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In the spirit of the law, UGA Family Justice Clinic helps domestic violence victims

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Christine Scartz has some history with the University of Georgia Family Justice Clinic: She helped create it. In 1994, as a law student at the UGA School of Law, Scartz participated in one of the first Public Interest Practicum classes. Students were to immerse themselves in the Athens community to find issues that could be solved with legal assistance. Scartz volunteered with Project Safe and heard story after story of domestic violence victims and their struggles to file protective orders. Today, the Family Justice Clinic, under her guidance, provides direct representation and legal support to low-income domestic violence victims. 

Burch's article reviewed in JOTWELL

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch's article "Publicly Funded Objectors" was reviewed by Jasminka Kalajdzic in JOTWELL (Jun. 1, 2018). In the review, she said Burch "persuasively argues that properly motivated and publicly funded objectors offer our best hope to ensure judges have the necessary information to monitor attorneys and the settlements they seek to have approved."

Levin featured in The National Law Journal

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Professor Hillel Y. Levin was featured in The National Law Journal regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case concerning the Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The article titled "Where the Justices Found Middle Ground in Gay Wedding Cake Case" was written by Marcia Coyle and published 6/4/18.   

Baradaran featured in The New Republic

Monday, June 4, 2018

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Hosch Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran was featured in The New Republic regarding continued inequities in mainstream banking. The article titled "Banking Black: Can divesting from America's big financial institutions help fix racial inequality" was written by Kia Gregory and published 5/31/18. 

Amann featured in Vox

Monday, June 4, 2018

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was featured in Vox regarding her thoughts on whether or not President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to pardon himself. The article titled "President Trump says he can pardon himself. I asked 15 experts if that's legal" was written by Sean Illing and published 6/4/18.