Students Win Outstanding Advocate, Outstanding Brief at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »

The Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series

The Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series is supported by the Loridans Foundation and is named for Henry J. Miller, a partner with Alston & Bird for more than 50 years.

The late Henry J. Miller was a magna cum laude graduate of Emory University and a 1929 graduate of the Harvard University Law School. He was… more »

‘Investing in Your Future’ Series Touts Importance of Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Social Justice

A new lunch and learn series, “Investing in Your Future,” instructs students on how to develop their professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement and promoting social justice.

Investing in Your Future: Stepping Up:Promoting Fairness and Social Justice When: Noon, Tuesday, April 18 Where: Room 342

The third installment in the series, “Stepping Up:… more »

Dodson: Reforming Criminal Justice System Starts with Addressing Racism Within It

The criminal justice system is racist, and until that is addressed, we will continue to have a system that doesn’t work, said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 keynote.

“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic Helps Shape Regulations Via Comment Letters

When the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) considers adopting a rule — or amending an existing one — that will govern an aspect of the relationship between brokers and investors or their employers, it solicits comments from practitioners and the public.

As part of its mission of serving regular investors, Georgia State Law’s more »

Spring 2017 Message from the Associate Dean of Experiential Education

We are pleased to be included among the top 30 clinical programs among U.S. law schools in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2018. We have achieved this distinction in large part due to our extraordinary experiential programming, exemplified by our innovative clinics and externships, as well as our ongoing efforts… more »

Kerew Helps Launch Externship Resource Site for Community

Kendall Kerew, assistant clinical professor and director of the Externship Program, helped launch LexternWeb, a website that is designed to assist law schools in creating and maintaining externship programs like the one at the College of Law.

“The website is a major development for the externship community at the regional,… more »

Pro Se Assistance Project Fulfills Need in Bankruptcy Community

Since its soft launch last October, the Georgia State Law Pro Se Assistance Project (PAP) has received tremendous support from judges, attorneys and bankruptcy professionals—and has helped educate several people in need of legal guidance.

By visiting the PAP Center, individuals representing themselves in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court meet with volunteer bankruptcy attorneys… more »

Civil Pre-Trial Litigation Prepares Students to Find Answers

How do you discover the facts that you need to support your claims? Once you know the facts, how do those facts inform business decisions you and your client might make about a given case? Those are among the questions that a new class, Civil Pre-Trial Litigation, helped prepare students to answer.  A third-year capstone… more »