School of Law creates Veterans Legal Services Clinic; Renowned alumnus, son of Navy pilot contributes lead gift

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Butler Sr. was also the grandfather of James E. “Jeb” Butler III, a 2008 graduate of the law school. The new clinic will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes an educational scholarship component. 


The School of Law welcomes two professors

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This fall, two professors will be joining the faculty of the School of Law. They are:  Christopher M. Bruner, who specializes in corporate, securities and financial law, and Sandra G. "Sandy" Mason, who teach in the areas of criminal law, evidence and criminal justice reform. 


School of Law fundraising reaches $6.75 million

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the School of Law closed the books on a successful fiscal year. Completing another 12 months in the Commit to Georgia campaign, law school supporters contributed $6.75 million in new gifts and pledges; totaling more than $25.6 million toward the School of Law’s overall campaign goal. Through the dedicated support and efforts of the entire law school community, the School of Law is well on its way to surpassing its $43 million goal by June 30, 2020.


Fundraising skyrockets at UGA

Monday, July 17, 2017

In the first year of the public phase of the Commit to Georgia Campaign, University of Georgia donors set a record in fundraising, contributing $227.8 million in new gifts and pledges.


Chauvet elected student president of the International Law Students Association

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congratulations to rising third-year student Chanel O. Chauvet, who was elected student president of the International Law Students Association. In this role, she will be the chief student officer of ILSA, which is a worldwide organization dedicated to educating students and lawyers across the globe on the importance of international law through academic conferences, publications, student chapters and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

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