Students Begin Work in Investor Advocacy Clinic

InvestorAdvocacyClinic 14-0140Six 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. Continue reading

The Investor Advocacy Clinic is Open for Business

LAW_IACThe Investor Advocacy Clinic at Georgia State University’s College of Law is open for business.

The Clinic, funded by a $250,000 grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the College of Law, began operations this semester with six students who will, under attorney supervision, represent small investors with claims against their brokers that are subject to arbitration before FINRA Dispute Resolution. Continue reading

GSU College of Law Awarded FINRA Foundation Grant to Fund Investor Advocacy Clinic

Georgia State University College of Law has received a $250,000 grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation for the creation of an Investor Advocacy Clinic, scheduled to open in late spring or summer 2013. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation is the largest foundation in the United States dedicated to investor education. The grant will allow GSU to open the first clinic dedicated to serving small investors in the state.

With the creation of the GSU clinic, small investors, who otherwise cannot afford or find private legal representation because of the size of their claim, will be able to have potential claims against an investment professional evaluated by law students under the guidance of an experienced law professor. Continue reading