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.
February 29, 2012 | Honors & Awards
River Basin Center legal fellow elected to State Bar’s Environmental Law Section
Katie Sheehan, a legal fellow at the University of Georgia River Basin Center, was elected member-at-large of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia for 2012.
October 5, 2011 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law conference to address current political issues in Georgia
A daylong conference on current issues in Georgia politics, with panel discussions on immigration, judicial budgetary issues, congressional redistricting and the recently passed Georgia Evidence Code, will be held Oct. 22, starting at 10 a.m. in the University of Georgia Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus.
September 13, 2011 | Events on Campus
Former Georgia chief justice to speak at Talarico Lecture
Athens, Ga. - Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears will deliver the Susette M. Talarico Lecture at the University of Georgia Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall.
August 31, 2011 | General News
School of Law debuts Washington program
The University of Georgia School of Law will launch a new program this spring that will allow approximately 15 students to live and work in Washington, D.C. for a semester while earning course credit.
August 17, 2011 | General News
UGA School of Law appoints Rollins associate dean; welcomes new LCS director
The University of Georgia School of Law recently announced the promotion of Paul B. Rollins to associate dean for administration. In this role, he will be responsible for supervising all phases of the admissions process for the law school's degree programs in addition to the oversight of legal career services and professional development and the shared oversight of student affairs and the registrar's office.
August 16, 2011 | General News
UGA School of Law class sets record for LSAT score, diversity
One of the most "academically talented" and "diverse" classes in the history of the University of Georgia School of Law began the three-year pursuit of a law degree this week. The Class of 2014, comprised of 225 students, has a median Law School Admission Test score of 165, which is a school record.
August 15, 2011 | General News
UGA School of Law to host conference on civil and human rights
The University of Georgia School of Law's Georgia Law Review will host a conference exploring civil and human rights issues of today and tomorrow on Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees may come and go throughout the day as needed.
May 27, 2011 | General News
UGA experts available to offer commentary on the prosecution of Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic
Diane Marie Amann, Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law in the University of Georgia School of Law, is available to offer commentary on the laws of war as they relate to the current situation with Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic.
February 1, 2011 | General News
Former DOJ Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson to teach at Georgia Law
Larry D. Thompson, former deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and current senior vice president of government affairs, general counsel and secretary for PepsiCo, has joined the University of Georgia School of Law as a visiting professor this spring.
January 21, 2011 | General News
UGA law conference to explore intellectual property law protection at global level
Intellectual property law experts from around the country will gather at the University of Georgia School of Law to discuss the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights during a daylong conference Jan. 28.
December 7, 2010 | General News
Former Georgia lieutenant governor and noted legal journalist to teach at Georgia Law this spring
Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard and Slate magazine's Dahlia Lithwick will join the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law spring semester 2011. Howard will serve as the Sanders Political Leadership Scholar, and Lithwick will hold a visiting professorship.
November 12, 2010 | General News
Georgia defeats Florida in moot court competition
The University of Georgia School of Law recently defeated the University of Florida College of Law in the 29th Annual Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville, Fla.
November 1, 2010 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law hosts conference on nuclear non-proliferation
The University of Georgia School of Law, in collaboration withits Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and Dean Rusk Center, present "Fallout: The Future of Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation" Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Open to the public, the event is free, and no pre-registration is required.
October 14, 2010 | Events on Campus
Political commentator Paul Begala to speak at UGA
Paul Begala, political commentator and former counselor to President Bill Clinton, will speak at the University of Georgia Oct. 20. His talk, entitled "Show Business for Ugly People: Why Politics Matters," is at 3 p.m. in the Chapel, with a reception immediately following at the Russell Library. Both events are free and open to the public.