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Pre-Law Advising Within the University

GSU has a unique approach to providing pre-law advising services to students. Whereas most universities have a single pre-law adviser or office of pre-law advising, at GSU pre-law advising is provided by an extended network of faculty and administrators throughout the university. Our approach has many advantages, but probably the biggest is that it provides pre-law students with abundant opportunities for receiving sound advice from multiple individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives.

Currently, the faculty member responsible for coordinating the efforts of the GSU pre-law advising network is Dr. Michael Evans, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, one of GSU’s two LSAC Pre-Law Advisers, and faculty adviser for the Pre-Law Society (formerly Pre-Law Club), the Mock Trial Team, and students majoring in Law and Society (through the B.I.S. program). Professor Ryan Grelecki is GSU’s other LSAC Pre-Law Adviser. As members of GSU’s pre-law advising network, Dr. Evans and Professor Grelecki are more than happy to meet with you by appointment to discuss your pre-law-related questions. However, the other members of the network are also eager to offer advice. And we in fact encourage students to seek advice from multiple members since we all have different backgrounds and, thus, offer different perspectives and insights on law school and the legal profession. For example, some of us have been to law school and practiced law, while some of us engage in the academic study of law, and others among us have done both.

Here is a list of members of the GSU pre-law advising network organized alphabetically by institutional affiliation:

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Cyntoria Johnson. Clinical Instructor. Webpage.

Michael Shapiro. Clinical Instructor / Internship Coordinator. Faculty adviser for Criminal Justice Student AssociationWebpage.

English

Elizabeth Lopez. Associate Professor. Webpage.

Robin Wharton. Lecturer. Webpage. Email: rwharton3@gsu.edu

History

Robert Baker. Associate Professor. Webpage.

Honors College

Fritz Kroncke. Academic Adviser and Internship Coordinator. Email: fritzkroncke@gsu.edu

Legal Studies (through Robinson College of Business)

Charlotte Alexander. Assistant Professor of Legal Studies with secondary appointment at GSU College of Law. Webpage.

Perry Binder. Clinical Associate Professor. Webpage.

Laura Green. Director of External Relations (Department of Risk Management and Insurance). Email: Lgreen42@gsu.edu

Ryan Grelecki. Clinical Assistant Professor. LSAC Pre-Law Adviser. Founder of the LawWhys pre-law discovery program. Webpage.

Peggy Sherman: Clinical Associate Professor. Webpage.

Harold Weston: Clinical Associate Professor.  Webpage.

Susan Willey. Clinical Professor. Webpage.

Office of Black Student Achievement

C. Bernard McCrary: Senior Student Development Specialist. Adviser for GSU Pre-Law Division of National Black Law Student AssociationWebpage.

Perimeter College

Tamra Ortgies-Young. Assistant Professor of Political Science. Email: tortgiesyoung@gsu.edu

Barbara Robertson. Lecturer (Business and Social Science). Email: brobertson@gsu.edu

Ann Robinson. Associate Professor of Political Science. Email: acraig4@gsu.edu

Adam Stone. Associate Professor of Political Science. Email: astone@gsu.edu

George Vargis. Associate Professor and Chair (Business and Social Science). Email: gvargis@gsu.edu

Philosophy

Andrew I. Cohen. Associate Professor. Webpage.

Political Science

Michael Evans. Lecturer. LSAC Pre-Law Adviser. Faculty adviser for Pre-Law Society (formerly Pre-Law Club) & Mock Trial Team. Webpage.

Michael Fix. Assistant Professor. Webpage.

Robert Howard. Professor. Webpage.

Susanne Schorpp. Assistant Professor. Webpage.

Amy Steigerwalt. Associate Professor. Webpage.

 Pre-Law Advising Outside the University

In addition to seeking advice from members of our pre-law advising network, it is important to seek advice from lawyers outside the university. This is a good reason to join pre-law student groups (especially the Pre-Law Club, National Black Law Student Association, and/or Criminal Justice Student Association), because such groups often bring in lawyers and representatives from law schools to speak to club members. You can also meet attorneys and receive a lot of helpful advice by getting jobs or internships in law offices or courts. So that’s another good reason to seek those opportunities. See the page called “Get Prepared” for more information about seeking internships.