Georgia Law wins National Appellate Advocacy Regional

Monday, February 22, 2016

Congratulations to third-year students D. Tyler "Ty" Adams and Kathleen B. "Kate" Hicks for winning the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition. This pair will advance to the national tier of this moot court competition during April. Adams also captured the Best Oralist Award. A second Georgia Law team, comprised of second-year students Jacob S. "Jake" Edwards, Hannah S. Sells and Andrew Z.R. Smith, finished as regional semifinalists. This trio was presented with the 4th Best Brief Award, and Edwards won the 5th Best Oralist Award. Both teams were coached by third-year student G. Kevin Davis.

Appellate Litigation Clinic wins case in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Georgia Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic recently scored a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Ace Patterson v. Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections. Agreeing with the arguments raised by the clinic, the Court held that a habeas petition filed by Patterson was not barred as “second or successive.” Alumna Maria Rivera-Diaz (J.D.’15) argued the case before the Court, and, along with alumnus Zachary J. "Zack" Kelehear (J.D.’15), submitted briefing in the case.

Georgia Law wins Craven national moot court competition

Monday, February 8, 2016

A trio of second-year students - Matthew B. "Matt" Rosenthal, Christopher D. "Chris" Stokes and Tayah Woodard - bested 24 teams from law school's around the country to become the winners of the 39th J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition. They were also presented with the tournament's Best Brief Award. The team's student coach was third-year student Mical D. Carter.

Lutton wins Beaird Closing Argument Competition

Monday, February 8, 2016

Congratulations to first-year student Lauren E. Lutton for winning the 2016 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Competition. The finalist was Daniel E. Philyaw.

Georgia Law to host public interest conference focusing on social justice

Friday, February 5, 2016

Georgia Law will host the 11th Annual Working in the Public Interest Conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Registration is required. The conference will shine a light on current social issues affecting the law and potential solutions that the law can offer in social injustice situations. Key topics to be explored during the event’s three panels include: the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage in regard to the administration of probate, estate planning and adoption proceedings; issues with inadequate representation for misdemeanor offenses and how the law can be used to remedy the problem; and opportunities to provide undocumented immigrants with access to higher education and legal advice. Steve Gottlieb, executive director of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, will present the keynote address at 2:20 p.m.