Congratulations to first-year law student Benjamin W. Thorpe for capturing first place during the 2012 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to all the first-year law students who made this year's tournament such a success.
Honors Week allows individuals at UGA to be acknowledged for achieving excellence. At Georgia Law, Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism Lonnie T. Brown Jr., Associate Professor Erica J. Hashimoto and Assistant Professor Christian Turner were recognized with the law school's three faculty awards that are given annually by its student body.
Congratulations to second-year law students Christopher A. Knapik and Christopher S. Smith for placing first at the 2012 Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition. This annual two-day competition features teams from around the country and involves several rounds of negotiation centered on current issues in environmental law.
Congratulations to third-year law students Rachel E. Hudgins and Meghan R. Plantz for finishing among the top eight teams in the nation during this year's Transactional LawMeet held at Drexel University in March. The duo placed second at the southeastern regional round of the competition to advance to the national level.
Congratulations to all who were honored during the law school's 2012 Awards Day. This annual event provides an opportunity for the Georgia Law community to pause and recognize the many achievements of its faculty, students and recent graduates. This year was no exception with nearly 50 awards going to more than 100 recipients.