Students

Student-Run Pro Bono Program Connects Students to Service Opportunities

On Monday mornings during the fall semester, Ali Grant (J.D. ’18) interviews clients affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and ALS to prepare an estate plan. On Wednesdays, Jessica Hunt (J.D. ’19) and Monica Bai (J.D. ’19) assist tenants with answers to dispossessory proceedings. Throughout the week, students like Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19) prepare motions requesting bond… more »

Student Organization Spotlight: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a fairly new organization at Georgia State University College Law, determined to provide its members with unique experiences.

While you can tell a person’s character by the company they keep, these students can’t be defined just by the adorable dogs and cats they have taken into their… more »

Student Organizations Host Social Justice Week

Georgia State Law students focused on the topic of social justice during their second annual Social Justice Week from Oct. 23-26 with multiple events throughout the week to help tackle important social issues and come together to advocate for change in our community and nationwide.

The week begin with a discussion co-hosted by American Constitution… more »

Investor Advocacy Clinic’s Noens (J.D. ’18) Serves as Co-Counsel in FINRA Arbitration

Student Conducts Direct Exams of Key Witnesses

In October, an Atlanta attorney contacted Georgia State Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic and asked it to co-counsel in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration case. Second semester clinic student Robert F. Noens (J.D. ’18) stepped up on behalf of the clinic to help represent an investor who lost money… more »

STLA Team Wins 2017 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Christopher Ryan (J.D. ’18) Named Best Advocate

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the 2017 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition for the second consecutive year. Cameron A. Mobley (J.D. ’18) and Christopher Ryan (J.D. ’18), attorneys, along with the witnesses, Joshua Jones (J.D. ’19), Hayden Hillyer (J.D. ’19), Devin… more »

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 »