Growing up, Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) always was involved in some type of advocacy, but it wasn’t until an undergraduate professor told her she was good at talking, that she considered a future in law.
In 2015, adjunct professor Tom Jones stood outside the state Capitol’s rotunda, attending the swearing-in ceremony for his former student and now Superior Court Judge Alison Burleson (J.D. ’00). “The greatest reward in teaching is to see your students succeed,” said Jones, beaming with pride.
When asked how many of his former students have gone… more »
Law wasn’t Kyle Jackson’s (J.D. ’15) first career choice – he planned to play football. His future looked bright as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology football team, but plans for a lengthy athletic career were cut short when he injured his foot and had reconstruction surgery.
“I came back from… more »
Georgia State University College of Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition on March 22. The team advances to the national tournament to face the other regional champions on April 16 in Pittsburgh.
Kevan Dorsey (J.D. ’16), Terrell Thomas (J.D. ’15),… more »
Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Kyle Jackson (J.D. ’15), Kevin Coleman (J.D. /M.B.A. ’15), M. Binford Griffin (J.D. ’16), Christian Dennis (J.D. ’16) and Ashley Warmack (J.D.’16), won the 15th annual William Daniel Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 23 in Atlanta.
The team beat the more »
Two alumni with two perspectives on coaching students participating in the Student Trial Lawyers Association.
Paige Boorman (J.D. ’05), who works in the DeKalb Solicitor General’s Office, is assistant coach for Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association.
Tell us about the value of Student Trial Lawyers Association and how has it helped you? I… more »
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the Region 5 championship for the National Trial Competition in Durham, N.C., securing a team bid for the national tournament in March.
The national tournament’s regional competition attracts more than 1,000 students from 140 law schools. Just 28 teams from 26, including Georgia State Law advance… more »
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team advanced to the top 16 and Francis Dixon (J.D. ’13) earned the Best Closing Argument award in the recent national mock trial competition in Buffalo, N.Y.
The other competing members on Georgia State Law’s team were Randal Hughes (J.D. ’14), John Eric Schleicher (J.D. ’14) and… more »
Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association team received the “Most Professional Team” award in the Lone Star Classic Mock Trail Challenge on Oct. 17-19.
The team of Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14), Lynette Jimenez (J.D. ’14), A.J. Rosa (J.D. ’15) and Alexis Person (J.D. ’15) went undefeated going into the last preliminary round but fell… more »
After a successful fall semester, the Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association has kept the momentum going this spring—traveling to various competitions across the country and earning top honors.
One STLA team placed sixth overall in the national American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition on April 4-7, after winning the… more »