STLA Team Wins 2017 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Christopher Ryan (J.D. ’18) Named Best Advocate

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the 2017 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition for the second consecutive year. Cameron A. Mobley (J.D. ’18) and Christopher Ryan (J.D. ’18), attorneys, along with the witnesses, Joshua Jones (J.D. ’19), Hayden Hillyer (J.D. ’19), Devin… more »

STLA Team Wins MockingBird Challenge Competition

Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association (STLA) team of Andy Navratil (J.D. ’18), Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18), Casey Wilson (J.D. ’19) and Kevin Mathis (J.D. ’19), won the Mockingbird Challenge in Alabama. The team was coached by alums Cheryl Champion White (J.D. ’93) and Kevin Coleman (J.D. ’15). The program is supervised by Tom… more »

Jones (J.D. ’11) Recognized for Outstanding Service to the Profession from State Bar Division

Matthew Jones (J.D. ’11) received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Profession from The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia for his work as committee chair of the William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Committee.

The award is given annually to young lawyer members who… more »

Students Win Outstanding Advocate, Brief at South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Three Georgia State Law students, Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17) and Brandon Reed (J.D. ’18) fared well in the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, the country’s largest invitational mock trial competition, held March 2-April 2 in Houston. Brown won the Outstanding Advocate award and Reed’s brief was named Outstanding Brief. The… more »

STLA Team Advances to Octofinal Round in Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition

Four Georgia State Law students, Sean Robinson (J.D. ’18), Cameron Mobley (J.D. ’18), Andrew Navratil (J.D. ’18), and Annie Yasin (J.D. ’18) advanced to the octofinal round in the Buffalo Niagara Mock Trial Competition on Nov. 12-13 in Buffalo, New York.

The 130-page competition problem focused on a criminal case dealing with a professional wrestling… more »

STLA Team Wins 2016 William Daniel National Trial Competition

Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team of Ryan Brown (J.D. ’17), Lacey Wheeler (J.D. ’17), Robert Noens (J.D. ’18) and Hunter Rodgers (J.D. ’18) won the Nov. 18-20 William Daniel Mock Trial Competition at the Fulton County Courthouse.

The team went undefeated the entire weekend, beating the University of Georgia,… more »

Gift of Gab and Desire To Give Back Led Christine Lee (J.D. ’16) to Law

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.

2016 Commencement And Hooding Ceremony ‘‘Do Not Become Small for People Who Refuse to Grow,’ Ivy White (J.D./M.B.A.… more »

Tom Jones

Celebrating 30 Years With STLA Coach Tom Jones

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 »

Class of 2015: Kyle Jackson Trades Football for Legal Briefs

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 »

STLA Team Wins AAJ Regional Competition

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 »