Clinic’s Successes Lead to New Experiential Course in Business Arbitration

Starting in spring 2016, Georgia State Law will offer a new experiential course, the Business Arbitration Practicum.  Assistant Clinical Professor Nicole Iannarone received a College of Law Innovation Grant to create the new course, which will offer students the opportunity to learn and practice interviewing, counseling, advocacy and negotiation skills in the context of an arbitration proceeding.  The course, which will be a pre- or co- requisite for participation in the Investor Advocacy Clinic, is open to all students, including students who are unable to participate in the clinic due to conflicts of interest or time constraints.  Class sessions will center on simulated problems.  Students will interview their clients, research claims, initiate and answer proceedings, prepare for a final hearing and represent their clients in a live negotiation.  Students will receive substantial feedback on their lawyering skill development from their professor and practicing attorneys.