Sparks wins best oralist at regional National Moot Court Competition, team advances to national tier

Monday, November 6, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks for finishing as finalists in the Region 5 contest of the National Moot Court Competition. Sparks earned best oralist honors, and the trio qualified to compete in the national championship round of the tournament to be held in New York City during January. Third-year student B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver served as a volunteer bailiff, and second-year students Philip Poole and Stephen Mulherin assisted with the team's preparation.

UGA School of Law leads July state bar exam passage rates for fourth year

Monday, October 30, 2017

Results for the July 2017 state bar exam have been released and we are excited to share that for the fourth consecutive year, graduates of the University of Georgia School of Law had the highest passage rate both overall and for first-time test takers on the July exam. We are especially proud to report that our passage rate for first-time test takers was 89.3 percent. These results are the direct outcome of both the tremendous effort these young lawyers put into their preparation for this challenging test and the first-rate preparation and training they receive in the classroom and through real-world experiential opportunities.

School of Law wins national moot court competition and best oralist honors

Monday, October 23, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Holly M. Boggs and Ava G. Goble for winning the national title at the 8th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition. Goble was named the best oralist of the final round and third best oralist overall. Third-year students Daniel E. "Dan" Philyaw and Ian M. Lamb finished the tournament as quarterfinalists and earned the second best respondent brief award. Additionally, Philyaw was named the tournament's overall best oralist. 

Students finish as finalists at national civil rights and liberties moot court tournament

Monday, October 23, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Devon G. Zawko and Hannah E. Ponders who finished as national finalists in the 11th Annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. Also representing the law school in this competition were third-year students Molly A. Munson, Hayley E. Wilson and Mishael K. Najm. More than 30 law school teams from across the nation participated in this tournament.  

Students learning, patients improving through UGA’s partnership with Mercy Health Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mallory Walters, a University of Georgia senior majoring in biology with a goal of becoming a physician's assistant, has volunteered her time for several health-related causes. One that holds a special place in her heart is Mercy Health Center, a faith-based primary care clinic that provides free health care to uninsured patients in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding communities. In addition to medical disciplines, students and faculty from several schools and colleges at UGA are involved at Mercy, like the College of Education offering counseling and mental health services to the UGA School of Law offering legal counsel at the Health Legal Partnership (HeLP) clinic.