Georgia State Law Advantage

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 »

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 »

On the Same Page: First Year Students Read ‘Just Mercy’

Incoming first-year students come from varied backgrounds, have different class schedules and career goals, but they were all on the same page their first evening of Orientation. Over dinner, students delved into discussions about the memoir Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, one of their orientation assignments.

The book’s message… 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 »

‘Flipping the Classroom’ Enriches Clinical Seminar Courses, Lester Says

 Tameka E. Lester, clinical assistant professor and associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, took a unique approach to maximize clinic lectures and further engage students. She and her colleague in the clinic “flipped the classroom” by taking the lecture component online – for review before class.

“When… more »

Access to Justice Map Underscores Disparities in Legal Access Across the State

As part of its goal to help identify and better understand the difficulties people face in navigating the justice system, the Center for Access to Justice has produced an online Access to Justice map of Georgia. The map provides insight into attorney representation and other factors that affect how, and if, Georgia residents are able to… 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 »

Bright Challenges Students to Make a Difference During Inaugural Public Interest Keynote

On Aug. 22, Stephen Bright, professor of practice, gave the inaugural Public Interest Keynote address for the Center for Access to Justice. Bright is the former president and senior counsel at the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Bright impressed upon students the impact a lawyer’s assistance can have, particularly for people who,… more »