Georgia Law creates elite fellowship with Goddard Foundation gift; Full-tuition-plus law school scholarships to include professional development opportunities

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Georgia Law has established an elite fellowship program as a result of a $2 million founding gift from The John N. Goddard Foundation. Initially, the program will offer three law school students annually the opportunity to receive an educational experience including domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country’s top legal leaders and a full tuition scholarship.


UGA announces Signature Lectures for spring 2016; Sibley Lecture and alumna Tess Davis included

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trailblazing scientists, heralded historians and influential leaders in higher education, business and law are set to visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series. UGA’s Signature Lecture series is in its second year. The designation is given by the Office of Academic Programs to events featuring speakers with broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Georgia Law's Jan. 28 Sibley Lecture with David B. Wilkins is included, as well as alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.’09), who will speak April 20.


Alumna chosen to lead nation’s first legal clinic solely dedicated to victims of child sexual abuse

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Georgia Law has announced that Emma M. Hetherington will serve as the inaugural director of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation. It is anticipated that many of the clinic’s first clients will be survivors and their families who are able to bring civil charges forward as a result of Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act, which was passed in 2015.


Georgia Law launches Atlanta Semester in Practice program

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Georgia Law has expanded its footprint to include the state's capital. Second- and third-year students now have the opportunity to participate in the new Atlanta Semester in Practice program that offers full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas.


Expert on globalization and the legal profession to speak at Georgia Law's 113th Sibley Lecture

Friday, January 8, 2016

David B. Wilkins, Harvard University’s vice dean for global initiatives on the legal profession, will present “The Accountants Are Coming―Again! The Rise and Transformation of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms and What it Means for the Global Market for Legal Services” as the University of Georgia School of Law’s 113th Sibley Lecturer Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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