University mourns passing of civil rights pioneer Horace Ward

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Civil rights pioneer Horace Taliaferro Ward, the first African-American to apply for admission to UGA, died April 23 at the age of 88.A retired federal judge, Ward is credited with helping to set the tone for the civil rights movement in Georgia in the 1950s. "The University of Georgia mourns the loss of Judge Horace Ward, whose courage and determination paved the way for African-American students to gain equal access to the state's flagship institution of higher learning," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Judge Ward leaves behind a legacy of dedicated public service. The thoughts of the university community go out to his friends and family."


Georgia Law teams finish as regional semifinalists national mock trial competitions

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congratulations to two Georgia Law mock trial teams for finishing as regional semifinalists in their respective competitions. Third-year students Meredith A. Gardial and Benjamin P. "Ben" Ralston represented the law school in the Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition, and third-year students Meaghan A. Bowden, Kelly R. Holloway, Kathleen M.E. Mayer and Rachael H. Stein competed in the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition.


Crim wins Russell Competition

Monday, April 18, 2016

Congratulations to first-year law student Lauren L. Crim for winning the 2016 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success. Crim also received the Morehead Best Oralist Award.


UGA Alumni Association to present annual awards during luncheon April 15; Thompson and Chambliss among winners

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The UGA Alumni Association will present five awards to alumni, friends and former faculty during its 79th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon April 15. Larry D. Thompson, who presently holds the law school's Sibley Chair in Corporate and Business Law, and his wife, Brenda, will be honored with the 2016 Friend of UGA Award, which is given to non-UGA graduates whose professional or public service has greatly assisted the university. Also, former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who currently serves as the law school's Sanders Political Leadership Scholar, will receive the alumni association’s oldest honor - the Alumni Merit Award.


2016 Awards Day reception

Monday, April 11, 2016

Congratulations to all who were named as Georgia Law's awards recipients for the academic year. A reception was held April 8 to honor these accomplishments and the many achievements of the law school's students and faculty.

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