Cox and Manzer win the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Emily V. Cox and Alec L. Manzer, the inaugural winners of the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing. Cox earned the prize for best overall submission, and Manzer won the prize for most improved writing. The contest was initiated earlier this year to give rising second-year students the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and to work with a faculty adviser, who assisted in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments. The competition is named in honor of law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75).


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Why Banks Fail So Many Americans—and a Possible Solution

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In her new book How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran traces the history of banking in America to show how trends including deregulation and the consolidation of banks have resulted in a banking system that, while enjoying government support in the form of deposit insurance, interest-free loans, and bailouts, has no incentive to serve Americans who most need small loans. The solution to this problem, Baradaran argues, is found in every ZIP code: the United States Post Office.


University of Georgia Alumni Association celebrates 40 Under 40 Class of 2015; Alums Boyd and Gooch included

Monday, September 14, 2015

The University of Georgia Alumni Association hosted the fifth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon at the InterContinentalBuckhead Atlanta on Sept. 10. This program recognizes UGA alumni 40 and younger who have made great strides in their personal and professional endeavors, and maintained a lifelong commitment to the university. This year's list included Georgia Law graduates Meaghan G. Boyd (J.D.’05) and Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.’04).


Graduates gain victory in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Congratulations to former Appellate Litigation Clinic students Corey J. Goerdt (J.D.’15) and Nicola M. Rossi (J.D.’15), who earned a victory for their client in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Brooks v. Warden, et al. After full briefing and oral argument, the court reversed the district court, concluding that the plaintiff may proceed with his claim alleging a violation of his § 1983 Eighth Amendment right to basic sanitation.


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Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights as Sanders Scholar at Georgia Law

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held Aug. 24, 2015.

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