Student Organizations 2014-15
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American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society of the Georgia School of Law is a nonpartisan society whose mission is to harness the values of compassion and respect for each individual, and to incorporate them into American law and politics, in order to build a stronger and more decent national community. The Society's role is to influence the debate on the law, both in its interpretation and its creation, and to restore these traditional American values to their rightful place in legal and political debate. Our goal is a rekindling of the hope that by reason and decency, we can create an America that is better for us all.
Advisor: Professor Erica J. Hashimoto
Asian Law Students Association
The mission of the Asian Law Students Association is to provide social and academic support to Asian/Asian-American students at the University of Georgia School of Law during their time in law school and beyond. Through various events and activities, we strive to promote cultural awareness and facilitate exchange between students of different cultural backgrounds within the law school. While ALSA is an organization designed for Asian/Asian-American law students, we welcome anyone who is interested in joining, regardless of race, nationality, or cultural background.
Advisor: Greg Roseboro
President Andy Shin email@example.com Vice President Hari Narayanan firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Jim Xiao email@example.com Events Director Carolynn Shillingburg firstname.lastname@example.org Alumni Director Michelle Tang email@example.com PR Manager Johnathan Chiu firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Law Society
The Business Law Society was formed, and continues to exist, to help bring together law students interested in corporate and business law for educational and professional development, including the sponsoring of events involving corporate and business law firms and organizations.
Advisor: Professor Carol Morgan
Christian Legal Society
The University of Georgia chapter of Christian Legal Society is a group of sinners committed to loving, serving, and proclaiming Jesus Christ through the practice of law. CLS provides many opportunities for fun-filled fellowship, Christ-centered charity, and thought-provoking discussion on what it means to be a Christian and a lawyer. All law students are welcome at CLS.
Advisor: Professor Randy Beck
Davenport-Benham: Black Law Student Association
The purpose of this organization shall be to utilize the collective resources available to the chapter, including members, alumni, and friends (person/organization who favors and/or supports the organization), for the creation and maintenance of a Pre- law school environment that is conducive to Black students with intentions to study law.
Advisor: Greg Roseboro
The Dean's Ambassadors shall be focused first toward the promotion of the University of Georgia School of Law in the public arena and second toward the provision of maximum service for the betterment of the University of Georgia School of Law.
Advisor: Heidi Murphy
Education Law Student Association
Assist members interested in Education Law as they seek professional development within the Law School, the community, the state, and throughout the nation. Provide a body in which students interested in Education Law can discover, debate, and design policies affecting both the education system and the study of the rules which govern it. Establish and promote the University of Georgia School of Law as an institution of note in the field of education law, by producing scholarship, participating in academic events in other schools, and hosting the same.
Advisor: Professor Kent Barnett
President John Malutinok email@example.com
Vice President Zane Harmon firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Coordinator Colleen Callaghan email@example.com
Publicity & Outreach Director M. Ashley McGinley firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Robert Goff email@example.com
Environmental Law Association
The purpose/mission of the Environmental Law Association (ELA) is to provide a forum for those interested in environmental law. ELA presents the annual Red Clay Conference, sponsors speakers, and conducts community beautification efforts.
Advisor: Professor Peter A. Appel
President Mark Grafton firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Katie O’Brien email@example.com
Treasurer Elliot Gillooly firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Clay Executive Chair Hunter Jones email@example.com
Red Clay Conference Co-Chairs Ellie Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org
Amble Johnson email@example.com
Johnathan Tonge firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Justice Foundation Board
EJF's primary objective is to provide fellowships for students who volunteer for public interest organizations during the summer. These fellowships enable students to work in positions that would not otherwise be funded. EJF fellowship recipients receive practical experience in public interest law and provide organizations with valuable and necessary resources to expand their services.
Advisor: Professor Alexander W. Scherr
President Alicia Luncheon email@example.com
Vice President Chelsey McDade firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary/Treasurer Sakeena Leben-Yearwood email@example.com
Auction Chairs Leah Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Ricke email@example.com
Public Relations Chair Carey Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Event Chair Samantha Feinberg email@example.com
Fellowship Chair Kaylee Maxwell firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Law Society
The Family Law Society is dedicated to promoting the practice of Family Law within the Georgia Law community and exposing Georgia Law students to the broad field of Family Law. The goals of the Family Law Society are: 1) to increase law students' knowledge of current family law issues; 2) to provide career development and networking opportunities to students interested in the practice of family law; 3) to provide a forum for Georgia Law students to share ideas, knowledge and experience with others interested in Family Law; and 4) to assist law students seeking to gain professional experience and employment in the practice area of Family Law.
President Cheryl Kelly email@example.com
VP of Career Development Lauren Washington firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Alumni Relations Emerald Boggs email@example.com
Treasurer Gabrielle Espy firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Candice Bryant email@example.com
Encourages debate on the current status of public policy and the law through the sponsorship of debates and prominent speakers.
