Experiential Learning

Tax Clinic Students Participate in Inaugural IRS Pro Bono Day

Preparing for a case in tax court can be overwhelming for taxpayers – especially unrepresented ones. Many don’t know where to begin, but members of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic were able to help during the IRS Atlanta Office of Chief Counsel’s inaugural Pro Bono Day on Aug. 26.

The IRS… more »

Navratil (J.D. ’18), Anderson (J.D. ’18) Win State Bar Award for Access to Justice

Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18) and McKinley Anderson (J.D. ’18) received the State Bar of Georgia’s Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The award is open to all students enrolled in or graduating from an accredited Georgia law school and the all student groups of Georgia law schools and recognizes an individual law student… more »

Megan E. Boyd

New Animal Law Course Gives Students Experiential Opportunities

“What is animal law?” When Megan E. Boyd, instructor of law, tells people she teaches animal law, that’s almost always the first question she gets.

“Animal law touches almost every area of substantive law,” Boyd said. “Animal law is any area in which non-human animals play an important role.”

The background of most animal… more »

Experiential Learning In Civil Procedure

To help students understand how lawyers use procedural rules, throughout my Civil Procedure course, students engage in exercises that require them to synthesize and apply legal doctrine and procedural rules to “real-world” problems lawyers confront daily.

For example, after studying the applicable rules, students draft a complaint. They receive a factual memo, a police report,… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic to Present at Oct. 12 SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

Representatives from the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic will present to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee at its meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, in Washington, D.C.

Nicole G. Iannarone, clinic director and assistant clinical professor, and student intern Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18), will provide an… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

Phil the Squirrel Climbs to Freedom Thanks to Clinic Students

After a recent rain storm, Phil the Squirrel needed help. He had fallen down into the small patio outside Georgia State Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is located on the lower level of 85 Park Place and is surrounded by slick marble walls.

The poor squirrel was unable to escape… more »

‘Flipping the Classroom’ Enriches Clinical Seminar Courses, Lester Says

 Tameka E. Lester, clinical assistant professor and associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, took a unique approach to maximize clinic lectures and further engage students. She and her colleague in the clinic “flipped the classroom” by taking the lecture component online – for review before class.

“When… more »

Getting Creative in Corporations

Students get a hands-on approach navigating through the corporate life cycle of a hypothetical business in the Corporations class taught by Rob Weber, associate professor of law.

Working in small groups, students draft, edit and finalize various corporate documents throughout the semester. Each team would then present its document to the class in succession.

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Posted On August 18, 2017

Organization Office Officers Mindfulness in Law Society Mission:

To improve the mental health and well-being of Georgia State Law students through mindful practice. Mindful practice in this context includes secular meditation and mindfulness in all of its forms, and specifically mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) meditation techniques and yoga.

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