Six students joined the Investor Advocacy clinic at Georgia State University’s College of Law for our first semester of operations. Our inaugural class includes students Cassandra Bradford, Ryan Browne, Dylan Donley, James Gallagher, Michael McLaughlin and D. Russell Stroud.
During a day-long boot camp led by Professors Doug Yarn, Anne Tucker and Nicole Iannarone, the students received training in substantive legal areas including securities law, securities arbitration claims, mediation and arbitration. Students also learned about the clinic’s operations as a functioning law office. During the boot camp, student interns began to collaborate in their teams and develop goals for the semester to come.
The student interns have since jumped into the clinic’s work. Under attorney supervision, students are fielding calls and other inquiries, evaluating whether investors may have legal claims against their brokers. Student interns will provide free legal services to eligible investors.
In addition, student interns will work to ensure that Georgia investors do not become victims of investment fraud. Through investor education and outreach, such as posts on this blog and live presentations and seminars, student interns will teach the investing public about how to protect themselves and be informed investors.