Students

Program Emphasizes Professional Development for First-Year Students

Georgia State University College of Law’s new Center for Professional Development & Career Strategies introduced an eight-week, mandatory professional development program for first-year students.

“The course includes interactive panel presentations exposing students to a wide variety of potential career paths, guidance in the creation of a strong personal narrative, effective networking and interview skills and… more »

Helping LL.M. Students Bridge the Legal Linguistics Gap

Alumna and Perimeter College Professor Helps LL.M. Students Hone Legal Communications Skills

Leila Lawlor (J.D. ’95) has brought a bag of robes to her Lawyering Skills class. The 15 LL.M. students in the course choose numbers and are separated into groups to represent a hypothetical plaintiff and defendant; the robes — props worn by the… more »

Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) On Serving as Mr. Georgia State University

Eugene Butler (J.D. ’20) is a first-year student at Georgia State University College of Law and the 2016-17 Mr. Georgia State University. He will pass off his crown to the next Mr. GSU during halftime at the homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 21. Eugene majored in political science at Georgia State and served in various volunteer… more »

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 »

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 »

Student Organization Spotlight: National Lawyers Guild

Are you looking to join a student organization committed to defending civil and human rights?

Just look for the bright green hats.

There are more than 25 student organizations at Georgia State University College of Law, each one providing unique perspectives of the law and an opportunity to build relationships with Atlanta’s legal community.… 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 »

Washington Leads John Lewis Fellows on a Human Rights Adventure

Humanity in Action, an international educational organization, paired thirty fellows from the United States and seven European countries. This summer the group participated in the 2017 John Lewis Fellowship program housed at Georgia State University.

Over the course of four weeks, the fellows “used Atlanta and its civil rights legacy as a classroom,” said Tanya… more »