UGA to Reopen Wednesday, Delayed Start

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The University of Georgia will delay its opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The first classes will begin at 10:10 a.m. Business operations on the Athens campus will resume their normal schedules beginning at 10 a.m.

UPDATE: UGA closed Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12

Monday, September 11, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia due to the pending impact of Hurricane Irma. State offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11, and Tuesday, Sept. 12. Therefore, the University of Georgia will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12.  All classes, campus events and activities will be canceled during this time.

UGA receives national diversity award for fourth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The University of Georgia’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year with the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. An example of this commitment is demonstrated by the credentials of the law school's newest students. The 189 members of the Juris Doctor Class of 2020 come to the law school with a variety of backgrounds, and 21 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. They hail from 24 states and studied at 62 undergraduate institutions, and 25 students are first-generation college graduates. This fall, the school also welcomed 15 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, hailing from 10 countries on five continents and four M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students seeking knowledge of the legal system to enhance their careers. Statistics as of 8/10/17.

Expert trade law conference to be held at the UGA School of Law

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference titled “The Next Generation of International Trade Agreements” Sept. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on the University of Georgia’s North Campus. During the conference, which will mark the center’s 40th anniversary, expert academics, policymakers, corporate counsels and practitioners will explore the shifting trajectory of trade agreements. There is no cost for the conference, but registration is required.

Flanagan wins State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award

Monday, August 21, 2017

Congratulations to Meghan Flanagan (J.D.'17) for her receipt of the 2017 State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. This honor recognizes her commitment to, and support for, the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to the poor and underserved communities in Georgia. The award committee specifically noted her commitment to the Court Appointed Special Advocates program and her efforts to recruit and train additional volunteers. The award will be officially presented in October.