Georgia State Law offers programs and services to develop academic and professional skills, as well as relationships that enhance post-graduation success. In addition to the classroom curriculum, you can enhance your law school career through hands-on learning, co-curriculars or one of our many student organizations.
Hands-On, Practical Learning
As Georgia State Law students, you can choose from a range of purposeful and practical experiences as you prepare to practice law. Clinics, externships and clinical courses help you apply the theories and skills you learn in class to the world of practice. You’ll represent clients or work with judges on litigation, transactional matters, legal policy and negotiation, mediation and arbitration.
The Georgia State University Law Review is a law journal published four times a year by second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated outstanding writing and academic skills. The Law Review staff edits and publishes articles written by scholars, practitioners and students.
Moot Court simulates an appellate case, where students prepare a persuasive brief for the petitioner or respondent, and argue the case before a panel of judges. Teams compete internationally and have placed among the top five at recent competitions, including first place at the 2014 national Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, beating Alabama, Emory and others.
Student Trial Lawyers Association
STLA, our mock trial organization, simulates working on criminal and civil trials, giving members a chance to apply knowledge from evidence and litigation courses and hone practical skills. Student members credit STLA for providing them with experience beyond traditional classroom learning.
Georgia State Law has more than 25 student organizations that further your interaction with the law and build your relationships within Atlanta’s legal community. By participating in these organizations, you will enrich your skills and connect with fellow students, faculty and future legal peers.