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Environmental Moot Court Team at National Competition in White Plains, NY

Casey Holloway (J.D. ’18), Jason Drouyor (J.D. ’18), and Logan Stone (J.D. ’19) will represent Georgia State Law on February 22-24 at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York.

Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition is the largest interschool moot court competition under… more »

Fall 2017 Update from the Associate Dean for Experiential Education

This past year, Georgia State Law’s experiential and professional programming has continued to flourish through new courses, programs, innovative teaching and exemplary service. Half a dozen of our clinicians are engaged in professional leadership activities that further the interests of clinical legal education.

Their engagement not only serves the profession, but also improves their scholarship… more »

Message from the Director of Experiential Education Lisa Radtke Bliss

Today, Georgia State Law students have more choices of courses than ever that help develop them as professionals. Georgia State Law has the largest number of law students statewide who are registered with the Office of Bar Admissions under the new Student Practice Rule of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The rule allows… more »

Experiential Learning

Posted On July 6, 2015

Georgia State Law is known for its innovative experiential curriculum, and continues to rank in the top third of clinical programs in the U.S. Students may tailor their practical learning by choosing from among 25 experiential courses that prepare them for a career in law. Through our award-winning in-house clinics, students represent clients and deepen their knowledge and skills while providing needed legal services to those who cannot afford to pay. Students in our off-site clinics, externships and practice-based courses explore different practice environments and areas of law, expand their knowledge, and illuminate their professional interests while increasing their understanding of the law and the profession. Students may also enroll in sophisticated and realistic simulation courses where they not only practice and perform essential lawyering skills, but leave the courses with legal documents and other tools they will use in practice.

College Launches Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic This Fall

Georgia State University College of Law is expanding its student clinics to six with the addition of the new Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic at the Fulton County state and magistrate courts. The new clinic will open this fall.

“The comprehensive 28-hour training students receive to be certified as third-party neutrals in… more »

College Raises Credit Hours for In-House Clinics

Effective this fall, the College of Law will increase the number of academic credit hours for in-house clinics. Students enrolling in the Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic, Investor Advocacy Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic will receive four credits per semester for those courses instead of three credits.

The increase does… more »

HeLP Clinic Students Win Big for Their First Client

With just two weeks to prepare, Janelle Alleyne (J.D.’15), Peter Watson (J.D.’16) and Ryan Young (J.D.’16) represented a disabled child in an administrative hearing at the Social Security Administration and secured back payments of more than $10,000, plus monthly benefits, including Medicaid, which will help the child get access to medical treatment and needed services.

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Blend Classroom Skills with Client Representation

Ryan Young (J.D. ’16) Participated in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, this experience gave him the opportunity to help the less fortunate.

“I did the HeLP Clinic because I wanted to [gain] real lawyer experience while helping those in the community who are less fortunate financially. The clinic provides this opportunity by blending classroom… more »