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Hicks receives the 2020 National Black Prosecutors Association scholarship

Monday, August 24, 2020

Congratulations to third-year student Victoria T. Hicks for receiving the 2020 National Black Prosecutors Association scholarship. This professional membership organization - dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors - awards this scholarship to African American law students who meet academic criteria and have a demonstrated desired to serve the community.


Appellate Litigation Clinic is successful in gaining detention release

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Appellate Litigation Clinic was successful in getting a client released from detention after 19 months of being held without a bond hearing. The 26-year-old Cuban client has asthma and a history of cancer and faced a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 while detained. Efforts to have him released included a bond motion and hearing at the Immigration Court, multiple parole requests to ICE, a habeas petition to the District Court and an opening brief and motion to expedite before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Recent graduates Addison Smith (J.D.'20) and Spencer D. Woody (J.D.'20) together with third-year student Steven L. Miller and second-year students Christopher O. Brock, Destiny J. Burch and Maria C. "Mia" Hughes each played a role in this clinic success.


Creating new pathways: New Approaches grant recipients work to build a more diverse community

Friday, August 21, 2020

The New Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion grant program is one of many ways the University of Georgia is demonstrating its commitment to recruiting and retaining underserved, underrepresented and first-generation students, according to President Jere W. Morehead. “These important efforts help to prepare participants for success well beyond their time here at UGA,” he said. The School of Law's Robinson Scholars Program is counted among the initiatives supported by this grant program.


Peters featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Friday, August 21, 2020

Associate Professor Jonathan Peters was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the Georgia Open Records Act relating to COVID-19 case reporting for public schools. The article titled "Back to School: Disparity in reporting COVID cases and lack of universal reporting" was written by Marlon A. Walker and published 8/20/20.


School of Law welcomes new alumni/alumnae board members and 2020-21 officers

Friday, August 21, 2020

The University of Georgia School of Law is pleased to welcome the newest members joining its alumni/alumnae boards, as well as officers for 2020-21. Together, these alumni/alumnae leadership boards work in conjunction with the dean, faculty, staff and students to advance the law school’s mission, which is represented in three words – Prepare. Connect. Lead. They also support efforts to achieve the law school’s vision of being the best return on investment for a legal education in the country, while serving to strengthen connections between the school and its approximately 11,000 living graduates.

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