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Opportunity Credit Hours Semesters Eligibility Grading How to Participate Application Deadline Prerequisites Learn More
Access to Justice: Law Reform I 2 or 3 One semester Must be a second-year or third-year student Letter grade Students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering. Students who enroll in Access to Justice: Law Reform I must also enroll in Access to Justice: Law Reform II in the succeeding semester Students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering for this course. NA During the first semester, students will learn about the workings of the civil and criminal justice systems as they operate in Fulton and/or DeKalb County, focusing on the experience of low-income individuals. They will identify a specific access to justice problem and work in teams to research and produce a thorough description of the problem.

Professor Lauren Lucas

Access to Justice: Law Reform II 2 or 3 One semester Must be a second-year or third-year student Letter grade Students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering for this course. Students enrolling in Access to Justice: Law Reform II must also enroll in Access to Justice: Law Reform I in the preceding semester. Students must obtain the permission of the instructor prior to registering for this course. Access to Justice: Law Reform I During the second semester, students will engage in further research of the access to justice problem they have identified in Access to Justice: Law Reform I and propose a solution to the problem. They also will work to organize an event at which their proposals will be presented.

Professor Lauren Lucas

Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program  3 One semester.A second semester is possible with approval of the professor. Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA Letter grade Contact the professor to obtain approval to register, sign contract with regard to program requirements
and register
No application; enrollment is through the regular registration process. LAW 7091 or 7176*; must have a cumulative 2.3 GPA. *May be satisfied as a co-requisite with approval of the professor Bankruptcy Assistance &
Practice Program
Professor B. Summer Chandler
Capital Defender Clinic 3 Two semesters Second-year and third-year students with preference for third-years; and a minimum 2.3 GPA S/U Students email submit a letter of interest, resume and transcript to the instructor Contact Professor Josh Moore Take Evidence and Criminal Procedure or plan to enroll in both during the year Capital Defender Clinic 

Professor Moore

Civil Pre-Trial Litigation 3 One semester (Fall 2016) Must have completed Lawyering Advocacy; preference given to part-time students Letter grade Students get permission from the instructor prior to registering. Prior to registration, email acurcio@gsu.edu identify whether you are a full- or part-time student and whether you have completed Lawyering Advocacy. Also state why you want to take the class Students must get permission from the instructor prior to registering for this course Lawyering Advocacy Simulation course that develops students’ pre-trial skills and business acumen with regard to civil tort cases. Students engage in advanced statutory interpretation, discovery planning, deposition-taking, and case planning and strategizing. Students also learn the law of liens and the impact health care and other liens have on decisions, including settlements and settlement documents and releases
Externship Program 3 plus 1 additional for mandatory seminar starting fall 2015 for new externs One semester, with the exception of the U.S Attorney’s Office, which is a yearlong two-semester placement Successful completion of all first-year classes; and a minimum 2.3 GPA S/UNew externs will receive a letter grade for the additional seminar. Online application process each semester; students must receive permission to register Yes, contact Externship Office for more information. Students must satisfy any additional prerequisites specified by the individual externship site in the site description. Externship Program

Saundra Blalock, Externship Program administrative coordinator

Professors Kinda Abdus-Saboorand Kendall Kerew

Fundamentals to Law Practice 4 Spring semester Successful completion of all first-year courses Letter grade Complete application. There is limited enrollment and you must receive permission to register. Yes, contact Professor Clark Cunningham None Course website

Professor Clark Cunningham

Health Legislation and Advocacy I and II 6 Two semesters Successful completion of all first-year courses Letter grade Regular registration and limited to eight students No application; enrollment is through the regular registration process. Center for Law Health & Society

Professor Sylvia B. Caley (J.D. '89)

HeLP Legal Services Clinic I 4 One semester, with a possible second semester with faculty permission Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA Letter grade Online application each semester; you must receive permission to register. Yes, application form; Clinic applications are accepted for the fall semester during the previous spring, and for the spring in the previous fall semester. Review Georgia State Law’s academic calendar for due dates or contact Clinic Administrator Jameelah Saleem HeLP Clinic

