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 »

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 »

STLA Team Advances to Nationals

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Region 5 championship for the National Trial Competition in Durham, N.C., securing a team bid for the national tournament in March.

The national tournament’s regional competition attracts more than 1,000 students from 140 law schools. Just 28 teams from 26, including Georgia State Law advance… more »

Student Trial Lawyers Association

Posted On December 16, 2013

“The Student Trial Lawyers Association has built up my confidence and has developed and honed skills that no classroom could ever teach me.”

Pamela Peynado (J.D. ’14)

The Georgia State University Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) gives our students an opportunity to gain experience in a courtroom setting through participation in national competitions. The program… more »

STLA Advances in Buffalo

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team advanced to the top 16 and Francis Dixon (J.D. ’13) earned the Best Closing Argument award in the recent national mock trial competition in Buffalo, N.Y.

The other competing members on Georgia State Law’s team were Randal Hughes (J.D. ’14), John Eric Schleicher (J.D. ’14) and… more »

STLA Earns Most Professional Team Award

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team received the “Most Professional Team” award in the Lone Star Classic Mock Trail Challenge on Oct. 17-19.

The team of Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14), Lynette Jimenez (J.D. ’14), A.J. Rosa (J.D. ’15) and Alexis Person (J.D. ’15) went undefeated going into the last preliminary round but fell… more »

STLA Places at Numerous Competitions

Posted On April 16, 2013
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After a successful fall semester, the Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association has kept the momentum going this spring—traveling to various competitions across the country and earning top honors.

One STLA team placed sixth overall in the national American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition on April 4-7, after winning the… more »

STLA Fares Well in Texas Competition

Posted On April 10, 2013
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The Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyer Association team placed fifth in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge in Houston over Spring Break. Joe Brock (J.D. ’14), Elizabeth Haase (J.D. ’14), Matt Hurst (J.D. ’13) and Vandana Murty (J.D. ’13) competed against 42 other schools, including Georgetown University, University of Georgia, University… more »

STLA Presents for International Students

Posted On January 16, 2013
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During the holiday break on Dec. 19, Student Trial Lawyers Association members hosted the 21st annual tour of the Fulton County Courthouse for international students through the Atlanta Ministry for International Students.

Phillip Curtis (J.D. ’13) and Leslie Smith (J.D. ’13) conducted a courtroom demonstration, arguing a case about a fictional cooking competition show. STLA alumna… more »

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