Law School Unplugged

Georgia State Law Named No. 1 Best Value School in United States by National Jurist

Georgia State University College of Law is the No. 1 “Best Value” law school, according to National Jurist. The college topped the list on National Jurist’s “Top 20 Best Value Law Schools” for 2017 and has been consistently ranked a best value school for 10 years.

“We are extremely proud to be named by National Jurist… more »

Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) On Serving as Mr. Georgia State University

Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) is a first-year student at Georgia State University College of Law and the 2016-17 Mr. Georgia State University. He will pass off his crown to the next Mr. GSU during halftime at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 21. Eugene majored in political science at Georgia State and served in various volunteer… more »

STLA Team Wins MockingBird Challenge Competition

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team of Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18), Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18), Casey Wilson (J.D. ’19) and Kevin Mathis (J.D. ’19), won the Mockingbird Challenge in Alabama. The team was coached by alums Cheryl Champion White (J.D. ’93) and Kevin Coleman (J.D. ’15). The program is supervised by Tom… more »

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 »

Student Organization Spotlight: National Lawyers Guild

Are you looking to join a student organization committed to defending civil and human rights?

Just look for the bright green hats.

There are more than 25 student organizations at Georgia State University College of Law, each one providing unique perspectives of the law and an opportunity to build relationships with Atlanta’s legal community.… 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 »

Hungry? No Problem with Lots of Great Restaurants Nearby

One of the perks of going to school in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is the abundance of great, local restaurants located within a walking distance of the law school. There are numerous inexpensive and tasty restaurants located just a couple blocks away from the college on Broad Street. Every day during lunchtime, the area… more »

Terrace Best Spot to Watch Aug. 21 Eclipse

On Aug. 21, students, staff, faculty and alumni gathered on the Sixth Floor Library terrace to watch the solar eclipse.

There was a lot of excitement leading up to the eclipse, people searched everywhere for the special eclipse glasses, public libraries handed them out and local businesses sold out of them way quicker than expected.

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Some Good Study Spots in 85 Park Place

As law students, we all spend a lot of time reading, writing outlines and studying in general but everyone has different preferences for where they do this.

Some students prefer to study at school in the Law Library, while others like their local coffee shop or their own home. I enjoy studying at the tables… more »

SBA Back-to-School Party and Other Events

The Student Bar Association (SBA) throws several events throughout the fall semester, the first of these events was a back-to-school party on Aug. 17. SBA events are open to everyone at the law school and they are a great way for first-years to meet students in different sections along with second-year and third-year… more »