$3 million gift to UGA law school will transform first-generation student experiences

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thanks to a $3 million gift—the largest outright donation in school history—the University of Georgia School of Law will be able to continue transforming the legal education experience for many of its first-generation college graduates. The First-Start Scholars Program, created by a lead gift from 1982 alumna Kathelen V. Amos and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation, will begin awarding scholarships in the fall of 2019. Students will receive a partial-tuition scholarship as well as a professional development stipend.

Welch wins Beaird Closing Argument Competition

Monday, February 11, 2019

Congratulations to first-year student Amelia Welch for winning the 2019 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Competition. The finalist was Devin Mashman.

Mock trial teams finish as finalists, semi-finalists at regional round of National Trial Competition

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Congratulations to the team of third-year students Gabriel “Gabe” Gonzales-Acevedo and Amanda Payne and second-year student Chelsea R. Feagle, who finished as regional finalists at the regional round of the National Trial Competition. Additionally a second UGA School of Law team comprised of third-year students Jennifer Cotton and Philip Poole and second-year student Andrew H. Tyner finished the competition as regional semi-finalists. The team was coached by third-year student Jared Koebble and alumnus Jeremy Daily (J.D.’14).

New initiative helps veterans attending UGA law school; Butler Commitment guarantees financial aid to every veteran who matriculates this fall

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law announces the Butler Commitment, a new initiative that will guarantee financial aid to 100 percent of veterans who matriculate in the fall 2019 entering class. “Thanks to the generous support to date, the School of Law has reached the point where every veteran currently enrolled in the entering class will receive financial aid,” School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “What better way to honor military women and men for their service than to provide them monetary support for their education. I am grateful to renowned trial attorney and 1977 law school alumnus Jim Butler for supporting this initiative."

UGA law school to host conference on multi-district litigation

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will hold a conference titled “MDL Turns 50: A Look Back and the Way Forward” on Feb. 7 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on UGA’s North Campus. The event is open to the public. Topics covered during three panel discussions will include the rights of individual plaintiffs versus the interests of the group, individual plaintiff's interests against those of their attorney, and the role of the judge in overseeing these lawsuits. Legal scholars as well as practitioners will serve as panelists, including U.S. District Court Chief Judge for the Middle District of Georgia Clay D. Land and U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Alabama R. David Proctor. Notably, Proctor also serves on the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Additionally, former Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes will serve as a panel moderator.