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.

College Launches Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic This Fall

Georgia State University College of Law is expanding its student clinics to six with the addition of the new Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic at the Fulton County state and magistrate courts. The new clinic will open this fall.

“The comprehensive 28-hour training students receive to be certified as third-party neutrals in… more »

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits.

The increase does… more »

Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Posted On January 26, 2015

Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic students will mediate landlord/tenant disputes and other disputes later in the year, including cases handled in the State and Magistrate courts; particularly small claim civil issues such as disputes between neighbors, consumers and businesses and creditors and debtors. Assuming an agreement is reached during mediation, students will be responsible for drafting the… more »