The extensive experiential learning opportunities offered at Georgia State Law are cutting edge. The faculty who teach our 30+ practice and simulation courses and lead the college’s six clinics are experts in their fields and leading research around the world. Here are some of their major achievements from the past year:
- The Second Circuit reversed the U.S. Tax Court ruling in the Borenstein v. Commissioner case, in which the Philip C. Cook Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and the Harvard Federal Tax Clinic co-authored an amicus brief.
- At the spring Tax Clinic Pro Bono Day 13 clinic student attorneys worked 22 docketed cases. They were able to settle 17 docketed cases with the vast majority signing decisions on the spot.
- Presented on the “TaxpayerRights.Com: Implementing Technological Solutions to Bolster Taxpayer Access to Justice” for the Association for Mid-Career Tax Law Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. He also served as a discussant for another paper at the conference
- Received award from the Greenwall Foundation ($201,604 over two years) to develop a model undergraduate bioethics course that: (1) gives minority students a deep understanding of bioethics problems salient in their communities, (2) highlights how minority physicians and researchers are addressing these problems in real-world projects and (3) supports students’ post-graduate goals through mentoring and research opportunities.
- Promoted to clinical professor and associate dean of experiential education and clinical programs in the College of Law
- Named a Fulbright Distinguished Chair and will be teaching in the Czech Republic in fall 2019
Erin Fuse Brown
- Awarded a grant from the Laura & John Arnold Foundation to develop legal and policy solutions to address out-of-network air ambulance bills.
- Participated in Federal Trade Commission workshop on State Certificates of Public Advantage
- Atlanta Bar Association received State Bar of Georgia’s Award of Merit for activities during presidency
- Named chair of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Arbitration and Mediation’s Neutral Roster Subcommittee
- Received the 2019 Steven J. Kaminshine Award for Excellence in Service from Georgia State University College of Law
- Promoted to Associate Clinical Professor effective July 1, 2019
- Elected to Vice-President/President-Elect of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) and assumed the position in January 2019
- Named AALS Clinical Section, Clinicians of Color Co-chair and held first half-day workshop filled with programming about advancing in the academy, going on the market and professional identity
- Presented at the AALS Clinical Conference in San Francisco on “Bridging Divides: Fostering Students’ Abilities to Overcome Differences and Create Connection”
- Co-authored article with Erin Stearns, Navigating IRS Collections and Presenting Special Circumstances in ABA Tax Times
- Promoted to Associate Professor of Law
- Presented “Economic Injustice: Courts, Law Schools, and Institutionalizing Reforms” on the impact of law school research at the 2019 Liman Colloquium at Yale Law School
Emily Torstveit Ngara
- The College of Law welcomed Torstveit Ngara as the director of the new Immigration Clinic, set to open in January 2020.
- Presented on social enterprise at NYU’s Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship Conference where the theme was “Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing—in the U.S. and Beyond”
- Led a machine learning workshop at Alston & Bird law firm
- Presented at Koch Women’s Initiative