Pre-Law Advising Within the University

GSU has a unique approach to providing pre-law advising services to students. Whereas most universities merely have one official pre-law adviser, at GSU we combine an innovative official centralized pre-law advising program (called “CASA Pre-Law”) with an extended informal 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 best way to receive pre-law advising is to contact CASA Pre-Law and join the CASA Pre-Law GroupMe. You can also reach out to members of our pre-law advising network. Here is a list of members of the informal 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 GSU’s Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and faculty adviser for Criminal Justice Student AssociationWebpage.


Elizabeth Lopez. Associate Professor. Webpage.


Robert Baker. Associate Professor. Webpage.

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:

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 (History and Political Science. Email:

Barbara Robertson. Instructor of Political Science (History and Political Science). Email:

Adam Stone. Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Department Chair. Email:

George Vargis. Associate Professor and Chair (History and Political Science). Email:


S. M. Love. Assistant Professor. Webpage.

Political Science

Michael Fix. Associate Professor. Webpage.

Robert Howard. Professor. Webpage.

Stephanie Kerce. Lecturer. Faculty adviser for Mock Trial Team and Pre-Law Society (formerly Pre-Law Club). Email.

Amy Steigerwalt. Professor. Webpage.

Michael Yontz. Lecturer. 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 Society, 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.