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Lester Training Volunteers for United Way Tax Program

In her work at the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Tameka Lester, associate director and clinical assistant professor, assists low-income taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, often because forms are filled out incorrectly or claims that aren’t valid. Though her daily job is a form of giving back, Lester wanted to… more »

Timm to Receive University’s 2017 Sparks Award

Bill Timm (A.B. ’65), associate director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, will receive a Sparks Award in recognition of his work at the Service Recognition Ceremony at 3 p.m Monday, April 17, in the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

The George M. Sparks Awards, named after one of the university’s most highly regarded presidents,… more »

Tips for Practitioners | Tax Tips for Small Businesses

What business wouldn’t like to save a little on its expenses? A good cost-saving measure can be achieved by minimizing your tax liability with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The beginning of the year is the perfect time to do a check-in with your firm. Here are a few tips that can help shave money… more »

Celebrating Twenty-Two December Graduates

The eighth annual Georgia State Law December graduate luncheon was filled with laughter and many hugs on Dec. 15 at the Commerce Club. Paired with their favorite professors, graduates talked of the future and their law school careers.

“These faculty members have had a significant impact on your lives and law school career,” said Steven… 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 »

‘Professor Blasi’s Primary Goal Has Been Students’

Blasi Retiring After 30 Years

In his 30-year tenure at Georgia State Law, Ronald W. Blasi, the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor of Law, has accomplished a great deal and impacted the lives of countless students.

The director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, Blasi joined the… more »

Owe the IRS Money? Here’s What to Do

Tax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

Owing the IRS – especially when you don’t have… more »

Afield New Director of Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

W. Edward “Ted’ Afield joined Georgia State University College of Law as the director of the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and an associate clinical professor of law in January. Afield is transitioning under director and founder Ron Blasi, the… more »

Lester Eager to Shape Future Lawyers

“I like to mentor students on how to practice law the right way,” Tameka E. Lester, assistant clinical professor, said. “The opportunity to shape future lawyers has always appealed to me.”

During the fall semester, Lester will teach students the procedural aspects of fundamental income tax law, her particular area of legal expertise, through the… more »