“The facts are crucial,” said Ellie Miller (J.D. ’18) about the work she did last summer while interning for a litigation firm. During the first year of law school, however, students typically read the facts as provided in casebooks, so they can appear static.
“In practice, the facts come in different forms and can change… more »
All Georgia State law students must take Lawyering Advocacy in the spring semester of their second year. The course is taught in small sections of 12 students by a practicing lawyer, with students handling two cases.
The first, a civil dispute, takes the students from client interviewing, initial pleadings and discovery, to briefing and arguing… more »
The Start Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is an intensive 14-week accelerator program for micro-entrepreneurs (businesses with up to four employees) in the Clarkston and East Lake Atlanta communities. The program also enables Cass Brewer’s tax students to gain experience working with clients on a pro bono basis.
The program helps businesses—ranging from those providing… more »
In her work at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tameka Lester, associate director and clinical assistant professor, assists low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, often because forms are filled out incorrectly or claims that aren’t valid. Though her daily job is a form of giving back, Lester wanted to… more »
The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State University College of Law. Join us as we reflect back on the achievements made by the clinic. Registration for the event opens in July.
ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law’s part-time program jumped three spaces to No. 11 in a three-school tie in U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings, out of 79 accredited programs, in the annual graduate rankings released March 14. Overall, the college dropped from No. 57 to No. 65 in a seven-school tie, but remained at… more »
The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program provides two types of services for clients.
The Pro Se Assistance Project Center
The Pro Se Assistance Project Center (“PAP Center”), staffed by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys and law students, provides free legal guidance through 20-minute consultations to individuals who are considering bankruptcy or who are representing themselves in the… more »
Through the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases, from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. Students are responsible for every aspect of their cases, including client interviews, preparation of… more »
The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) gives law students the opportunity to meet Atlanta area bankruptcy judges, attorneys and trustees, while the students work with clients on bankruptcy cases. In the BAPP, students help clients deal with challenges in bankruptcy.