January 23, 2013 | Events on Campus
UN World Food Director to speak at UGA School of Law symposium
Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will visit the University of Georgia School of Law on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law's conference.
January 18, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Law’s Amann appointed special adviser to International Criminal Court
Diane Marie Amann, Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia, has been appointed by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda as her special adviser on children in and affected by armed conflict. In this role, she will support and advise on Office of the Prosecutor policies, training and awareness with regard to children in and affected by armed conflict.
January 17, 2013 | General News
First lady Sandra Deal visits Athens Peer Court
Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, observed hearings at the Athens Peer Court recently at the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court.
January 8, 2013 | General News
Georgia Law Review symposium explores evidence reform
The University of Georgia School of Law's student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present "Evidence Reform: Turning a Grotesque Structure into a Rational Edifice?" on Jan. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on North Campus. During this daylong symposium, evidence scholars from across the country will discuss Georgia's new evidence code and will reflect upon the nation-wide evidence reform movement as a whole. The event is free and open to the public. However, due to limited capacity, pre-registration is encouraged.
January 7, 2013 | General News
Media advisory: First Lady Sandra Deal to visit Athens Peer Court
On Jan. 8, Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal will observe a hearing at the Athens Peer Court-Athens' newest innovation in juvenile justice. The Governor's Office of Children and Families-Deal chairs its advisory board-has provided financial support to establish the Peer Court. The hearing will take place from 6-7 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court.
January 7, 2013 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law to host the Georgia Supreme Court
The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Supreme Court of Georgia on the afternoon of Jan. 16 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on a criminal death penalty case and a civil medical malpractice case. The justices normally convene at the State Judicial Building in Atlanta but conduct one or two special sessions outside the state's capital each year.
November 20, 2012 | General News
Georgia Law secures win at Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition
The University of Georgia School of Law recently defeated the University of Florida School of Law in the annual Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville, Fla.
November 5, 2012 | General News
Georgia Law names foyer for Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos
The University of Georgia School of Law recently dedicated one of its newly renovated spaces in honor of Kathelen V. Amos, a 1982 graduate of the law school. The ceremony included a portrait unveiling of Amos, whose likeness now hangs in the space that bears her name-the Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos Foyer. Amos and her husband, Dan, made a leadership gift to the law school to assist in its renovations and have been longtime supporters of the school.
June 27, 2012 | Expert Voice
UGA experts available to comment on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
University of Georgia experts are available to provide commentary on the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected to be delivered June 28.
June 12, 2012 | Honors & Awards
UGA School of Law alumni association presents highest honor to Kurtz, Wooten
The University of Georgia School of Law's alumni association recently presented Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Paul M. Kurtz and 1975 alumnus and attorney Joel O. Wooten with its Distinguished Service Scroll Award.
April 27, 2012 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Law advocacy teams finish in top four nationally, top 10 internationally
The University of Georgia School of Law recently finished as one of the top four teams in the country at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and placed as one of the top 10 teams in the world at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
April 10, 2012 | General News
UGA School of Law wins national negotiation competition
The University of Georgia School of Law recently captured first place at the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition.
March 9, 2012 | Honors & Awards
Georgia Law wins two regional tournaments, advances to nationals in three
The University of Georgia School of Law recently took home the top trophy during the regional rounds of the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, held in Atlanta, and at the Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition, held in Memphis, Tenn.
March 8, 2012 | Events on Campus
Conference to explore balance between sustainability and Georgia’s economic growth
The University of Georgia School of Law's 24th Annual Red Clay Conference will address how to balance the long-term sustainability of Georgia's ecosystems with efforts to stabilize and improve its economy. To be held March 23 starting at 8:30 a.m., the daylong symposium will take place in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus.
March 5, 2012 | General News
Youth volunteers complete training for Athens’ first teen court
Youth offenders in Athens-Clarke County will soon have the option to be "tried by a jury of their peers" in the newly created Athens Peer Court. Beginning March 6, first-time offenders will able to choose to have their case decided by trained youth volunteers. While peer court or teen court programs are common around the country, this is the first such program in Athens and only the third or fourth in Georgia.