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Police believe UGA law student's death 16 years ago can be solved

Monday, February 27, 2017

Former Georgia Law student Tara Baker was featured in an Athens-Banner Herald article regarding police efforts to identify the person responsible for her death. Baker was killed 16 years ago. The article titled "Still no arrest 16 years after UGA law student's murder, but police believe the case can be solved" was written by Joe Johnson and was published 2/26/17. 

Two Georgia Law teams to advance to national round in Transactional LawMeet competition

Monday, February 27, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman, and third-year student Benjamin M. "Ben" Hill and second-year student Steven D. "Steve" Zavodnick for finishing as regional finalists in their respective Transactional LawMeet tournaments held in Denver and Dallas recently. Both teams qualified to advance to the national tier of the tournament to be held in New York City during March. Only 14 teams advanced out of a field of 84 in this national tournament involving the preparation of a complex mergers and acquisitions document and oral negotiations. Georgia Law graduates assisting these teams in getting ready for the contest included Robert C. "Rob" Davis III (J.D.'99), Amanda L. Norcross (J.D.'05) and Rhys T. Wilson (J.D.'79). Also, second-year student Hailey R. Wilson helped with preparations.    

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Carlson's book cited by Georgia Court of Appeals

Friday, February 24, 2017

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson's book Carlson on Evidence: Comparing the Georgia and Federal Rules, 3d ed. (with M. Carlson) was cited by the Georgia Court of Appeals in the case Taurean Morris v. State on the point of whether the prior convictions of Morris for theft and marijuana possession were properly considered by the jury in his trial for aggravated assault and gang terrorism.

Georgia Law honors distinguished grads during annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

Several Georgia Law graduates will be recognized for their service during the school’s annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend to be held March 17-18. Ertharin Cousin, William J. “Bill” Stembler and Audrey Boone Tillman will receive the law school alumni/alumnae association’s Distinguished Service Scroll Award. Additionally, the inaugural Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award will be presented to 2012 Georgia Law alumna Amanda Seals Bersinger. Other highlights of Alumni/Alumnae Weekend include:  a keynote address by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who is also a 1970 graduate of Georgia Law; an alumni/alumnae panel moderated by Georgia Law Hosch Professor Emeritus Thomas A. “Tom” Eaton; an ethics and professionalism CLE; a speed networking event; a trivia tournament; the annual Equal Justice Foundation auction and a picnic hosted by the law firm Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, & Ashley, P.C. For more information about Georgia Law’s Alumni/Alumnae Weekend and to register, please visit  

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Lanier receives grant from the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mediation Practicum Director and Clinical Professor Eleanor Crosby Lanier has received a grant from the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities to help create an innovative supported decision-making interactive tool that will guide older adults and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) through the self-determination process independently. The tool is envisioned to be a simple “if/then” application, accessible via any Internet connection, that will be consciously designed for ease of use by older adult and I/DD populations contemplating guardianship and life choices.