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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Bilimoria (J.D. ’15) is a Force Among Us

Most of us would spend our few free moments on the couch vegging out over reality television, but not Sheila Bilimoria (J.D. ’15). Earlier this year, she spent 17 hours per week in classes, worked an externship with Justice Robert Benham at the Georgia Supreme Court and a job in the Office of Admissions. She’s… more »

Nobles (J.D.’15) Taking on Indigent Defense

Renard Nobles (J.D. ’15) is passionate about indigent defense. So it is only natural he feels at home in his recent work for Georgia Justice Project, and at the DeKalb Public Defender’s office, where he spent an externship last summer.

“The overall aim is to have a positive impact on all areas of people’s lives… more »

Hocking (J.D. ’15) Advocating for Seniors

Fuery Hocking (J.D. ’15) entered law school wanting to be an advocate and help people, “a simple idea but an important one.” His experiences working with the Senior Citizens Law Project for the Atlanta Legal Aid Society will shape his future as an attorney.

Atlanta Legal Aid provides referrals and legal representation to people who… more »

Daniels (J.D./M.P.A. ’15) on Helping to Exonerate the Innocent

Niaa Daniels (J.D./M.P.A. ’15) is driven to fulfill her dreams. That’s why, at age 16, she took an unpaid internship in a courtroom and then graduated a year early from college. It’s what led her to move from New York to law school in Atlanta, by herself with “a prayer and some clothes in a… more »

Helping Minorities Learn About The Law

This spring, Kevin Coleman (J.D./M.B.A. ’15) got southwest Atlanta high school students arguing about whether, say, dropping a banana peel on the ground is littering.

Coleman inspires students to use critical thinking and build legal arguments both for and against the position. Coleman, 32, is president of the Black Law Students Association, which administers the… more »

In Their Words: STLA Coaching

Two alumni with two perspectives on coaching students participating in the Student Trial Lawyers Association.

Paige Boorman (J.D. ’05), who works in the DeKalb Solicitor General’s Office, is assistant coach for Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association.

Tell us about the value of Student Trial Lawyers Association and how has it helped you? I… more »

In Their Words: Experiental Learning

Two students with two perspectives on serving Georgians through their work

Bryan Jacoutot (J.D. ’14) participated in health advocacy for low-income Georgians

What is the Health Law Partnership Clinic and how did you participate?

HeLP is a partnership of Georgia State University College of Law, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. It… more »

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