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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 »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Students Win Outstanding Advocate, 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 »

Gift of Gab and Desire To Give Back Led Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) to Law

Growing up, Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) always was involved in some type of advocacy, but it wasn’t until an undergraduate professor told her she was good at talking, that she considered a future in law.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony ‘‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A.… more »

Tom Jones

Celebrating 30 Years With STLA Coach Tom Jones

In 2015, adjunct professor Tom Jones stood outside the state Capitol’s rotunda, attending the swearing-in ceremony for his former student and now Superior Court Judge Alison Burleson (J.D. ’00). “The greatest reward in teaching is to see your students succeed,” said Jones, beaming with pride.

When asked how many of his former students have gone… more »

A Vision Realized | A Lasting Legacy: Classroom Named in Memory of Alumna

When Naiyareh Karimimanesh (J.D. ’05) returned to Atlanta for law school, she eschewed living in middle class neighborhoods in favor of a more urban one, telling her father, “Dad, these are the people I want to defend. These are my people.”

Part of Naiyareh’s charm was her enthusiasm for life. “On her first attempt [for… more »

Class of 2015: Kyle Jackson Trades Football for Legal Briefs

Law wasn’t Kyle Jackson’s (J.D. ’15) first career choice – he planned to play football. His future looked bright as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, but plans for a lengthy athletic career were cut short when he injured his foot and had reconstruction surgery.

“I came back from… more »

STLA Team Wins William Daniel Mock Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Kyle Jackson (J.D. ’15), Kevin Coleman (J.D. /M.B.A. ’15), M. Binford Griffin (J.D. ’16), Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) and Ashley Warmack (J.D.’16), won the 15th annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 23 in Atlanta.

The team beat the more »

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 »