Why Law?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As law schools across the nation continue to manage rapid change, 12 deans have come together, with the help of their students, to highlight how the next generation of lawyers will make a difference in their communities and in the profession. Students representing each school - including the University of Georgia School of Law - were asked to answer a simple question: “Why Law?”  Their answers serve as an important reminder for practicing attorneys and current law students as well as an informative message for those considering law school about the value of a law degree.


McElhanon wins Top Negotiator Award

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Congratulations to second-year student Madeline McElhanon who earned the Top Negotiator Award in the law school's recent intramural negotiation competition and to second-year student Meryl See who earned the First Runner-Up Award. These students competed in three rounds of negotiations with an original field of 52 students. Both will receive automatic invitations to be on the law school's Negotiation Competition Team.


UGA to Reopen Wednesday, Delayed Start

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The University of Georgia will delay its opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The first classes will begin at 10:10 a.m. Business operations on the Athens campus will resume their normal schedules beginning at 10 a.m.


UPDATE: UGA closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12

Monday, September 11, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia due to the pending impact of Hurricane Irma. State offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12. Therefore, the University of Georgia will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12.  All classes, campus events and activities will be canceled during this time.


UGA receives national diversity award for fourth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The University of Georgia’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year with the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. An example of this commitment is demonstrated by the credentials of the law school's newest students. The 189 members of the Juris Doctor Class of 2020 come to the law school with a variety of backgrounds, and 21 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. They hail from 24 states and studied at 62 undergraduate institutions, and 25 students are first-generation college graduates. This fall, the school also welcomed 15 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, hailing from 10 countries on five continents and four M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students seeking knowledge of the legal system to enhance their careers. Statistics as of 8/10/17.

Pages