Students

Bridging Gaps Between Science and Law

Born and raised in China, Shuang “Carrie” Chang (J.D. ’14) came to the United States with plans to become a scientist. A chance encounter changed Chang’s career path from biosciences to the law while she was completing her Ph.D., in molecular biology.

Chang describes the encounter with a desperate father of two boys with Fragile… more »

December Graduates Reunite With Mentors For Celebration

The sixth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon began with a high five and a warm hug for Brittne Ballenger (J.D. ’14). The graduate’s mentor and Associate Professor of Law Tanya Washington complimented her on a job well done. Ballenger completed her juris doctor degree in four years and has already landed a… more »

En Garde: Olympian Incorporates Fencing Skills in Study of Law

A sabre fencer turned lawyer is rare, but to Emily Jacobson (J.D./M.B.A. ’14) it makes perfect sense. She found a way to use the skills she learned while fencing and apply it to the Georgia State University College of Law program.

“Overall, through my years as a competitive athlete, I learned the true meaning… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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STLA Team Wins William Daniel Mock Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Kyle Jackson (J.D. ’15), Kevin Coleman (J.D. /M.B.A. ’15), M. Binford Griffin (J.D. ’16), Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) and Ashley Warmack (J.D.’16), won the 15th annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 23 in Atlanta.

The team beat the more »

HeLP Clinic Recognized Among Nation’s Top Innovative Clinics

Georgia State University College of Law’s Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic has been named among the most innovative law school clinics in the nation by National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine. The clinic was one of 10 runners-up.

The program, created by Associate Clinical Professors Lisa Radtke… more »

Georgia State Law Gives Thanks

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” —William Arthur Ward

As the campus pauses for the Thanksgiving holiday, Georgia State University’s College of Law faculty, students and staff found time away from preparing for final examination to express appreciation for their family, friends and the college.

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Dickson (J.D. ’14) on Assisting Refugees, Asylum Seekers

Ever since Kai Dickson (J.D. ’14) was little, she aspired to be a lawyer.

She considered becoming a real estate attorney; however an exhibit on human trafficking at an Atlanta conference changed everything.

“Now, my ultimate desire is to be a federal prosecutor in Atlanta handling human trafficking,” Dickson says.

Her recent externship with the… more »

Khosla (J.D. ’14) on Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Anjali Khosla (J.D. ’14) enjoys helping people navigate the legal process.

Through her work in Georgia State Law’s Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic or her externship with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, she helped others while building skills to serve her career. AVLF has been working for more than 30 years to provide… more »

Rhymer (J.D. ’14) on Spreading the Message

A law class sparked Sunshine Rhymer’s (J.D. ’14) interest in doing juvenile work and, eventually, her commitment to the Truancy Intervention Project.

After her disability discrimination class, she sought out and joined the project for the fall semester last year. When it ended, she stayed for more experience helping and presenting cases in the spring.

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