Wednesday October 16, 2013

IL SBA Run-off close at 5pm

- 5 pm - Online

Run-off voting for 1L Full-time Senator and Honor Court Justice positions is open until Wednesday, Oct 16 at 5pm.

SBA Online Ballot Box

Contact : Jeff Anderson


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Clinics Open House

Noon - 1 pm -

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The College of Law's clinics will be open for prospective students to visit. Please stop in to tour the clinic spaces, meet clinic students, faculty and administrative staff, and learn more about the types of cases each clinic handles.  

  • The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is located in room 161.  
  • The Investor Advocacy Clinic is located in room 326.  
  • The Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Legal Services Clinic is located in room 669.
  • Faculty of Fundamentals of Law Practice/Domestic Violence Clinic will be in the first floor lobby.
Contact : Lisa Bliss


1L Orientation

Noon - 1 pm - Room 140
Mandatory 1L Orientation Contact : Sarah Rodmaker

Tax Clinic Open House (with Food)

Noon - 1 pm -

As you plan your course schedule for next term, consider enrolling in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. 

The Tax Clinic has been operating for over 22 years as a nationally recognized component of the College’s lawyer skills development program. It is designed to assist students transition from the traditional law school classes to the active practice of law. The Clinic assists students develop essential skills needed after graduation. Student are assigned their own cases, which involve representation of low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS. Most students who enroll in the Clinic do not intend to practice tax law. The Clinic is not designed to be a tax course nor is it intended to provide substantial litigation training; however, students who work in the clinic will prepare briefs that are submitted to the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel, Appeals Division, and Collections Division.

Students work in an actual law-firm setting. They will interview clients, discuss matters with opposing counsel or others in the IRS, learn file maintenance skills, report their time, and engage in other typical activities of junior associate in a law firm. Employers have noted that students who take the Tax Clinic are well prepared to practice law.

To qualify for admission to the Clinic, you must have completed Basic Tax and have an overall average of at least 2.3. To learn more about the Tax Clinic stop by the Clinic’s offices (ground floor across from Career Services) during an open house on October 16 at noon for pizza, or any day between 9-5 to learn about the Clinic.  You can also learn more about the Clinic from the Clinic's web site at: .  You also should feel free to contact Professor Blasi, the Clinic Director, at 404-413-9172 or Professor Timm, the Associate Clinic Director at 404-413-9232 for additional information.

Contact : Sarah Ortiz, Administrative Coordinator - 404-413-9230


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Government Law Panel

Noon - 1 pm - Room 100
PILA will be hosting a panel of government attorneys who will share thier experiences and give tips on how to get a government job. Food will be provided. Contact : Anamaria Hazard


Urban Fellows Lecture: Amanda Powell and Renee Skeete Alston, Atlanta Public Housing Study

4:10 - 5:50 pm - Room 4th floor faculty conference room

The October Urban Fellows lecture will feature Amanda Powell and Renee Skeete Alston, Ph.D candidates at GSU in Sociology.  They will present their research on the Urban Health Initative's public housing study in Atlanta.

This event is a required event for Urban Fellows students.  Non-Urban Fellows and faculty that are interested in attending should contact Karen Johnston at

Contact : Karen Johnston, Assistant Director - Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth


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Westlaw 1L Open Memo Training

5 - 5:30 pm - Room 170

Attend 1L Westlaw training to help you get started with your legal research for the open memo. Pizza will be served so please RSVP by emailing Sue at or sign up under the TRAINING link on This is a repeat of the training on Oct 15th.

Contact : Sue Moore


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