University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomes new members; Georgia Law alum Jeff Cavender included

Monday, March 6, 2017

The University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomed 31 new members at its winter meeting in Atlanta, including Georgia Law 1993 alumnus Jeffery W. "Jeff" Cavender. The Board of Visitors is comprised of government, business and community leaders who reside both in and outside Georgia. As members, they act as ambassadors for the university, helping to build a constituency with a strong knowledge base and passion for advocacy for the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service.


Appellate Litigation Clinic gains victory in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Georgia Law's Appellate Litigation Clinic recently won a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Third-year student Jacob S. “Jake” Edwards presented oral argument addressing the question of whether or not the client’s habeas petition was second or successive given that it challenged a “new judgment.” The court decided in favor of the clinic's position that the petition was not second or successive. Third-year students Mary Grace Griffin and David R. Waldrep assisted in writing briefs and in helping Edwards prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments. All three students attended the argument in Richmond, Virginia, during October.


Georgia Law’s Red Clay conference to focus on emerging issues in environmental law

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“Emerging Issues in Environmental Law” is the title of the 29th Annual Red Clay Conference to be held March 24 in the University of Georgia School of Law’s Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall. The daylong program will include three panel discussions focusing on the management of coal ash in the wake of changes to Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Protection Division rules pertaining to solid waste management, transboundary water issues stemming from the Florida v. Georgia litigation, and the future of the Clean Power Plan and other air regulatory matters. Judson H. “Jud” Turner, the former director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, will deliver the keynote address. Community Newspapers, Inc. President Dink NeSmith will also provide a special address.


Two Georgia Law teams to advance to national round in Transactional LawMeet competition

Monday, February 27, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman, and third-year student Benjamin M. "Ben" Hill and second-year student Steven D. "Steve" Zavodnick for finishing as regional finalists in their respective Transactional LawMeet tournaments held in Denver and Dallas recently. Both teams qualified to advance to the national tier of the tournament to be held in New York City during March. Only 14 teams advanced out of a field of 84 in this national tournament involving the preparation of a complex mergers and acquisitions document and oral negotiations. Georgia Law graduates assisting these teams in getting ready for the contest included Robert C. "Rob" Davis III (J.D.'99), Amanda L. Norcross (J.D.'05) and Rhys T. Wilson (J.D.'79). Also, second-year student Hailey R. Wilson helped with preparations.    


Georgia Law honors distinguished grads during annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

Several Georgia Law graduates will be recognized for their service during the school’s annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend to be held March 17-18. Ertharin Cousin, William J. “Bill” Stembler and Audrey Boone Tillman will receive the law school alumni/alumnae association’s Distinguished Service Scroll Award. Additionally, the inaugural Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award will be presented to 2012 Georgia Law alumna Amanda Seals Bersinger. Other highlights of Alumni/Alumnae Weekend include:  a keynote address by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who is also a 1970 graduate of Georgia Law; an alumni/alumnae panel moderated by Georgia Law Hosch Professor Emeritus Thomas A. “Tom” Eaton; an ethics and professionalism CLE; a speed networking event; a trivia tournament; the annual Equal Justice Foundation auction and a picnic hosted by the law firm Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, & Ashley, P.C. For more information about Georgia Law’s Alumni/Alumnae Weekend and to register, please visit https://www.law.uga.edu/alumni-alumnae-weekend.  

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