“Georgia State Law’s Investor Advocacy Clinic played a key role in preparing me for my associate position this summer. The clinic provided me with the forum to represent clients and practice law as an attorney would, but without all of the pressure that comes from the uncertainty of not knowing if you are doing everything right. We worked under the supervision of two professors. Specifically, the clinic provided me with opportunities to refine my communication and time management skills.”
Class of 2016
In-House and External Clinics
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Georgia State Law in downtown Atlanta understands the demands of today’s legal market and trains students who are driven, passionate and capable of stepping into any position upon graduation.
Since its founding in 1982, the college has produced an extraordinary community of scholars and friends. In our new home at 85 Park Place, Georgia State Law blends state-of-the-art design and technology with our innovative and practice-based curriculum.
Ranked No. 1 Best Value School by National Jurist in 2017, the college also boasts the No. 3 health law program through its Center for Law, Health & Society with in-house and external clinics and externships for our students to gain valued practical experience.
Increasing the number of annually funded and endowed scholarships to ensure that any student admitted to Georgia State Law can attend, regardless of personal financial ability.
Increasing the number of our endowed faculty chairs to continue attracting and retaining a faculty passionate about and capable of teaching and mentoring students at the highest level, while ensuring our faculty-student ratio remains low.
Increasing funding for faculty enrichment and curriculum development to support teaching innovation in traditional legal theory courses, experiential course development and travel for experiential learning and professional conferences.
Increasing funding to help establish an entrepreneurship clinic to bring innovations to market and create an immigration clinic to help Atlanta’s growing immigration population and expand HeLP’s legal services to Georgia children.
Increasing funding to enhance the reach of our established centers and create a center devoted to resolving access to justice issues in our criminal system.
THE DEAN’S LETTER
The College of Law is consistently recognized for its integrative approach to legal education and interdisciplinary research that studies law in the context of societal problems.
We will be recognized as a top 50 law school and among the leading public law school’s in the nation — a school that capitalizes on its urban setting, and attracts a highly talented and diverse student body while ensuring access through a commitment to both full- and part-time legal education. We envision expanding our role as a national leader in preparing students for success in rapidly changing professional environments by further integrating experiential education, professional development and global competency throughout the program.
Our world-class faculty will engage in and address key legal and policy issues facing our city, state, nation and world through rigorous and meaningful scholarship that improves our profession and society.
Embracing its central downtown location and aided by its new, accessible state-of-the-art law facility, Georgia State Law will help lead public debate by bringing the business leaders, students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the legal profession and the policy-makers together to resolve disputes and find common ground.
Interim Dean Wendy F. Hensel’s scholarship focuses on employment discrimination and special education.
Many Ways to Give
It’s easy — and rewarding — to invest in Georgia State’s future through a private gift. You can quickly make an online gift here and now. If you prefer, Georgia State development representatives are ready to help you create a named endowment or leave a legacy gift that reflects your personal interests. They can assist, as well, with corporate and matching gifts.
- Ely Abbott, Assistant Dean for Development, College of Law, Georgia State University, 404-413-9022
- Anne Hopkins, Director of Development, College of Law, Georgia State University, 404-413-9020
- Mailing address: Georgia State University, PO Box 4037, Atlanta, Ga. 30302-4037
- Office location: Georgia State University, Office of Development, 85 Park Place, Atlanta, Ga. 30303