Retired federal judge to discuss ethics in dispute resolution at Nov. 9 lecture

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In advance of the University of Georgia's observance of Ethics Awareness Week, a former federal judge will visit campus to talk about ethics. The Honorable Stanley F. Birch Jr. will discuss "Ethics in Dispute Resolution" Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of the School of Law. The lecture, which is open and free to the public, will be followed by a reception in the Law School Rotunda. Birch is a retired judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. At the lecture, he will discuss ethical issues that arise in dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation and litigation as well as dispute resolution in higher education. The lecture will be followed with a question-and-answer session.


Sparks wins best oralist at regional National Moot Court Competition, team advances to national tier

Monday, November 6, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks for finishing as finalists in the Region 5 contest of the National Moot Court Competition. Sparks earned best oralist honors, and the trio qualified to compete in the national championship round of the tournament to be held in New York City during January. Third-year student B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver served as a volunteer bailiff, and second-year students Philip Poole and Stephen Mulherin assisted with the team's preparation.


UGA School of Law leads July state bar exam passage rates for fourth year

Monday, October 30, 2017

Results for the July 2017 state bar exam have been released and we are excited to share that for the fourth consecutive year, graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law had the highest passage rate both overall and for first-time test takers on the July exam. We are especially proud to report that our passage rate for first-time test takers was 89.3 percent. These results are the direct outcome of both the tremendous effort these young lawyers put into their preparation for this challenging test and the first-rate preparation and training they receive in the classroom and through real-world experiential opportunities.


School of Law wins national moot court competition and best oralist honors

Monday, October 23, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Holly M. Boggs and Ava G. Goble for winning the national title at the 8th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. Goble was named the best oralist of the final round and third best oralist overall. Third-year students Daniel E. "Dan" Philyaw and Ian M. Lamb finished the tournament as quarterfinalists and earned the second best respondent brief award. Additionally, Philyaw was named the tournament's overall best oralist. 


Students finish as finalists at national civil rights and liberties moot court tournament

Monday, October 23, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Devon G. Zawko and Hannah E. Ponders who finished as national finalists in the 11th Annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. Also representing the law school in this competition were third-year students Molly A. Munson, Hayley E. Wilson and Mishael K. Najm. More than 30 law school teams from across the nation participated in this tournament.  

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