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Morrison’s Applied Evidence Class Allows Students to Learn and Use Rules

Thanks to a recent college Teaching Innovation Grant, associate professor of law Caren Morrison has expanded her Evidence course into a more immersive, simulation-based experience for her students.

“Applied Evidence,” as Morrison calls the expansion, introduces lawyering and litigation skills through in-class trial exercises. In small groups, students take turns role-playing… more »

TAPP Offers Students Experience Working with Nonprofits, Small Businesses

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 »

Chiovaro, Vath Develop Practice-Ready Writing Course

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 »

Second-Year Students Represent Domestic Violence Victims in Court

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 »

Supreme Court of Georgia Arguments Inspire, Inform

The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments in two cases at the College of Law’s Ceremonial Courtroom on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “I hope your experience today is interesting, instructive, and inspiring as you prepare to enter this most noble of professions – the law,” Chief Justice Hugh Thompson told the students before the arguments.

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‘Make Us Proud’ Justice Hines Tells Students

15 Second-Year Students, One Third-Year Student Sworn in to Practice Under the Revised Georgia Student Practice Rule

“What a wonderful opportunity this is for you all. As the first group of students to practice law your second year, you have a great responsibility,” Presiding Justice Harris P. Hines of the Supreme Court of… more »

Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program Students Help Clients Achieve Fresh Start

In bankruptcy class, students learn the concept of the “fresh start,” said Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor and organizer of the Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program (B.A.P.P.). “Fresh start is the notion that an individual will be able to go through bankruptcy and emerge with a fresh start on their financial… more »

International Perspectives Course Features Week in Istanbul

Seven students in the International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy course spent their spring break week in Istanbul attending lectures and experiencing site visits, designed to teach land use planning, historic preservation, diaster preparedness, environmental law and policy and growth management.

The course attracts graduate students from across the university interested… more »

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits.

The increase does… more »