GSU Students: Try a Clinic to Practice Being a Lawyer

Click here to learn why Michael McLaughlin, JD ’14, now an attorney at Jones Day in Atlanta, believes law students should join a clinic.

McLaughlin says, “Try a clinic to practice being a lawyer.  I would participate again in the Investor Advocacy Clinic because it is such a unique law school experience. Unlike a typical law school class where work is assigned individually, you work side by side with your classmates and the Clinic’s Director to accomplish your tasks.  Unlike a typical law school class where education occurs solely in the classroom, you personally interact with members of the community by providing investor representation and education.  And unlike a typical law school class where you feel like a student, the Clinic provides an atmosphere for you to feel like a lawyer.”

Learn more about the three Georgia State Law in-house clinics, the Health Law Partnership Clinic (HeLP), Investor Advocacy Clinic, and Tax Clinic, including how to apply during these events:

  • Monday, February 12 12:00-1:00 pm: Preparing to Practice Panel: HeLP, Investor Advocacy and Tax Clinics, Room 241.  Meet with new and experienced lawyers who will share how working in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, the Investor Advocacy Clinic, and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic can help students make the move from student to successful attorney and obtain meaningful employment.  Food will be served.
  • Wednesday, February 14, 12:00-1:00 pm and 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Experiential Course Fair, law school atrium.  Meet with representatives of College of Law experiential courses, including the in house clinics, to learn more about opportunities at the College of Law.
  • Wednesday, February 21 5:00-6:00 pm: Preparing to Practice Panel: HeLP, Investor Advocacy and Tax Clinics, Room 246.  Meet with new and experienced lawyers who will share how working in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, the Investor Advocacy Clinic, and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic can help students make the move from student to successful attorney and obtain meaningful employment.  Food will be served.