Richard W. Story, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at Georgia Law’s Commencement May 19. The processional will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on UGA’s North Campus. At this year’s ceremony, approximately 230 students will be receiving the juris doctor degree. Additionally, 10 master of laws candidates, who have completed one year of graduate legal study, will be recognized.
Georgia Law recently finished as one of the top four teams in the country at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and placed as one of the top 10 teams in the world at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Representing Georgia Law at these tournaments were second-year law students Emily A. Cook, Nneka A. Egwuatu and Rory A. Weeks, and third-year law students Melissa L. Bailey, Jennifer L. Case and Hillary L. Chinigo, respectively.
Congratulations to third-year law student Nicole M. Babcock for being named the recipient of the Public Interest Law Council's Spring Spotlight Award for Outstanding Public Interest. Babcock was chosen for her commitment to public interest work and public interest organizations prior to and during her time in law school.
UGA will honor the memory of 33 faculty, staff and students who died since May at its annual candlelight memorial service May 1 at 6 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel. The names of each of the 13 students and 20 faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle by members of the university's Arch Society. Georgia Law late Hosch Professor Anne Proffitt Dupre will be among those recognized.
Congratulations to third-year law student Emmanuel Azih for advancing to the fourth and final round of the 2012 Next Top Entrepreneur competition. He and his partner finished among the top five entries, out of more than 50, for their business idea "CarFetcher" during April.