Clinics

Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic

Posted On January 20, 2017

The Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic is yearlong clinical course taught in partnership with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. Students have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of children and adults with disabilities in special education cases, administrative proceedings, and potential federal litigation.

Olmstead is the most important U.S. Supreme Court decision for… more »

HeLP Provides MLP Model for Other Schools, including ones in Macon, S.C.

In 2014, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 352, authorizing government funding of medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) that meet specific standards and making Georgia the second state after New York to endorse MLPs. Health Legislation and Advocacy students at Georgia State Law helped draft the bill under the direction of Sylvia B. Caley (M.B.A. ’86,… more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

HeLP Clinic Experience Reinforces Practice of Law Is Service to Others

In an environment where most classes focus on distilling about 60 cases into three-sentence summaries, the HeLP Clinic provides students with a reminder that the law isn’t just a means of protecting deep pockets. At its best, it’s a safe haven for people with no pockets at all.

Enrolling in the clinic provided the… more »