Congratulations to third-year law students Jasmine A. Dixon, Michael C. Gretchen, Scott F. McAfee and C. Elizabeth Stell for their quaterfinal finish out of more than 40 teams from across the country at the Second Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. Additionally, Gretchen was named the tournaments Best Advocate.
Congratulations to second-year law students Margaret E. "Maggy" Randels, Utrophia D. Robinson and Alexandria E. Seay for earning first place at the regional level of the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Boston during March. They will travel to Chicago next month to compete in the national rounds of the tournament.
The East Campus Village on the University of Georgia’s campus will soon have a new addition to its named residence halls. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted today to approve the naming of Building 1512 after the late Gov. George D. Busbee. This 1952 Georgia Law graduate and 77th governor of Georgia, championed education during his time in office—particularly kindergarten through 12th grade—establishing the statewide public kindergarten system.
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., will present “Social Justice Lawyering: Confronting Power, Racial and Economic Injustice and Hopelessness Within the Law” at the University of Georgia School of Law’s 109th Sibley Lecture March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall.
Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center will present “The Cuban Embargo: Policy Outlook After Fifty Years” on March 22. During this daylong conference, Cuban and American diplomats, scholars, legal practitioners and trade specialists will examine the effectiveness and consequences of economic sanctions as well as the potential impact of revising or lifting the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba.