News and Events
IAC Career Trek
The IAC Career Educators and the Law, Science & Technology Program have coordinated site visits to local Atlanta organizations for LST/prelaw students and IAC majors to learn more about the various career paths and company culture of Jones Day, Georgia State University Law and, Mabra Law. Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Applications will close on Monday April 3rd. at 12pm. Don't wait to apply!
**There are ONLY 30 slots available on a first come, first served basis**
Diversity in IP Panel Discussion
If you are interested in Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets) – please join the LST Program and our co-host Jones Day for this exciting panel discussion followed by lunch!
Please register in advance here so we know about how many people to expect:
Scholarship Database Added to the Pre-Law Information Portal
The purpose of this database is to inform you of a variety of law school scholarships available to help you finance law school.
Law, Science, and Technology Program Launches Pre-Law Information Portal
The Law, Science, and Technology (LST) Program in the School of Public Policy has created a new information portal for Georgia Tech students interested in legal careers.
Law, Science & Technology Program 20th Anniversary Celebration
The 20th Anniversary Celebration was a terrific moment to pause, reflect, and celebrate the tremendous efforts of all the students, faculty, and alumni who have built up such an amazing program in Law, Science, and Technology at Georgia Tech.
Becoming a Patent Agent
Mark Dighton of the Practising Law Institute will join Professor Slieper to discuss the career path of a patent agent, including information on preparing for the patent bar exam.
Celebrating 20 Years of the Law, Science, and Technology Minor
Jennifer Collins, HTS 2002, and computer science student Gabriel Armstrong. Collins was the first to earn the Law, Science, and Technology Minor. Armstrong will be one of the newest when he graduates in May. The minor turns 20 years old this year.
Law, Science & Technology Program 20th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the Law, Science, and Technology program. This event will be a night to celebrate the great work from the LST program over the past 20 years. Join the Ivan Allen College for networking, shared memories, great food, and drinks. We look forward to celebrating our alumni, faculty, staff, and students who helped make this program such a great success.
Van Aacken Fund 2022-2023 Student Awards
Current Georgia Tech students are invited to apply as outlined below. Priority is given to third and fourth year
students, and we anticipate selecting at least two students to receive $500 awards in the academic year 2022-2023.
Award funds may be used by selected students to cover application fees, LSAT/LCAC fees, LSAT prep costs, costs associated with campus visits, and other costs connected to the law school admissions process.
Applications are due by 5pm on November 23rd.
LST Personal Statement Workshop with Harvard Law
Join the Law, Science, and Technology program for a personal statement workshop with Harvard Law School J.D. Admissions on Thursday, October 27th from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The workshop will be located in the Bill Moore Student Success Center in President's Suite C.
Mock Trial Defeats UGA in Season's First Tournament
Georgia Tech's mock trial team won its first tournament of the season, hosted by the University of Georgia at the Fulton County Courthouse on Oct. 22-23.
JAG Corps Information Session with Captain Irene Liscano
Join the Law, Science, and Technology program for a JAG Corps information session on October 4th from 11am to 12pm in the President's Suite C of the Student Success Center
Georgia Law Schools Panel
Join the Law, Science, and Technology Program for a Georgia Law Schools Panel with admissions offices from Georgia's top law schools, including Emory Law, UGA Law, GSU Law, and Mercer Law. This event takes place Thursday, September 22nd from 11am-12:30pm in the President's Suite B of the Bill Moore Student Success Center.
Governing Disease Amidst Plagues in the Nation
The School of Public Policy and The Law, Science and Technology Program are honored to welcome Polly J. Price as a speaker for the upcoming Meg and Sam Flax Lecture Series on Public Policy for a talk titled “Governing Disease Amidst Plagues in the Nation.”
Federal Judge joins LST Faculty
Leigh Martin May, a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia will be joining the School of Public Policy and the Law, Science, and Technology program as a professor of the practice this fall, when she will be teaching Constitutional Issues. Learn more at the link below
Congratulations to Georgia Tech's Mock Trial Team
A huge congratulations to Georgia Tech Mock Trial on two fronts: Team B (pictured) is advancing to the National Championships, and the entire team successfully served as the host school for the regional tournament this past weekend at the Fulton County Courthouse - a huge logistical feat, especially in the midst of COVID. Congratulations, GT Mock Trial! We’re very proud of you!
