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2017-18 Advocacy Season: Three national titles and coveted state trophy p.4
New legal clinic: Assisting Georgia veterans p.5
Named in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who was a UGA School of Law first-year law student 50 years ago and became the law school’s second African-American graduate in 1970, the law school has created the Benham Scholars Program, which seeks to enhance diversity in the legal profession and to recruit students from underserved parts of the state.
From leading the state in bar exam passage rates to being considered one of the best returns on
investment in the nation for a legal education, the School of Law is committed to preparing the next generation of legal leaders. This page provides a few key indicators of success.
This summer 48 students worked in public interest settings around the globe with the assistance of more than $83,000 in grants. This total more than doubles the number of participants from two years ago.
A photo essay of this special day.
In May, the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic won the first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act.
Associate Professor Melissa J. Durkee and Assistant Professor Lindsey Simon join the law school’s faculty this fall. Durkee will teach in the areas of international, transnational and business law, while Simon will lead courses in bankruptcy and secured transactions.
The Dean Rusk International Law Center expands its influence on international law and policy education, scholarship and collaboration as it reaches the four-decade mark.