Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative Courses

Posted On August 6, 2018

Please see the student bulletin for current courses, and please revisit this site again later in the year as we are currently adding site content.

During the fall 2019 semester, Professor Smelcer will teach LAW 7674, Legal Analytics I. This course will introduce students to empirical research design, quantitative methods, and design-based thinking. The course will… more »

Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative

Posted On July 31, 2018

Recent advances in data science are transforming the study and practice of law. Lawyers and researchers can now use computational techniques to identify patterns within masses of unstructured legal data to unlock insights that were previously buried within thousands of pages of text. The Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative at the College of Law is… more »

BAPP for Clients

Posted On February 17, 2017

The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program provides two types of services for clients.

The Pro Se Assistance Project Center

The Pro Se Assistance Project Center (“PAP Center”), staffed by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys and law students, provides free legal guidance through 20-minute consultations to individuals who are considering bankruptcy or who are representing themselves in the… more »

BAPP for Students

Posted On February 17, 2017

Through the Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program, students work in teams of two to handle consumer bankruptcy cases, from the client interview through a Chapter 7 discharge of debts. Students are partnered with and work under the supervision of a local bankruptcy attorney. Students are responsible for every aspect of their cases, including client interviews, preparation of… more »

Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program

Posted On February 17, 2017

The Bankruptcy Assistance & Practice Program (“BAPP”) gives law students the opportunity to meet Atlanta area bankruptcy judges, attorneys and trustees, while the students work with clients on bankruptcy cases. In the BAPP, students help clients deal with challenges in bankruptcy.

Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care: Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, at Georgia State University

The Center for Access to Justice and the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University are holding a two-day interdisciplinary conference, bringing together leading scholars in philosophy, legal theory and related fields to present original scholarship on issues of overcriminalization and lower-income people’s access to legal services.

Overcriminalization and… more »