Experiential Learning

Lester Testifies About IRS Reform at House Ways and Means Subcommittee Meeting

Tameka Lester, associate director of the College of Law’s Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and assistant clinical professor, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight on Dec. 13 in Washington, D.C. The hearing was on Internal Revenue Service reform.

“It was such an honor… more »

Todres

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic’s Noens (J.D. ’18) Serves as Co-Counsel in FINRA Arbitration

Student Conducts Direct Exams of Key Witnesses

In October, an Atlanta attorney contacted Georgia State Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic and asked it to co-counsel in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration case. Second semester clinic student Robert F. Noens (J.D. ’18) stepped up on behalf of the clinic to help represent an investor who lost money… more »

Professor Iannarone and Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) Testify at SEC Committee Meeting

Both Talk About Need for Economic Justice for all Investors

Qudsia Shafiq (J.D. ’18) missed her securities regulations class on Oct. 12 for a fitting reason: She was testifying in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee, advocating on behalf of the Georgia State Law Investor Advocacy Clinic… more »

Record Number of Medical Students Participating in HeLP Clinic

One of the unique things about the HeLP Legal Services Clinic is the collaboration among law students and medical students working to solve issues that impeded the health of children being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The clinic, a collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children’s Health Care… 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 »

Fall 2017 Update from the Associate Dean for Experiential Education

This past year, Georgia State Law’s experiential and professional programming has continued to flourish through new courses, programs, innovative teaching and exemplary service. Half a dozen of our clinicians are engaged in professional leadership activities that further the interests of clinical legal education.

Their engagement not only serves the profession, but also improves their scholarship… more »

Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for experiential education

Clinical Faculty Hold AALS Leadership Positions

Georgia State Law clinical professors lead both in the classroom and in the profession both through bar associations or the Association of American Law School sections. For 2017, the college has six faculty members holding leadership positions at AALS.

Lisa Radtke Bliss, associate dean for experiential education and clinical professor of law, serves… more »

Tax Clinic Partners with Harvard Law School to Write Amicus Briefs for Tax Court

In partnership with the Harvard Federal Tax Clinic, student attorneys with the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic and Ted Afield, clinic director and associate clinical professor of law, have co-written three amicus briefs in an effort to help influence case rulings that could negatively impact low-income taxpayers.

The… 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 »