School of Law welcomes its newest students

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The School of Law proudly welcomes approximately 225 students who are starting work on their Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law degrees. The School of Law prides itself on providing a first-rate legal education and being counted among the best returns on investment in legal education today. 

2019 UGA diversity, inclusion grants fund 26 projects; School of Law's Robinson Scholars Program included

Monday, August 19, 2019

Twenty-six proposals have been funded through the second round of the New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants program, which was announced in January 2019 by UGA President Jere W. Morehead. Among those to be funded is the School of Law's Robinson Scholars Program. All of the initiatives selected are dedicated to serving underrepresented, underserved and first-generation students at UGA. 

$1M gift to UGA law school to support Family Justice Clinic and elite scholarship, Clinic to be named in memory of victim of domestic violence

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The memory of a domestic violence victim will have a lasting impact on the University of Georgia School of Law as an anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to support the school’s Family Justice Clinic and create a Distinguished Law Fellowship, both bearing the victim’s name – Jane W. Wilson. Wilson, a resident of rural Northern Georgia in her early 30s, was shot and killed by her second husband of just three days during August 1976. By making this gift to the law school, the donor hopes to help “others similarly situated – in particular, victims and families who often find neither help nor hope.” 

$1 million gift to UGA law school will fund student scholarships

Monday, July 22, 2019

Thanks to a $1 million gift, law students who have demonstrated success in the face of challenging circumstances will have assistance as they earn their law degrees from the University of Georgia School of Law. The Brian and Kim Cain Family Scholarship Fund, established by 1987 alumnus Brian P. Cain and his wife, Kim McLemore Cain, will offer two full scholarships for students who have overcome significant hardships while on their journey to law school.

UGA Foundation elects new leadership and trustees, including three from the School of Law

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The University of Georgia Foundation approved changes in leadership and board positions during its annual meeting. The board voted unanimously to elect John H. Crawford IV as chairman and elected 10 new trustees and accorded seven trustees emeritus status, including naming School of Law alumna Betsy Cox (J.D.'80) as a new trustee, alumnus Neal J. Quirk (J.D.'87) as executive vice chairman and Georgia Athletic Association Professor David E. Shipley as an ex-officio, voting trustee.