Working in the Public Interest Conference wins State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The State Bar of Georgia has awarded the law school's Working in the Public Interest Conference its 2016 Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. Presented by the State Bar of Georgia's Access to Justice Committee, the Young Lawyers Division and the Pro Bono Resource Center, the award recognizes the WIPI group for its "commitment to, and support for, the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to the poor and underserved communities in Georgia."


U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates delivers Georgia Law graduation speech

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, delivered the keynote address at Georgia Law's Commencement. Yates, a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as deputy attorney general in May 2015, after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Approximately 195 students received their Juris Doctor and two students received their Master in the Study of Law at this year’s ceremony. Additionally, approximately 15 Master of Laws candidates, who have completed one year of graduate legal study, were recognized.


U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates to deliver graduation keynote

Friday, May 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE GRADUATION HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE VOLLEYBALL ARENA AT THE RAMSEY CENTER.

 

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, will deliver the keynote address at Georgia Law's Commencement to be held May 21 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. Yates, a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as deputy attorney general in May 2015, after being nominated by President Barack Obama. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to the Ramsey Center Volleyball Arena. For those unable to attend the ceremony, the event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/georgia-law .


Georgia Law students and Appellate Litigation Clinic secure rare presidential clemency grant for indigent client

Thursday, May 5, 2016

President Barack Obama has granted a clemency petition prepared by students and faculty at Georgia Law's Appellate Litigation Clinic. The clinic first began work on Steven B. Boyd's case in 2013 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit referred the matter. Then-students Anne Horn Baroody (J.D.'14) and Bryan W. Lutz (J.D.'14) initially litigated the matter before the 11th Circuit, which remanded the case to the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia to decide a procedural question. After litigation on that question proved unsuccessful, then-students Elliott R. Gillooly (J.D.'15) and Matthew C. Mikkelsen (J.D.'15) and current third-year students Elliott C. Ream and Taylor Strickland prepared the clemency petition. All participating clinic students worked under the supervision of Associate Dean Erica J. Hashimoto and Professor Thomas V. Burch.


Environmental Practicum students collaborating with Watershed UGA

Monday, May 2, 2016

Georgia Law Environmental Practicum students have joined forces with an interdisciplinary group, also known as Watershed UGA, which aims to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways. During April, the group visually "daylighted" a campus stream that flows underground by constructing a stream bed with native riparian vegetation on the lot behind Joe Frank Harris Commons to mark Lilly Branch’s underground course. They also utilized graphics to represent its underground course in other areas, site-specific art installations and educational signage.

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