Georgia Law ranks high for federal judicial clerkships

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Georgia Law scored well in a recent federal judicial clerkship microranking compiled by a Pepperdine University law professor. Based on data from the American Bar Association, a three-year average was calculated for clerkships obtained by the graduating Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Georgia Law tied with Cornell University and New York University in the top 7 percent of law schools.


Committee named to seek dean of Georgia Law

Friday, May 16, 2014

Rebecca Hanner White, who has served as dean of the School of Law since 2003, recently announced that she plans to return to the faculty after 11 years of service as dean. UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the School of Law. It will be chaired by Svein Øie, dean of the College of Pharmacy. Whitten said she is pleased that White will continue to serve as dean while the national search for her successor is underway.


Second-year students selected for Gideon's Promise Summer Law Clerk Program

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Congratulations to second-year students Alicia N. Luncheon and Veronica M. O’Grady, who were selected to join the Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program Class of 2014. They are two of 16 selected law students who will assist public defender offices in the Southeast that partner with Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit organization that works to mobilize and train public defenders.


Smith named president-elect of Association for Law, Property and Society

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Martin Chair James C. “Jim” Smith was elected president-elect of the Association for Law, Property and Society. ALPS is an organization for scholars conducting interdisciplinary legal scholarship on all aspects of property law and policy including real, personal, intellectual, intangible, cultural, personal and other forms of property.


American Bar Association director to give law school graduation speech

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Jack L. Rives, executive director and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement May 17 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be available for live viewing at www.ustream.tv/channel/ugalaw .

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