Confirming a Supreme Court Justice
Do you have questions about what comes next for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson after her nomination to become the next U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice? Learn more in this article as Professor Chad Slieper discusses what the confirmation process looks like for Supreme Court nominees.
Students Receive Inaugural Van Aacken Awards
This fall, the Law, Science, and Technology Program announced a new award program for Georgia Tech pre-law students across Colleges and Majors. Funded by an endowment in memory of Georgia Tech alum Troy Van Aacken, the awards help students offset the cost of applying to law school. Congratulations to this year’s inaugural recipients of the Van Aacken Awards, Samuel Ellis (INTA) and Zoe Elledge (LMC)! A big thank you to the selection committee for giving their time and energy to evaluating the applications for the award, and to alum Susan Van Aacken for her support of these awards.
UGA School of Law Information Session
Join UGA School of Law for a virtual information session on October 12th to learn more about the admissions process, curriculum, and resources at the UGA School of Law.
Van Aacken Fund 2021 Student Awards
Current Georgia Tech students are invited to apply to receive a Van Aaacken Fund Student Award as outlined below. Priority is given to third and fourth year students, and we anticipate selecting two students to receive $500 awards in the fall of 2021. Award funds may be used by selected students to cover application fees, LSAT/LSAC fees, LSAT prep costs, costs associated with campus visits, and other costs connected to the law school admissions process.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm on October 8, 2021. Selections will be made by the end of October.
George Washington Law Virtual Coffee Hour
Join Sophia Sim, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at George Washington Law School, for a virtual coffee hour and informational session at 11 AM on Tuesday, September 28th.
GSU Law Info Session
Join Monique McCarthy, Senior Director of Law Admissions at Georgia State University College of Law, for a virtual informational session.
Tuesday 9/21, 11am-12pm, GSU Law Info. Session
Bluejeans Meeting – No registration required
Law Firms and Beyond Panel
The Careers in Law: Firms and Beyond virtual panel on March 31st, 2021 examines a variety of careers that attorneys have pursued, discussing what paths students may explore.
A Hub for Law, Science, and Technology in the School of Public Policy
The Law, Science, and Technology Program here at Georgia Tech was recently profiled in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Read the full article at the link below.
LST Student Receives President's Undergraduate Research Award
Congratulations to Emma Menardi (above right), an LST student who received a President's Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to work with Prof. Slieper to further develop the research she began in his Law, Medicine, and Ethics course! Emma and Prof. Slieper will be using various bioethical tools to examine and critique various HIV policies, and the role stigma plays in affecting those policies.
Preparing Now for a Career in Law
The Law, Science, and Technology Program welcomes Georgia Tech Public Policy alumna Rebecca Glatzer, attorney and legal recruiter, to campus on February 25th, 2020 to discuss preparing for a career in law while an undergraduate student.
Samford Law Visits Georgia Tech
Join Samford Law Admissions Officer Nancy Battles in DM Smith Room 108, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 11am-12pm for a presentation on the Law School Application Process. This presentation will not be specific to Samford Law, but would be useful to any of you thinking of applying to law school in the future. Pizza will be served. Hope to see you there!
Harvard Law Visits Georgia Tech
The Law, Science, and Technology Program welcomes Harvard Admissions Officer Monique Atkinson on November 5th, 2019 for a presentation and Q&A.
Coffee with an Admissions Counselor
On October 17, 2019, Sophia Sim, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at George Washington Law School, joins us for an open coffee hour at Highland Bakery to answer questions about the admissions process, discuss George Washington Law School's program, and more.
Georgia Tech's Mock Trial Team: One of the Nation's Best
The Georgia Tech Mock Trial Team ranks among the nation’s best in its 2018-19 season, its team members drawing upon diverse academic backgrounds to succeed in national Mock Trial competition. Students work alongside two LST faculty coaches to build a strong argument with the year's case, which they then argue in competition with other collegiate Mock Trial teams.
Tech Students Explore the World of Law
Georgia Tech students pursue interests in law during the summer semester. These students participated in opportunities ranging from internships in patent and intellectual property law to internships in the nonprofit sector to working as a paralegal assistant. Learn more at the link below.