the HeLP Legal Services Clinic as a supervising attorney and brings a wealth of legal practice and research experience to his new role. Most recently, he was employed as an associate with Nall & Miller LLP. He defended both national and local corporations in governmental liability, constitutional law,… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Partners with Secretary of State Office on Investor Education

Beginning this semester, Georgia State University College of Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic is partnering with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office to enhance investor education in Georgia.

“Our partnership is driven by the need for improved and more highly visible investor education,” stated Secretary Kemp. “We want to provide Georgians with dynamic resources that… more »

Samantha Jose (J.D. '17)

Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) Wins CLEA Outstanding Student Award

The Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) awarded Samantha Jose (J.D. ’17) its Outstanding Student Award.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Tameka E. Lester nominated Jose for the award, which honors one student per law school who has excelled in a… more »

Powell (J.D. ’99) Elected Chair of State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section

Bonnie Powell (J.D. ’99), director of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic, serves as the chair of the State Bar of Georgia Dispute Resolution Section, which promotes and facilitates negotiation, mediation, arbitration and methods other than traditional litigation for the resolution of legal disputes.

Powell has worked with the section and its chairs for… more »

Behind the Scenes of the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Participating in the Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic has been one of the most valuable learning experiences at Georgia State Law.

The program lasts two semesters. Students receive mediation training in the beginning of the fall semester. Then they practice mediation for a couple of weeks with more experienced co-mediators before they mediate on their own… more »