Experiential Learning

College Gets $590,000 Grant to Assess Legal Protections in Genomic Research

Georgia State University College of Law faculty members Leslie E. Wolf and Erin Fuse Brown and three graduate research assistants, Ryan Kerr (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), Genevieve Razick (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’15), and Greg Tanner (J.D./M.H.S.A. ’16), are conducting research to assess the legal protections afforded research participants in genomic… more »

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 »

Summer 2015 IP Program in Washington, D.C.

Posted On January 26, 2015

Through the Summer 2015 IP Program in Washington, D.C., students can do an unpaid externship at either the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or the U.S. Copyright Office.

Students will be required to work 40 hours per week for nine weeks, beginning on Monday, June 8. In addition, all students will be required to… 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 »

Chang (J.D. ’14) Bridges Gaps Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

December Graduates Reunite With Mentors For Celebration

The sixth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon began with a high five and a warm hug for Brittne Ballenger (J.D. ’14). The graduate’s mentor and Associate Professor of Law Tanya Washington complimented her on a job well done. Ballenger completed her juris doctor in four years and already has a job in… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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HeLP Clinic Recognized Among Nation’s Top Innovative Clinics

Georgia State University College of Law’s Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic has been named among the most innovative law school clinics in the nation by National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine. The clinic was one of 10 runners-up.

The program, created by Associate Clinical Professors Lisa Radtke… more »

Free Legal Clinic for Veterans Officially Opens

Georgia State University College of Law and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps celebrated Veterans Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans on campus.

“It is a great pleasure to be able to dedicate this clinic,” said Roy M. Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of law and one… more »