District Court Grants SEC’s Request for Asset Freeze and Order Prohibiting Further Investment Solicitations Against Man Accused of Defrauding Chinese Investors

By Alexandra Hughes, Fall 2015 Student Intern

On August 24, 2015, the SEC filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Lobsang Dargey, a former Tibetan monk, and owner of the “Path America” companies. In its complaint, the SEC alleged Dargey defrauded Chinese investors seeking U.S. residency through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program. Continue reading

Meet Student Intern Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson joins the Investor Advocacy Clinic for the fall 2015 semester.  A graduate of Georgia State University, Robinson chose to participate in the clinic because it offers an opportunity to practice and hone her skills while helping those who would not otherwise be able to obtain an attorney. Robinson says:

“The Investor Advocacy Clinic allows those who have been hurt to obtain assistance when they have no other avenue for restitution.”

Upon graduation, Robinson plans to work at a small to medium size firm focusing on corporations.

Meet Student Intern Alexandra Hughes

alexhughesAlex Hughes joins the Investor Advocacy Clinic for the fall 2015 semester.   Hughes chose to participate in the clinic because she wanted to gain real legal experience and interact with clients before graduating law school.  According to Hughes,

“The Clinic is important to investors because it is an opportunity for them to receive representation while giving students an opportunity to interact with clients and help them with real issues.”

Hughes is a graduate of Vassar College and plans to graduate from Georgia State Law in May 2016.  Upon graduation, Hughes will work in a litigation practice in Atlanta.

GSU Students: Interested in the Clinic? Apply today.

questions after presentationTo Apply.  GSU College of Law students interested in our Spring 2016 Investor Advocacy Clinic course should submit an application online.  Applications and all supporting materials are due no later than September 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered, so please be sure to carefully read all directions and submit the necessary supporting materials.

Are you interested in learning more about the Investor Advocacy Clinic?  Be sure to come meet with us during the during the Experiential Course Information Fair on September 16 at 12:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. in the lower level.  Clinic representatives will be on hand to answer your questions.

Continue reading

How the Investor Advocacy Clinic Prepared Me for My Summer Associate Position

By: Darius Wood, Fall 2015 Student Intern

dw workThe Investor Advocacy Clinic played a key role in preparing me for my summer associate position this summer. The clinic provided me with the forum to represent clients and practice law as an attorney would, but without all of the pressure that comes from the uncertainty of not knowing if you are doing everything right; we worked under the supervision of two professors.   Specifically, the clinic provided me with opportunities to refine my communication and time management skills. Continue reading

Meet Student Intern Bryan Rafie

Bryan Rafie joins the Investor Advocacy Clinic for the fall 2015 semester.  Rafie chose to participate in the clinic because he wanted to help investors.  A graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a financial backgroud, Rafie says:

“The Investor Advocacy Clinic provides access to information and advocacy for an area that can be a black box.  I know and have seen the savings and retirement funds of friends and family disappear due to bad advice.  I want to help investors in that situation who don’t have anywhere else to turn.”