Students Win Outstanding Advocate, Outstanding Brief at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »

‘Investing in Your Future’ Series Touts Importance of Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, Social Justice

A new lunch and learn series, “Investing in Your Future,” instructs students on how to develop their professional identity through the vehicles of philanthropy, volunteering, civic engagement and promoting social justice.

Investing in Your Future: Stepping Up:Promoting Fairness and Social Justice When: Noon, Tuesday, April 18 Where: Room 342

The third installment in the series, “Stepping Up:… more »

Dodson: Reforming Criminal Justice System Starts with Addressing Racism Within It

The criminal justice system is racist, and until that is addressed, we will continue to have a system that doesn’t work, said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 keynote.

“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to… more »

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 »

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 »

Moot Court Teams Fare Well at Notable Competitions

Three of Georgia State Law’s moot court teams recently participated in international, national and regional competitions—earning honors at each.

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Katherine Krouse (J.D. ’18), Thomas Johnson (J.D. ’18), William Enfinger (J.D. ’18) and Meghan Gordon (J.D. ’17) competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in New… 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 »