UGA law school named best return on investment for the second year in a row

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

For the second year in a row, the University of Georgia School of Law has been named the best value in legal education in the country by National Jurist. These rankings are based on outcome-driven metrics such as bar passage and employment rates in addition to average indebtedness, tuition and cost of living. This recognition speaks volumes to the School of Law’s relentless pursuit to be the nation’s very best return on investment in legal education, according to School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. 

Provost launches Task Force on Academic Excellence, law school's Ringhand included

Monday, October 7, 2019

UGA Provost S. Jack Hu has launched a task force that will help develop recommendations to enhance academic excellence at the University of Georgia, with an initial focus this fall on the areas of research and graduate education. The law school's Hosch Professor Lori Ringhand will be among the task force members identifying structures, programs and incentives that promote research and collaboration across disciplines, as well as potential partnerships with industry and other institutions based on core areas of strength.

Nine faculty members named 2019-20 Service-Learning Fellows, law school's Grant and Heywood selected

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Office of Service-Learning has selected nine faculty members for participation in its Service-Learning Fellows program. School of Law school faculty members Elizabeth M. Grant (Civil Externship and Public Interest Practicum) and Jessica Heywood (Washington, D.C. Semester in Practice) are among those chosen. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members from a range of disciplines to integrate academic service-learning into their professional practice. Academic service-learning integrates organized service activities that meet community-identified needs into academic courses as a way to enhance understanding of academic content, teach civic responsibility and provide benefit to the community.

Harvey wins cultural heritage law writing competition

Monday, September 30, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Caroline J. Harvey for winning the 2019 Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Law for her paper titled “An Avenue for Fairness: Disclosure-Based Compensation Schemes for Good Faith Purchasers of Stolen Art.” The competition was open to U.S. law students from ABA-approved law schools and recent graduates. 

UGA law school creates clinic to focus on First Amendment issues

Monday, September 23, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will create a First Amendment Clinic thanks to a $900,000 gift from the Stanton Foundation, an organization established by former television broadcasting executive Frank Stanton. The clinic will support First Amendment rights by focusing on regional cases involving free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly and petition. It will also enhance law students’ understanding of the First Amendment and serve as a resource for organizations, students, journalists and citizens defending and advancing First Amendment issues.