Investor Advocacy Clinic

STU_BrowneRyan_IACPresentation Misc_Logo_InvestorAdvocacyClinicThe 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.

How to Become a Client 

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.

Learn More About Becoming a Clinical Student 

  • Meet Student Intern Ryan CorbinRyan Corbin is a third year law student and intern in the Investor Advocacy Clinic for the fall 2014 semester. Ryan will graduate from Georgia State Law in May of 2015. Ryan majored in Finance at University of Georgia and … Continue reading →
  • Fall 2014 Students Start in ClinicThe Investor Advocacy Clinic kicked off its fall 2014 semester with five new student interns, Ryan Corbin, Brittany DeDiego, Kori Eskridge, Kristina Ludwig and Christopher Pugh.  This semester, former spring 2014 student intern Patricia Uceda will continue as a Graduate Research Assistant. During … Continue reading →
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