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Erin Munger

Erin Munger (Photo by Chad Osburn/UGA)

Law student Erin Munger’s passion is the fair and equitable administration of justice, and she’s committed to maintaining the rule of law and the integrity of our legal institutions.


Dunwoody, GA

High school:

Dunwoody High School

Family ties to UGA:

Susan Munger (J.D. 1990)
William Munger (B.A. in Advertising 2018)

Expected graduation:

Spring 2019

Degree objective:


Other degrees:

B.A. in Political Science

University highlights, achievements, awards and scholarships:

Law school:

— Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Scholarship in Honor of Barry Phillips
— Law School Association Scholarship
— Blue Key Honor Society, Secretary
— Dean’s Ambassadors, President
— Georgia Law Review, Editorial Board Member, Volume 52, 2017-2018
— Georgia Law Review, Managing Board Notes Editor, Volume 53, 2018-2019

UGA undergrad (UGA Honors, B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, 2016):

— UGA Outstanding Senior Leader Award
— Honors in Washington Intern Fellowship
— UGA Student Government Association, Director of Student Legal Services
— UGA Panhellenic Council Executive Board, VP of Panhellenic Standards
— Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, VP of Panhellenic Affairs
— With Someone Else’s Money, UGA’s premier co-ed a cappella group, alto

I chose to attend UGA because …

… I felt it presented me with the best opportunities to reach my goals. In the Honors College and in Law School, I have consistently been provided with the opportunities I needed to succeed. Plus, I love SEC football and there is nothing like a game between the hedges.

My favorite things to do on campus are …

These days, I spend most of my time in the Law Library! But I enjoy spending time in the Founders Garden, walking around North Campus and reading on Herty Field.

When I have free time, I like …

I enjoy singing and dancing. In undergrad, I was part of With Someone Else’s Money, UGA’s premier co-ed a cappella group. I also enjoy going to OrangeTheory Fitness and hot yoga.

The craziest thing I’ve done is …

… participate in an exchange student program with a high school in Germany at age 15.

My favorite place to study is …

… the main section of the Law Library.

My favorite professor is …

… Mehrsa Baradaran

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with …

… Ellen Degeneres.

If I knew I could not fail, I would …

… run for the U.S. Senate.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to …

… spend a few years abroad, especially in Asia and Africa.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

My passion is the fair and equitable administration of justice. I am drawn to public service and eventually intend to pursue a career working at the intersection of law and government. Whether I spend my career as an advocate, or transition into a different legal role, I will remain committed to maintaining the rule of law and the integrity of our legal institutions.

After graduation, I plan to …

I have accepted a two-year clerkship with a federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. After that, I have accepted an offer to join the litigation group at Eversheds Sutherland in Atlanta.

The one UGA experience I will always remember will be …

My time at Delta Hall in Washington, D.C. The Honors in Washington program was an incredible experience, and I had the opportunity to work for UGA’s Director of Federal Government Relations. Getting to advocate on behalf of the university I loved was very rewarding.