GSU Law Taxpayer Clinic, April 2013


Our clinics are an excellent way for students to explore focus areas and gain legal experience. You’ll apply theories and skills learned in the classroom and begin real legal work, even representing clients or working with judges. There are four Georgia State Law clinics:

Capital Defender Clinic

As an integral part of real defense teams, second- and third-year students help Office of Georgia Capital Defender attorneys prepare indigent clients’ death penalty cases for trial and assist with direct appeals from death sentences.

HeLP Legal Services Clinic

Students build professional skills in a variety of areas by providing legal assistance to low-income children receiving health care services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta facilities.

Investor Advocacy Clinic

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.

Phillip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

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.

Clinical Programs

Bankruptcy Litigation, Negotiation and Practice

Students gain experience in handling consumer bankruptcy cases in this clinical course. Working with local practitioners and bankruptcy judges, students represent clients throughout the bankruptcy process.

Fundamentals of Law Practice

Learn practice skills and ethical decision-making through simulating the work of a small, general practice law firm. Course work includes simulation exercises and actual client representation of domestic violence victims in Cobb County.

Health Legislation and Advocacy

Develop your legislative advocacy skills by examining the process by which legislation becomes state law, including drafting, legislative organization and procedure, ethics and lobbying, and appropriations.

Urban Fellows Program

Top graduate students from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning meet and work with scholars and leading professionals to study and discuss issues related to urban growth.