To help students understand how lawyers use procedural rules, throughout my Civil Procedure course, students engage in exercises that require them to synthesize and apply legal doctrine and procedural rules to “real-world” problems lawyers confront daily.
For example, after studying the applicable rules, students draft a complaint. They receive a factual memo, a police report,… more »
Tameka E. Lester, clinical assistant professor and associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, took a unique approach to maximize clinic lectures and further engage students. She and her colleague in the clinic “flipped the classroom” by taking the lecture component online – for review before class.
All Georgia State law students must take Lawyering Advocacy in the spring semester of their second year. The course is taught in small sections of 12 students by a practicing lawyer, with students handling two cases.
The first, a civil dispute, takes the students from client interviewing, initial pleadings and discovery, to briefing and arguing… more »
Armin Naghashzadeh (J.D./M.B.A. ’16) enrolled in the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.) to gain practical work experience and skills, but realizing the impact his work made is what made him return for a second semester.
“I felt like I was making a difference in people’s lives,” Naghashzadeh said. “I want to make sure… more »
Beginning in August, Georgia State Law will offer the Transactional Assistance + Practice Program (TAPP), providing students with experience representing nonprofit organizations and small businesses in a broad range of transactional and corporate legal problems.
“So much of what students do in law school is litigation focused. Many attorneys, however, never step foot in a court… more »
Teaming up to help ease the transition of graduates from law school to practice are Lawyering Foundations faculty members Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ’85) and Margaret Vath with a new simulation course, Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing.
Chiovaro and Vath say one year of legal writing instruction is not sufficient… more »
During the fall semester, 16 Georgia State Law students represented domestic violence victims in Cobb Superior Court as part of an innovative experiential learning class, Transition to Practice, taught by Clark Cunningham, W. Lee Burge Chair… more »