Professor Sylvia Caley, Lisa Radtke Bliss and Jimmy Mitchell

HeLP Legal Services Clinic II 4 One semester Successful completion of HeLP I Letter grade By application and permission of professors Yes, application form; Clinic applications are accepted for the fall semester during the previous spring, and for the spring in the previous fall semester. Review Georgia State Law’s academic calendar for due dates or contact Clinic Administrator Jameelah Saleem HeLP Clinic
Professors Sylvia Caley, Lisa Radtke Bliss and Jimmy Mitchell
Investor Advocacy Clinic 4 One semester required, with a possible second semester Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA; third-year students are preferred Letter grade Online application each semester; you must receive permission to register. Yes, application form; Clinic applications are accepted for the fall semester during the previous spring, and for the spring in the previous fall semester. Review Georgia State Law’s academic calendar for due dates or contact Clinic Administrator Jameelah Saleem Successful completion of all required courses. Investor Advocacy Clinic
Professor Nicole G. Iannarone
Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic 3 Fall and spring semesters Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA S/U Online application process during spring semester; students must receive permission to register. Yes, contact Professor Bonnie Powell (J.D. '99) Clinic training occur the first or second week of August. Attendance is mandatory. Training dates will be confirmed no later than June 1, each year. Upon acceptance, a criminal background check is conducted. Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Professor Powell

Law and Health Equity 2 or 3 Fall semester Must be a second-year or third-year student Letter grade Register and then sign contract with regard to program requirements No application; enrollment is through the regular registration process. NA Law and Health Equity is an introduction to understanding socioeconomic causes of chronic illnesses in low-income and minority communities and will emphasize the need for legal interventions to such afflictions. Students analyze the applicability of current laws, policies and regulations in creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for vulnerable populations. Students work with Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) as community partners to assess the impact of and provide recommendations for the mitigation of health disparities in underserved communities in the Atlanta area.
Professor Courtney Anderson
Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic 3 Fall and spring semester Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA S/U Application process during the spring semester; students must receive permission to register Yes, contact Professor Talley Wells. NA The yearlong Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic is taught in partnership with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s Disability Integration Project. The clinic focuses on advocacy arising out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision. The clinic will include (1) developing advocacy and litigation skills; (2) substantive law relating to the rights of people with disabilities; and (3) current Georgia issues. Students will represent individual clients in Olmstead-related advocacy and perform community education. Learn more>>

Professor Talley Wells

Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic 4 One semester required, with a possible second semester Successful completion of necessary prequisite, Law 7095 and a minimum 2.3 GPA. Letter grade Register for the tax clinic through the regular registration process. Yes, Application form Note: There is no application for the summer semester. Summer enrollment is through the regular registration process. Successfully complete LAW 7095 Basic Federal Taxation Phillip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Professor Ted Afield

Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C. 4 Summer semester only Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA S/U Online application process during spring semester; students must receive permission to register. Yes, contact the Externship Office Students also must satisfy any additional prerequisites specified by the U.S.P.T.O. or U.S. Copyright Office. Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C.

Professor Kendall Kerew

Transactional Assistance and Practice Program (TAPP) 3 One semester Successful completion of all first-year courses and a minimum 2.3 GPA Letter grade Contact the professor to obtain approval to register, sign contract with regard to program requirements and register No application, however, approval of the professor is required. LAW 7101;* must have a cumulative 2.3 GPA.

*May be satisfied as a co-requisite with approval of the professor.

Transactional Assistance & Practice Program

Professor B. Summer Chandler

Urban Fellows Program 2 Fall and spring semesters Second-year and third-year students, including part-timers Letter grade Apply in the spring (usually late February). Attend all the Urban Fellows lectures are during the fall semester. The paper satisfies the college's writing requirement. Yes, contact Karen Johnston (J.D. '08), assistant director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth Successful completion of your first year. Part-time students may apply after their first year. Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth

Assistant Director Johnston