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Professor is first law school faculty member to receive an NSF grant

Recently, Alexander W. Scherr, associate professor and director of Civil Clinics, became the first full-time faculty member in UGA’s School of Law to receive a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The $100,000 grant was awarded to Scherr and Deborah G. Martin, an assistant professor of geography at Clark University, to study the impact that legal practices have on the formation of a community’s identity.

 The study will focus on disputes between neighborhood residents and privately-run group homes for homeless and mentally ill individuals.