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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 »

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 »

STLA Team Take First Place

ATLANTA — A Georgia State University College of Law Student Trial Lawyers Association team won the 13th annual National Trial Advocacy Competition on Oct. 25-28 at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing.

The team of Matthew Hurst (J.D. ’13), Vandana Murty (J.D. ’13), Carolyn Schillo (J.D. ’14) and Benjamin Huntington (J.D.… more »

STLA Team Places Second in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Georgia State University College of Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association mock trial team of Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14), Joshua May (J.D. ’13), Lauren Smith (J.D. ’13) and Lynette Jimenez (J.D. ’13), placed second in the Lone Star Classic Competition on Oct. 11-13 at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

The… more »