Family Justice Clinic provides 2,100 hours of service and aids 100 callers during spring semester

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

During the spring semester, the Family Justice Clinic provided nearly 2,100 hours of service to approximately 100 callers seeking assistance. The clinic, which is staffed by law students, provides low-income members of the Athens community with courtroom representation in family violence and stalking protective order cases. The students also provide advice and counsel to victims of abuse who are considering their legal options as they move towards safety and security for themselves and their children. “While the clinic’s work is challenging in many ways, the students work closely together to give creative, high-quality responses to persons who would otherwise not have access to legal services,” Family Justice Clinic Director Christine M. Scartz said.

UGA Alumni Association unveils 2019 Class of 40 Under 40; five law school grads among honorees

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. This program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees, which include five School of Law graduates, will be recognized during the ninth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 in the Tate Student Center on campus.

Shaw named UGA School of Law’s first-start coordinator

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law has hired Amanda J. Shaw as its inaugural first-start coordinator, a position designed to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college as they navigate law school. In this role, Shaw will serve as the designated point of contact for this group through all stages of their law school experience, supporting them from their recruitment to post-graduation. She will also develop programming tailored for these students.

In Memoriam: Rupert M. Barkoff

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The School of Law regrets to announce Adjunct Professor Rupert M. Barkoff passed away June 5, 2019, at the age of 71.  A recognized as a leading franchise attorney, Barkoff taught Franchise Law at the law school for a number of years. He will be missed by law school faculty, staff and students.

In Memoriam: Donald E. Wilkes, Jr.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The School of Law regrets to announce Professor Emeritus Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., one of the world's leading experts on the writ of habeas corpus, passed away on June 7, 2019, at the age of 74. Wilkes, who taught at the law school for more than 40 years before retiring in 2012, was recognized for his scholarship in the fields of criminal procedure, capital punishment and postconviction remedies. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends. 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the UGA Chapel on North Campus with a reception to follow at the School of Law.