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School of Law finishes as semifinalists in National Trial Competition

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Congratulations to third-year students Devin M. Sinclair and Christopher P. "Chris" Summers for finishing as regional semifinalists in the National Trial Competition. Sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the National Trial Competition was "established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar." This year's team was coached by B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver (J.D.'18) and Jeremy B. Dailey (J.D.'14).

UGA law school unveils graduate’s painting depicting the university’s desegregation

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The University of Georgia School of Law unveiled a new painting by William Elliott Stiles Jr. – an accomplished artist, Atlanta attorney law school alumnus – to commemorate the 60th anniversary of desegregation at UGA. The piece, titled “1961,” will be displayed alongside other pieces of Stiles’ “Concept Collection” that were donated to the school in 2018. This latest submission depicts the historic events of the desegregation of UGA and the Georgia public school system.

Free virtual legal clinic for veterans Feb. 27

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A free virtual legal clinic for Georgia veterans will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Veterans in the Augusta and Savannah areas will be able to access the clinic through physical locations in each city, while veterans from across the state can connect for services via webcam or telephone. Interested veterans need to register in advance for an appointment by calling (706) 542-6439 or emailing before noon on Feb. 24. 

Delayed Opening for Athens Campus Tuesday, Feb. 16

Monday, February 15, 2021

Due to inclement weather, the University of Georgia’s Athens Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16. First and second period classes will be canceled. Classes will resume with third period at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. The University will provide updates if conditions warrant. Updates can be found at .

Lear named best oralist at Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament

Monday, February 15, 2021

Congratulations to second-year student Taylor N. Lear for being named best oralist at the 50th Annual William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament. She and her teammate, second-year student Bradley R. "Brad" Spinner, finished the national tournament as quarterfinalists. The School of Law last won this competition, hosted by the William & Mary Law School, in 2019.