Community HeLP Clinic secures ruling to benefit disabled persons accessing DFCS programs

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The law school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic recently achieved a significant administrative legal victory that could have far-reaching implications beyond their initial client who experiences a disability. In the December 2017 ruling, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services did not provide reasonable accommodations – required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – for the clinic’s disabled client when applying for aid through the SNAP (food stamps) program. The USDA has given DFCS three months to implement system-wide procedures for tracking requests for reasonable accommodations, resolving grievances and ensuring that all front-line agency staff receives civil rights training including ADA/504 compliance.

Renowned tax scholar to speak as UGA law school’s 115th Sibley Lecturer

Monday, January 22, 2018

Edward D. Kleinbard, the holder of the Packard Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Fellow at The Century Foundation, is set to deliver the University of Georgia School of Law’s 115th Sibley Lecture titled “What’s a Government Good For?: Fiscal Policy in an Age of Inequality.” This event will take place on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall and is free and open to the public.

Spring 2018 Signature Lectures to bring internationally renowned speakers to campus, law school April Sibley Lecture included

Friday, January 19, 2018

Nationally and internationally influential figures from a wide range of fields will visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series.The law school's April Sibley Lecture featuring the Yale Law School's Heather Gerken is included on this select list. Signature Lectures are designated at the beginning of each semester by the Office of Academic Programs to highlight campus talks by internationally prominent leaders. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.

UGA to Reopen on Delayed Schedule - Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The University of Georgia Athens campus will delay its opening until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The first classes will begin at 11:00 a.m. 
As you plan your travel for Thursday, please keep in mind the following suggestions: 
•Travel to campus is likely to take longer than normal, so plan accordingly.
•If you are traveling from off-campus, you should defer to local emergency management officials on the best routes to take and whether travel in your area is safe. Faculty, staff and students are urged to consider their personal safety and travel with caution.
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Education is the key to realizing King’s dream, speaker says; Roseboro receives President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

Friday, January 12, 2018

It’s been more than 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech “I Have a Dream,” in which he foretold a nation united in the belief that all are created equal. At the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Jan. 12, Gregory Roseboro, executive director of admissions and diversity programs for the School of Law, was awarded the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award for his work in advancing issues of human rights and race relations.