Advisor: Professor Michael L. Wells
Georgia Association of Law and Politics
The purpose of the Association is to explore emerging political issues and their intersection with the law, especially with regard to Georgia's legal system.
Advisor: Professor Thomas A. Eaton
President Courtney Broussard firstname.lastname@example.org
VP/Food Frenzy Chair Amanda Lees email@example.com
Secretary Jaaonne Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislative Day Co-Chairs George Ray email@example.com
Andrew Wiles firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Society for International & Comparative Law
The purposes of the Society are: to promote the study of Public and Private International Law; to promote the comparative study of the legal systems of the world; to promote greater understanding of international organizations and institutions; to educate ourselves and others in these areas of knowledge through participation in and sponsorship of discussion, speaker programs, and other projects designed to stimulate and advance these goals.
Advisor: Professor Diane Amann
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Student Chapter
The Student Chapter for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is dedicated to providing an opportunity for students interested in a career as trial lawyers to begin the process of learning about those aspects of the legal profession related to representing plaintiffs in civil litigation. Additionally, SGTLA will provide its members opportunities to attend specialized educational programs, to network with practicing plaintiff's lawyers, and to work in conjunction with the GTLA to strengthen and preserve Georgia's Civil Justice System and the rights of Georgia's citizens and consumers to access to the courts to resolve tort claims.
Advisor: Professor Thomas A. Eaton
Health Law Society
The Health Law Society will provide UGA Law School students with the opportunity to be involved with and exposed to the growing field of health and biomedical law. The goals of the Health Law Society are to enhance law students' knowledge of current health and biomedical law issues; promote and facilitate students' careers in health and biomedical law; and provide a forum for UGA Law School students to share ideas, knowledge and experience with others interested in health and biomedical law.
Advisor: Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard
President Katie O’Brien email@example.com
Vice President Ricardo Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Public Relations/Events Erin Peterson email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer Madison Rabb firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Members Joseph Summer email@example.com
Koty Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
Hispanic Law Students Association
The purpose of the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) shall be to serve as a conduit for a collective Latino/Latina law student voice. We are a non-partisan organization driven by a progressive agenda that protects and advances the civil rights of Latinos and Latinas in law school and in our respective communities. HLSA is dedicated to promoting and sustaining the academic success of Latino and Latina law students. HLSA acknowledges the diversity within the Latin American community, and recognizes that our civil rights are furthered when we build coalitions with other communities.
Advisor: Professor Kent Barnett
President Joseph Summer email@example.com
Vice President Sarah Wagnon firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Devolpment Chair Kristina Sick email@example.com
Community Outreach Chair Janessa Higginbotham firstname.lastname@example.org
Intellectual Property Law Society
The Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) serves the needs of law students that are interested in Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secrets, and Publicity areas of the law. The IPLS strives to enable student-members to stay informed of current issues and advancements in the law by organizing panels, lectures, social events, and informational meetings with law firms. IPLS membership is open to all UGA Law students interested in this exciting and growing field.
Advisor: Professor Josseph S. MillerPresident Charles Thimmesch email@example.comVice President Andrew Saul firstname.lastname@example.orgVP of Media& Communications Tiffany McKenzie email@example.comVP of Events Sterling Waite firstname.lastname@example.orgVP of Fundraising& Recruitment Erin Peterson email@example.comTreasurer Joseph Summer firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Law Student Association
The Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) at the University of Georgia School of Law is an organization designed for Jewish students, but open to all students regardless of their religion, nationality, or race. JLSA provides many opportunities to its members for entertainment, education and networking. During the school year, JLSA hosts numerous social events including happy hours, and student mixers with other Jewish graduate students from around the state of Georgia. JLSA also hosts a bi-weekly lunch & learn series with Chabad of Athens, Jewish holiday celebrations, lectures and seminars, and opportunities to meet and mingle with Jewish faculty.
Advisor: Professor Harlan G. Cohen
President Cory Takeuchi email@example.com
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.
Advisor: Professor Jared Ruiz Bybee
Labor & Employment Law Association
Provides a forum to discuss issues related to the area of labor and employment law and network among students and practitioners interested in this practice area.
Advisor: Professor Jaime L. DodgePresident Chelsey McDade firstname.lastname@example.orgVice President: Programming Rachel Zisek email@example.comVP: Organizational Affairs Gabrielle Espy firstname.lastname@example.orgVice President: Outreach Amanda Lees email@example.comTreasurer Adrian Pandev firstname.lastname@example.orgPublic Relations Corey Goerdt email@example.com
Land Use & Planning Organization
This organization provides a forum for the discussion of issues surrounding land use law, urban planning, and real estate development. The organization is committed to an inter-disciplinary forum that involves thoughts and ideas from inside and outside Georgia Law.
Advisor: Professor Christian Turner
Law Democrats is a student organization that is dedicated to fostering support among Democrats at the law school. We volunteer with both local and national elections. Law Democrats also occasionally works with Young Democrats on volunteering initiatives.
