“The Student Trial Lawyers Association has built up my conﬁdence and has developed and honed skills that no classroom could ever teach me.”
Pamela Peynado (J.D. ’14)
The Georgia State University Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) gives our students an opportunity to gain experience in a courtroom setting through participation in national competitions. The program… more »
Co-curricular activities are an integral part of the Georgia State Law experience. They can help you take your legal education and experience to the next level. Georgia State Law maintains three co-curricular student programs that rely heavily on legal scholarship and competition. They include Law Review, Moot Court and Student Trial Lawyers Association. All provide… more »
When Georgia State Law celebrated its 25th anniversary, the faculty, students and staff pledged 25,000 hours of pro bono service. We proudly accomplished this goal in 2009. We didn’t stop there, however. We continue encouraging student involvement through our Pro Bono Recognition Program.
Pro bono activities include not only those that ensure adequate legal services… more »
The litigation program is an area of excellence for Georgia State Law. Trial advocacy has several components. Our required Lawyering Advocacy course, which we offer each spring, teaches students the basic skills of trial work in small seminar groups. Instructors are local practitioners who assign intensive writing and simulation exercises… more »
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Georgia State Law Externship Program. The training and mentorship that site supervisors give our students better prepares them to be ethical, responsible and effective lawyers. Our site supervisors provide students with a significant educational experience and one-on-one mentoring.
Students in our Externship Program experience tremendous learning opportunities outside the classroom. Externships provide students with practical skills and substantive training while they earn course credit.
Through externships, students gain great insight into the operation of the legal system and develop a heightened sense of professional responsibility. Students are paired… more »
The Capital Defender Clinic provides Georgia State Law students with an unforgettable opportunity to be part of a defense team for the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender, the agency representing indigent defendants statewide who face death penalty trials or are on direct appeal from death sentences. Students focus heavily on the real… more »
The Metro Growth Center’s dual degree program allows graduate students the opportunity to simultaneously earn a juris doctorate from Georgia State University and a master of city and regional planning degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.
The J.D./M.C.R.P. provides students a broader educational experience, preparing them to deal effectively with the inter-related planning and legal… more »