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 »
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.
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 »