UGA to honor late judge with endowed lecture on race, law and policy

Thursday, September 24, 2020

With support from the University of Georgia’s Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity and Community, the School of Law and School of Public and International Affairs have established the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy in honor of the late jurist, who was a trailblazer for the Black community in Georgia. UGA’s Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity and Community was created to develop initiatives and actions to foster a more welcoming and supportive learning environment on campus. This lecture is one of the first initiatives approved for funding by UGA President Jere W. Morehead, who has committed $1 million to fund recommendations from the task force.  


School of Law voted best law school in Georgia

Monday, September 14, 2020

The University of Georgia School of Law has been voted the best in the state by readers of the Daily Report, Georgia's legal newspaper. We are grateful to our graduates and friends for recognizing our longstanding commitment to preparing the next generation of legal leaders and our vision of being the best return on investment in legal education. Our school’s accomplished faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned scholars, and our approximately 11,000 living graduates are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Connecting students to these thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society is central to our school’s mission. 


Community HeLP Clinic presents community webinar on COVID-related SNAP and P-EBT benefits

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Community Health Law Partnership Clinic virtually presented "An Update for Advocates and Communities on COVID-related SNAP and P-EBT Benefits" that covered changes to the SNAP (food stamps) Program and the P-EBT (school lunch) Program for families with school-aged children as well as how to challenge decisions. The August webinar had over 60 attendees, representing 50 organizations across Georgia. 


Appellate Litigation Clinic achieves win for client

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Appellate Litigation Clinic, in partnership with 2011 alumnus Benjamin J. “Ben” Osorio, recently won remand for its client before the Board of Immigration Appeals. The case Gutierrez-Flores v. Barr involved an immigration judge applying the Asylum Transit Ban retroactively to a Nicaraguan client thus denying her claim for asylum. 


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West presents on the Majoritarian Press Clause

Friday, September 4, 2020

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West presented "The Majoritarian Press Clause" as part of the Governance Workshop on Transparency and Privacy sponsored by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Information Transparency Project during August.

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