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Appellate Litigation Clinic gets victory in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit case

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Appellate Litigation Clinic won an excessive-force case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In Altony Brooks v. Captain Jacumin, the court agreed with all of the clinic's substantive arguments: there was enough evidence of excessive force to make it a jury question; the officer who used a taser on the clinic's client should be brought back into the case; the client should get a copy of the detention center's use-of-force policy and the district court on remand needs consider appointing counsel. Third-year students Wade H. Barron, C. Daniel Lockaby and Sarah A. Quattrocchi assisted with the case. 

Record number of law students receive grants for summer public interest work for third straight year

Friday, May 10, 2019

For the third year in a row, a record number of law students is able to perform legal work in summer public interest positions around the globe due to increased support from a variety of sources. This summer, approximately 90 – the most University of Georgia School of Law students ever – will benefit from roughly $132,000 in fellowships and grants from 13 funding sources, which represents another high. “It was incredibly rewarding to be able to provide funding for so many deserving students who want to gain legal experience while helping others,” Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning Eleanor “Ellie” Crosby Lanier said. “I am amazed at the breadth of the placements the students secured and am thankful we were able to find funding for all eligible applicants.”

Twelve employees selected for third cohort of Women’s Staff Leadership Institute, law school's Jackson included

Friday, May 10, 2019

Twelve UGA staff members have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute, and the School of Law's Jenna Jackson, the associate director of admissions and diversity programs, is included among the participants. Launched in 2017, the WSLI is an annual program aligned with the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. "Through this program, women staff members at UGA are gaining critical skills that will help them advance professionally and personally,” said Jennifer L. Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach. 

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Durkee presents at Notre Dame

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hosch Associate Professor Melissa J. Durkee presented as part of a Faculty Colloquium at the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Advocacy teams capture two national titles and key bragging rights

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The 2018-19 advocacy season was a success with two national titles secured in the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship and the 48th Annual William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament. The school also won the coveted Intrastate Moot Court and the Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court competitions. These wins bring the law school's five-year tally to nine national titles, five regional crowns and three state trophies.