UGA finishes as semifinalists in national negotiation competition

Monday, February 5, 2018

Congratulations to third-year law students Ryan J. Mumper and S. Chase Parker for finishing as semifinalists in the American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition during February. More than 160 teams from over 80 law schools participated in the tournament. Associate Dean Alexander W. Scherr and Associate Director of Career Development Laura E. Woodson assisted the pair with their preparations.

UGA School of Law finishes in top 8 at the 68th National Moot Court Competition

Monday, February 5, 2018

Congratulations to third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks for finishing in the top 8 teams in the country in the national final rounds of the 68th National Moot Court Competition held in New York City. Third-year student B. Elizabeth Tarver served as the team's student coach.

Daily wins Federal Bar Association tax writing competition

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law student Robert Daily for winning the 2018 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition sponsored by the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation. His paper, titled "Betting on An Uncertain Future: The Tax Consequences of Large Third-Party Litigation Financing," was selected based on the depth of research; originality of thought; quality, clarity, and efficiency of presentation; and relevance to current tax policy or events. 

UGA School of Law to host annual public interest law conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 13th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference February 17 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community. The event will include three plenary sessions examining the history of forcible removal of children, reforming cash bail bonds, and connecting children and incarcerated parents, in addition to a keynote lecture and three afternoon breakout sessions. These afternoon discussions will focus on advocating for housing and the homeless, advocating for parental rights and advocating against pre-trial incarceration.

Seasoned expert to lead UGA law school Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Alexander W. Scherr, a 30-plus year public service lawyer and educator, will become the inaugural director of the University of Georgia School of Law’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The clinic, which was announced in August 2017, will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic will begin serving clients this summer.