Experiential Learning

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 »

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 »