Student Trial Lawyers Association
“The Student Trial Lawyers Association has built up my conﬁdence and has developed and honed skills that no classroom could ever teach me.”
Pamela Peynado (J.D. ’14)
The Georgia State University Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) gives our students an opportunity to gain experience in a courtroom setting through participation in national competitions. The program focuses on criminal and civil trial practice skills and enables members to apply the knowledge they gained in their evidence and litigation courses.
Georgia State Law graduates who gain experience through the STLA or Moot Court frequently go on to become distinguished litigators and district attorneys.
Mission: To educate and train the future litigators in Georgia. To allow each student participant to learn and grow far beyond any level they could through only the curriculum of law school.
Did You Know
The Student Trial Lawyers Association has a strong record of success in national intercollegiate competitions. Since 1992, the association has:
- Won 11 national championships
- Won 15 regional championships and
- Placed in 7 national finals.
Learn more about the Student Trial Lawyers Association at law.gsu.edu/stla.
Recent STLA News
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Region 5 championship for the National Trial Competition in Durham, N.C., securing a team bid… more »
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team advanced to the top 16 and Francis Dixon (J.D. ’13) earned the Best Closing Argument award… more »
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team received the “Most Professional Team” award in the Lone Star Classic Mock Trail Challenge on Oct. 17-19.
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