Appellate Litigation Clinic wins its first Georgia Supreme Court case

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Appellate Litigation Clinic has won its first case in the Georgia Supreme Court. Third-year students Addison Smith and John Lex Kenerly IV prepared and presented oral argument in the case Edward Williams v. DeKalb County et al, which will allow a lawsuit challenging a DeKalb County commissioners' vote giving themselves a pay raise to proceed to trial. Kenerly and Smith are the first law students to argue before the state's highest court under a new special provision. Additionally, second-year students Amelia K. Welch, Anre D. Washington, Devin M. Sinclair, Alexander S. Cumming, Taylor S. Bussey and Steven L. Miller assisted with case research last summer.


Carrington takes third in national writing competition

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Congratulations to third-year student Brooke A. Carrington for capturing third place in the 10th Annual Law Student Victims' Rights Writing Competition for her paper titled "A Well-Intentioned Attempt at Justice: Marsy's Law in Georgia and Potential Impacts on Victims of Child Sexual Abuse." This is national competition sponsored by the National Crime Victim Law Institute.


School of Law wins Legal Food Frenzy

Friday, March 6, 2020

The University of Georgia School of Law has won the 2020 Law School Legal Food Frenzy. This is the first year the School of Law has won this contest championed by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. This year's record-breaking contest generated enough food and funds to provide more than 63,000 meals for regional food banks.


Update: Resources and information about coronavirus

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The University of Georgia has a coronavirus website to provide the campus community with information about health, travel, emergency preparedness and campus operations: https://www.uhs.uga.edu/healthtopics/coronavirus.


Veterans Legal Clinic, congressman and Georgia Legal Service team up to assist vet

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Veterans Legal Clinic has successfully helped a veteran and his extended family avoid a winter eviction. The veteran rented a mobile home in August 2018 but soon had problems with the septic system. After numerous requests by the veteran for help, the landlord retaliated with a threat of eviction. Facing a short deadline, the veteran contacted Congressman Jodi Hice’s office, which in turn asked the clinic for help. The Veterans Legal Clinic connected the veteran with experienced landlord-tenant attorney and 2014 School of Law graduate Charles M. McCranie at Georgia Legal Services in Athens. This three-way collaboration helped the veteran find the time and the means to arrange stable, long-term housing, without the need for eviction. 

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