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Paul Milich

Lawyer Advocacy: Required Skills Training in the Second Year

Posted On April 5, 2017 by Paul S. Milich, Professor of Law and Director of the Advocacy Program

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 »

Bankruptcy Program, Tax Clinic Help Homeless Client Get Back on Feet

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 »

Seeking Participants: Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University

Georgia State Law seeks two to three students to participate in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University in White Plains, New York, on Feb. 23-25.

A team must be selected by Monday, Sept. 26. The problem statement will be distributed on Friday, Sept. 30, with teams having until… more »

Caren Morrison

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 »