UGA law students embark on public interest fellowships in record numbers, Nearly 50 law students awarded $83,000+ in public service grants

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UGA School of Law students are answering the call of public service in record-breaking numbers. Thanks to additional funding sources, the law school has been able to provide 48 students with monetary support to pursue summer public interest work in a variety of settings. This number more than doubles the number of participants from two years ago in 2016, which was 22. The total amount of funding has grown significantly as well, from $53,000 in 2016 to more than $83,000 in 2018. In addition, the number of fellowship sources has grown to eight, including new grants supporting work in health and municipal law.

Honeychurch and Kessler win Georgia Bar Access to Justice Awards

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Congratulations to 2018 School of Law alumnae Mary S. Honeychurch and Samantha Kessler for winning the State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Awards. These awards recognize law students who have "excelled in participation in support of a civil pro bono or legal aid program satisfying previously unmet civil legal needs or extended services to underserved segments of the population." These honors will be officially presented by the Georgia Bar's Access to Justice Committee and Pro Bono Resource Center in October.

School of Law wins three national titles in 2017-18, bringing five-year total to 10

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The School of Law's advocacy teams continue to build on the program's tradition of excellence. During the 2017-18 academic year, UGA law students captured three national championships in addition to one regional trophy and one state crown. This brings the law school's five-year tally for moot court and mock trial victories to 10 national championships, six regional trophies and two state titles.  

Waller receives NALP Service Excellence Award

Friday, May 25, 2018

Associate Director of Career Development Tony Waller, who serves as the public interest and government employment specialist for the School of Law, has been awarded the National Association for Law Placement Service Excellence Award, which recognizes individuals who go "above and beyond and make notable contributions to NALP and its members." 

School of Law students travel the globe with summer legal opportunities

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In the weeks ahead, 12 rising second- and third-year students at the School of Law will depart for Global Externship Overseas (GEO) and Global Externship At Home (GEA) placements all around the world. Administered by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the GEO and GEA initiatives place School of Law students in externships lasting between four and 12 weeks, and offer students the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a variety of legal settings worldwide.