Owe the IRS Money? Here’s What to Do

Tax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

Owing the IRS – especially when you don’t have… more »

Iannarone Named Director of Investor Advocacy Clinic

Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, was named director of the Investor Advocacy Clinic in January. She served as assistant clinical professor overseeing and creating the clinic since 2013.

“I’m excited for the successes the clinic has had and am honored to serve as director,” Iannarone… more »

Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic Starting Fall Semester

This fall, Georgia State Law will open the Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic in partnership with Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. The yearlong off-site clinic will be taught by the Disability Integration Project’s director, Talley Wells, who will serve as clinic director.

The clinic focuses on advocacy arising… more »

Afield New Director of Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

W. Edward “Ted’ Afield joined Georgia State University College of Law as the director of the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and an associate clinical professor of law in January. Afield is transitioning under director and founder Ron Blasi, the… more »

Georgia State Law Ranked 57 in 2017 U.S. News Rankings

ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law held steady in U.S. News & World Report rankings at 57 in a three-school tie, out of 196 schools, in the annual graduate rankings released March 16. Georgia State Law was at No. 56 last year.

“We are proud of our standing among U.S. law schools… more »

Capital Defender Clinic Students Carry Full Load of Cases

Capital Defender Clinic students experienced a wide range of successes and rewarding learning opportunities over the last year, carrying a full load of pre-trial death penalty cases and direct appeals.

The clinic places students within a team of professionals providing cutting-edge representation to some of the most damaged and vulnerable clients… more »

Justin Babino

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Experience Prepared Me for Summer Clerkship

I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for the HeLP Legal Services Clinic instructors and for the intern opportunity with the clinic because it helped prepare me for my summer law clerkship at the Atlanta Law Group.

For example, weekly supervision meetings and a comprehensive mid-semester review where my supervising attorney provided… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Helps Small Investors

Students at Georgia State Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic work with small investors who were improperly advised to engage in risky options trading strategies, retirees advised to purchase unnecessary variable annuities with high fees and no benefits, and investors who were not properly appraised of investment risks.

The Investor Advocacy Clinic assists clients in… more »

Clark Cunningham

Transition to Practice Incorporates Legal Ethics in Second-Year Course

Starting this fall, Georgia State University College of Law offers an experiential course, Transition to Practice, for rising second-year students to take advantage of the amended Georgia Student Practice Rule.

The six-credit hour course satisfies the college’s Professional Responsibility requirement and immerses students in the dynamics of actual practice immediately after the first… more »

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.