School of Law takes second in transactional law competition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Madeline McElhanon and second-year student Ethan J. Rode who placed second on the seller side in the Duke Law Transactional Law Competition. This contest involved drafting a mergers and acquisitions document and marking up the other side's document prior to the competition and then negotiating the terms of the agreement at the tournament. Third-year student Seth Johnson assisted with drafting and served as student coach for the team.

School of Law wins Intrastate Moot Court Competition for second straight year

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law took home the top trophy in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition for the second year in a row and the seventh time in 10 years. Second-year law students Huel M. "Kip" O'Kelley IV, S. Frances Plunkett and Justin C. Van Orsdol captured the title for UGA and also won the Best Brief Award. All five law schools in Georgia field two teams in this annual Peach State courtroom contest. The law school’s second team, comprised of second-year students Eric S. Abney, Addison Smith and Georgia L. Turner, finished as semifinalists. They were coached by third-year students Thomas Grantham and Timia Skelton.

Five UGA faculty members honored as Meigs Professors; School of Law's Brown among those named

Monday, March 25, 2019

The School of Law's Lonnie T. Brown Jr., A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism, is one of five University of Georgia faculty members who have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the highest university recognition for excellence in instruction.

Swanson elected to the National Black Law Students Association board of directors

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Congratulations to second-year student DeVaughn J. Swanson for being elected to the National Board of Directors for the National Black Law Students Association. He will serve as a national member-at-large starting April 1. NBLSA is one of the largest student-run organizations in the country. Swanson currently serves as president of the Davenport-Benham Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at the School of Law.

School of Law on the rise and building momentum

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have been released. We are proud to share that the University of Georgia School of Law is on the rise, moving up an extraordinary five positions to #27. While this is fantastic news, even more exciting is the building momentum toward our vision to be the nation’s best return on investment in legal education. With your support, our law school and its alumni/alumnae leadership are executing on a strategy to achieve that goal.