Investor Advocacy Clinic
The Investor Advocacy Clinic represents and educates investors while providing a quality educational experience to Georgia State Law students. The clinic is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Georgia State Law.
Educating and Assisting Small Investors
The clinic represents investors who have suffered losses resulting from broker misconduct but cannot afford or find private legal representation because of the size of their claim. The clinic will provide legal assistance and advice to eligible investors who may have claims involving misrepresentation, unsuitability, unauthorized trading, excessive trading (“churning”) and failure to supervise.
Educating Law Students
Under the supervision of experienced faculty, trained law students handle most aspects of representation, including client in-take, interviewing, claim evaluation and preparation, settlement negotiations, and advocacy in mediation and arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Under the terms of the standard agreement between brokers and their customers, investors are bound to arbitrate most claims before FINRA. In addition, students will educate investors on ways to avoid broker disputes.
- NASAA Warns Investors about Ebola-Related Investment ScamsBy Patricia Uceda, Fall 2014 Graduate Research Assistant In addition to warnings given by the FTC about Ebola-related charity scams, NASAA has also issued an alert warning investors about opportunistic investment schemes related to Ebola. NASAA states that, based on … Continue reading →News
- Ebola-Related Charity Scams and How to Guard Against ThemBy Patricia Uceda, Fall 2014 Graduate Research Assistant As Ebola fears run rampant in America, it is unfortunate that some fraudsters have viewed this as an opportunity to make a quick buck by scamming consumers. Earlier this year, Ryan Corbin … Continue reading →News