The Investor Advocacy Clinic at Georgia State University’s College of Law represents and educates small investors while providing a quality educational experience to law students. The Clinic represents Georgia investors with losses of less than $100,000 due to potential broker misconduct who have no significant assets other than their home or car and who would not otherwise be able to obtain counsel due to the size of their claim. Under attorney supervision, law students will represent these small investors in claims against their broker dealers, including arbitration hearings before FINRA Dispute Resolution. Students will engage in client in-take, interviewing, claim evaluation, claim preparation, settlement negotiations and advocacy in mediation and arbitration. In addition, the clinic law students will conduct community outreach events during which they will offer investors information on ways to avoid broker disputes and become educated investors.
The Investor Advocacy Clinic fills small investors’ unmet legal needs while providing students with unique hands on training in business and securities law. Made possible by a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and funding from the College of Law, your donation will ensure that small investors with previously unmet legal needs benefit from the services offered by the Investor Advocacy Clinic.
For more information concerning the Investor Advocacy Clinic, please visit our webpage at www.law.gsu.edu/investoradvocacy.