UGA law school creates clinic to focus on First Amendment issues

Monday, September 23, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will create a First Amendment Clinic thanks to a $900,000 gift from the Stanton Foundation, an organization established by former television broadcasting executive Frank Stanton. The clinic will support First Amendment rights by focusing on regional cases involving free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly and petition. It will also enhance law students’ understanding of the First Amendment and serve as a resource for organizations, students, journalists and citizens defending and advancing First Amendment issues.

UGA law school to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary with lecture, Dean Rusk International Law Center hosts NATO legal advisor

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s legal advisor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the international alliance, which is comprised of approximately 30 North American and European countries. “NATO @ 70: The Rule of Law Alliance” will be delivered by Steven Hill – NATO’s Office of Legal Affairs director based in Brussels, Belgium – Sept. 26 at 12 noon in Hirsch Hall’s Classroom A, North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

UGA receives national award for its commitment to diversity, law school's Benham and Robinson programs mentioned

Thursday, September 19, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Georgia’s far-reaching commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion has been recognized with a national award. The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion. Rather than recognizing a single program or unit, the award highlights a range of student, faculty and staff initiatives at the university. Counted among UGA's programs are the law school's Benham Scholars and Robinson Scholars programs. 

Federal legislative staffers get up close look at UGA, including the law school's Veterans Legal Clinic

Monday, September 16, 2019

About 50 federal staffers representing Georgia’s 16 congressional offices visited the University of Georgia to get a firsthand look at how UGA makes a positive impact on the state and nation through its teaching, research and service missions. One session highlighted UGA’s work to support Georgia’s veterans and the defense community, including the law school's Veterans Legal Clinic. 

UGA law school hosts book discussion on Brown's Defending the Public's Enemy

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will host a discussion of the recently published book Defending the Public's Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark, which was written by Lonnie T. Brown, Jr., a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and the holder of the law school’s Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism. The discussion will be held Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in Classroom A of Hirsch Hall on UGA’s North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.