Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 Law Bulletin 
2021-2022 Law Bulletin

Advocacy Certificate

The Certificate of Advocacy program would emphasize the development of the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective advocacy and client representation. The program would consist of a variety of specialized doctrinal, skills, and experiential courses providing students with the knowledge and ability to apply a range of advocacy skills in various settings and to have an understanding of the many facets of advocacy. A student who receives the Certificate in Advocacy will learn the fundamental principles and skills of effective advocacy and be prepared for a career in litigation.

Certificate Requirements

Skills Training (Minimum of 10 Credit Hours)

Choice of at least 4 of the following:

Experiential (Minimum of 9 Credit Hours)

Choice of at least 4 of the following:

Writing Requirement

Students must complete a substantial writing project (2-3 credit hours), which may also be used to satisfy the College of Law’s writing requirement.

Extracurricular Activity

Students are encouraged to participate in advocacy extracurricular activities such as workshops and training sessions hosted at the College of Law or State Bar of Georgia, participate in additional client-focused projects, work with affiliated faculty as a GRA, and pursue summer internship placements as they become available.


A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for all courses taken in satisfaction of the certificate requirements. A minimum grade of 3.0 is required for the writing requirement.

Total: Minimum of 19 Credit Hours