Experiential Learning

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 »

First-Years Develop Practical Fact Investigation Skills in Lawyering Foundations

“The facts are crucial,” said Ellie Miller (J.D. ’18) about the work she did last summer while interning for a litigation firm. During the first year of law school, however, students typically read the facts as provided in casebooks, so they can appear static.

“In practice, the facts come in different forms and can change… more »

Paul Milich

Lawyer Advocacy: Required Skills Training in the Second Year

Posted On April 5, 2017 by Paul S. Milich, Professor of Law and Director of the Advocacy Program

All Georgia State law students must take Lawyering Advocacy in the spring semester of their second year. The course is taught in small sections of 12 students by a practicing lawyer, with students handling two cases.

The first, a civil dispute, takes the students from client interviewing, initial pleadings and discovery, to briefing and arguing… more »

Smart:ME Program Benefits Atlanta-Based Entrepreneurs and Tax Students

The Start Micro-Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (Start:ME) is an intensive 14-week accelerator program for micro-entrepreneurs (businesses with up to four employees) in the Clarkston and East Lake Atlanta communities. The program also enables Cass Brewer’s tax students to gain experience working with clients on a pro bono basis.

The program helps businesses—ranging from those providing… more »

Lester Training Volunteers for United Way Tax Program

In her work at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tameka Lester, associate director and clinical assistant professor, assists low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, often because forms are filled out incorrectly or claims that aren’t valid. Though her daily job is a form of giving back, Lester wanted to… more »