Clinics are an excellent way for students to explore focus areas and gain legal experience. Students will apply theories and skills learned in the classroom and begin real legal work, even representing clients or working with judges. Clinical education is based upon theory, action, and reflection. In clinics, students meet regularly with clinical faculty supervisors, who provide valuable guidance and feedback on their legal work. Learning is tailored to the student’s development and learning goals.
Center for Clinical Programs
Our three in-house clinics, HeLP Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic, Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, operate as a law firm in the Center for Clinical Education, where they serve clients who cannot afford legal help. The Center for Clinical Education is located inside the College of Law in a private environment for clinic students only. Clinic students develop their legal skills by directly representing clients. These real lawyering experiences provide rich opportunities for students to learn about the lawyer’s role and ethical engagement. If you are interested in one of the three in-house clinics, click on the clinic name below to learn more information.
Students develop professional skills in a variety of civil subject matter areas by representing low-income children who receive health care services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities.
Student interns represent and counsel small investors who are victims of broker misconduct and cannot afford or find private legal representation because of the size of their claims.
The tax clinic promotes professional skills and training as students represent low-income people during the post-audit stage of their Internal Revenue Service disputes.
Students take a clinic seminar generally held at the College of Law and perform legal work off-site under the supervision of adjunct faculty.
Students help the capital defender attorneys effectively represent individuals facing the death penalty, and build factual and legal narratives that will lead to the reversal of death sentences on appeal.
Students receive training and certification as registered mediators. They mediate landlord/tenant disputes and other disputes, including cases handled in the State and Magistrate courts; particularly small claim civil issues such as disputes between neighbors, consumers and businesses, and creditors and debtors.
The clinic is taught in partnership with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project, and focuses on advocacy arising out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision.