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May. 31 2017

UGA School of Law increases public interest fellowship support

In addition to providing first-rate legal training for its students, the University of Georgia School of Law is instilling in them the need to serve. The service comes in a variety of forms, and the benefits and communities served are just as diverse.

May. 8 2017

Georgia Supreme Court justice to deliver UGA law school Commencement address

Carol W. Hunstein, a justice serving on the Supreme Court of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's Commencement to be held May 20 at 10 a.m.

Apr. 13 2017

UGA law school wins national mock trial tournament

The University of Georgia School of Law recently won the Sixth Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, an invitation only national advocacy tournament.

May. 5 2016

UGA law school advocacy teams sweep intrastate competition

Recently, University of Georgia School of Law moot court teams finished the 2015-16 advocacy season with a sweep of all awards in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition, as the No. 5 team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and as a national quarterfinalist and the Best Brief Award winner at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.

May. 2 2016

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates to deliver UGA law school graduation speech

Jan. 21 2016

Law school creates elite fellowship with Goddard Foundation gift

The University of Georgia School of Law has established an elite fellowship program as a result of a $2 million founding gift from The John N. Goddard Foundation. Initially, the program will offer three law school students annually the opportunity to receive an educational experience including domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country's top legal leaders and a full tuition scholarship.

Sep. 21 2015

UGA School of Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta

The University of Georgia School of Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta campus that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas.

Aug. 24 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights at UGA

Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held today, Aug. 24.

Jul. 31 2015

Georgia state representative makes $500,000 gift to UGA School of Law

The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $500,000 gift to create the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship for first-generation college graduates attending Georgia Law. The gift is the first of its kind, and it was made by Georgia Law alumna and state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans. The first Evans Scholar is expected to be named this fall.

Jul. 23 2015

Ringhand named new law school associate dean for academic affairs

The University of Georgia School of Law's Lori A. Ringhand has been named the school's new associate dean for academic affairs. In this role, she will supervise the law school's academic program and curriculum.

May. 14 2015

UGA law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general

Yesterday, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general.

Apr. 3 2015

Protecting cultural heritage to be topic of UGA presentation

The University of Georgia Master of Historic Preservation Program will host a presentation titled "From Savannah to Syria: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Law" to be delivered by Will Cook, the associate general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The event will be held April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and is free and open to the public.

Mar. 9 2015

UGA law school’s Elizabeth Burch receives Young Scholars Medal

Elizabeth "Beth" Chamblee Burch, an associate professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, has been awarded the American Law Institute's Young Scholars Medal. This national award is presented every other year to one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.

Feb. 18 2015

Scholarship established in honor of former UGA School of Law Dean Rebecca White

The University of Georgia School of Law established the Rebecca Hanner White Scholarship, named in honor of White, who recently stepped down as the leader of the school after more than 11 years of service.

Feb. 5 2015

Amann named law school associate dean for international programs and strategic initiatives

The University of Georgia School of Law has named Diane Marie Amann as its first associate dean for international programs and strategic initiatives. In this role, she will oversee collaborations between the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the law school's faculty and students.

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