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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Georgia Law's Appellate Litigation Clinic recently won a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Third-year student Jacob S. “Jake” Edwards presented oral argument addressing the question of whether or not the client’s habeas petition was second or successive given that it challenged a “new judgment.” The court decided in favor of the clinic's position that the petition was not second or successive. Third-year students Mary Grace Griffin and David R. Waldrep assisted in writing briefs and in helping Edwards prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments. All three students attended the argument in Richmond, Virginia, during October.