Law students in Georgia engaged, creative


I have been observing some very interesting law school activities of late at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens. Mercer law students have participated for many, many years as interns for the Macon Regional Office of the Georgia Legal Services Program.  Of late, the Mercer clinical program has blossomed.  The program, always impressive, through a practicum now sends students out in to the world to observe and deal with real problems in communities in and around Macon.   Additionally, the law students and lawyers from the Georgia Legal Services Program are collaborating on a program to provide the students with real-life legal issues for research and writing experience for the students.

The University of Georgia School of Law clinical program has also been working with the local Georgia Legal Services Program attorneys on research and writing.  Several of the students were involved heavily in the development of 18 flash video presentations on very important poverty law issues.  Those videos are available here: http://media.glsp.org .

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Working In the Public Interest (WIPI) Conference will be held later in February.  The WIPI conference is a two-day event packed with timely panel discussions, keynote speakers, and networking receptions.  The students’ 4th Annual Conference will be on February 27-28, 2009 at the law school in Athens.  Topics include:    Economic Disparity, LGBT issues, Juvenile Sentencing, Human Rights, Sex trafficking and more.   You can learn more here about the WIPI conference HERE.

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Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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