Advisor: Professor Lisa Milot
Promotes education and discussion of legal and societal issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Advisor: Professor Sonja R. West
President Matthew Ramsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Sarah Hill email@example.com
Secretary Michelle Hamill firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Gary Ashcroft Ashcroft@uga.edu
Ally Recruiter Blake Feldman email@example.com
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Organizes social activities and food drives, as well as presents legal education programs in local schools.
Advisor: Professor Andrea L. Dennis
Justice Heidi Gholamhosseini firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Justice Meghan Jones email@example.com
Treasurer Sarah Hannah Newman firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerk Rachel Zisek email@example.com
Marshall Lauren Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor Position Sallie Snyder email@example.com
Fundraising Options Phillip Skaliy firstname.lastname@example.org
Spencer Brown email@example.com
Alumni Position Colby Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org
Events Position Alex Schwall email@example.com
Laura Lukert firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Interest Law Council
Public interest students at Georgia Law founded the Public Interest Law Council (PILC) this year to increase collaboration among student groups and to expand public interest career programming. It is also PILC's mission to broaden the concept of public interest work at Georgia Law. The organization is a council of student organizations who support public interest careers and promote pro bono work from within the private sector.
Advisor: Professor Eleanor Crosby Lanier
President Blake Feldman email@example.com
Vice President Stephany Sheriff firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Recognition Evelyn French email@example.com
Service Chair Gregory Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Director Hannah Allen email@example.com
Career Development Brock Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications& Networking Ashley Ferrelli email@example.com
Community Outreach Amy Detisch firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Sullivan email@example.com
Sports & Entertainment Law Society
Hosts speakers, sponsors, and field trips concerning legal issues in the sports and entertainment industries.
Advisor: Professor David E. Shipley
President Michelle Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Sports Kevin Davis email@example.com
Vice President, Entertainment John Burke firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Protect Athens Music Payton Bradford email@example.com
Secretary Cheryl Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer John Thomas email@example.com
Street Law UGA conducts community outreach geared primarily towards familiarizing youth about prevalent legal concerns and basic rights.
Advisor: Professor Russell C. Gabriel
President Sakeena Leben-Yearwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Jill Thrasher email@example.com
Elliot Ream firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Placement Tyler Washburn email@example.com
Community Outreach Sarah Halstead firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson Plan Chair Thomas J. Clark email@example.com
Public Relations Racheal Etheridge firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Director Gordon Van Remmen email@example.com
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
This group of animal lovers works to increase awareness about animal rights issues both on-campus and in the greater community. Because this is a law school affiliated organization, our legal knowledge and desire for change will work towards improvements in how both federal and state legislatures view animals. We are a student chapter of the national group the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Advisor: Professor J. Stephen Shi
Student Bar Association
Law school student government organization and primary liaison between students and the administration.
Advisor: Tricia Jonas Hackleman
President Carey Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Caroline Welden email@example.com
Secretary Ben Ralston firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer JD Howard email@example.com
3L President Sarah Richards firstname.lastname@example.org
3L Vice President Robert Arrington email@example.com
2L President Ty Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
2L Vice President Kevin Langley email@example.com
1L President Robert Poole firstname.lastname@example.org
Section X VP Shellea Crochet email@example.com
Section Y VP Andrew Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Z VP Carson Masters email@example.com
Tax Law Society
The mission of the Tax Law Society is to promote Georgia Law's tax law curriculum and the tax law profession by bringing together law students interested in tax law through speaker events, networking events, tax competitions, and community service.
Advisor: Professor Camilla Watson
Women Law Students Association
The Women Law Students Association at the University of Georgia exists to serve the women within the law school by providing mentoring, networking, and other resources to its members and the law school community.
Advisor: Kristin Lowry
President Lien Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Vice President Keri Brooks email@example.com
2nd Vice President Hannah Byars firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Meredith Gardial email@example.com
Treasurer Ashley Yagla firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Officer Elizabeth Barwick email@example.com
Working in the Public Interest
Working in the Public Interest is a student-run conference in its fourth year at the UGA School of Law. Every spring public interest law students bring practitioners from around the world to Athens, Georgia to speak about pressing issues of the day in public interest law. The purpose of WIPI is to create a forum where public interest law students can bring the issues that matter to them to the table. Furthermore, organizers and attendees of the conference are given great networking opportunities with professionals in various fields of public interest law.
Advisor: Professor Alexander W. Scherr
President Elliot Gillooly firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Director Johnathan Tonge email@example.com
Panels Co-Director Gregory Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Panelist Logistics Director Imani Carter email@example.com
Hospitality Director Sakeena Leben-Yearwood firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Co-Director Anna Fowler email@example.com
Student organizations are not a part of nor are they agencies of the University of Georgia School of Law or the University of Georgia. Neither the University of Georgia School of Law nor the University of Georgia direct, supervise, or control these organizations. Each organization is a separate and independent organization and is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University of Georgia School of Law and the University of Georgia are not responsible for any of these organizations’ contracts, acts or omissions.
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