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Congratulations to the Class of 2023! These graduates ranked 11th in the nation for securing federal judicial clerkships. Almost 10% of the class secured these highly sought-after and competitive positions. 

caitlyn waston, ariyah jones and mahi patel

Community Health Law Partnership Clinic students Caitlyn E. Watson, Ariyah C. Jones and Mahi K. Patel presented on the intersection of immigration law and health status at the Specialty Care Clinic, an Athens provider organization focusing on treatment and support for HIV+ patients. These second-year law students, supervised by Associate Dean & Hosch Professor Jason A. Cade and Staff Attorney Kristen Shepherd during the spring 2024 semester, also presented to Project Safe on the intersection of domestic violence and immigration. 

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Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, dean of the University of Georgia School of Law since 2015, announced today that he will return to the faculty at the end of the calendar year. Under his leadership, the law school achieved historic rankings, set fundraising records, expanded access to student financial aid and was consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best returns on investment in legal education.

Jill benton, shanee brown and mary zhao

The School of Law’s Emerging Scholars initiative brings accomplished practitioners to campus to hone their teaching and academic-writing skills during a two-year residency. Jill Benton (J.D.’99) is teaching in the area of criminal procedure, Shanée Brown will lead courses in evidence and sex crimes, and Mary Yiyue Zhao will instruct in the areas of international intellectual property law and international business transactions.


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of an Athens man in the murder investigation of Tara Louise Baker, who was a first-year School of Law student in January 2001. The release was issued 5/9/24.