Free speech experts come to Athens as part of "Tinker Tour"

Monday, October 21, 2013

Georgia Law will host free speech advocate Mary Beth Tinker and student speech attorney Mike Hiestand as part of a nationwide tour on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room A (120) of Hirsch Hall. Tinker was a lead plaintiff in the landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, where the court upheld students’ First Amendment right to express themselves in a non-disruptive way within their public schools. During her talk, Tinker will discuss the case and the current state of free speech and civics awareness among America’s young people.

 


Burrell and Whittaker win England Mock Trial Competition

Monday, October 21, 2013

Congratulations to second-year law students Garrett S. Burrell and Andrew M. Whittaker for winning the 2013 J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition.


Search underway for UGA vice president for development and alumni relations

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dean and Hosch Professor Rebecca H. White and alumnus and U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) have been selected to serve on a committee that will coordinate a national search for the university's next vice president for development and alumni relations. The committee will recommend finalists to succeed Tom Landrum, who will be retiring at the end of the academic year after nearly 40 years of service to the institution.


Georgia Law finishes strong in national civil rights moot court competition

Monday, October 14, 2013

Congratulations to third-year law students Ellen R. Clarke and Constance A. Parks for making it to the semifinal rounds of the Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. Additionally, third-year law students Allison L. Hill and Antoinette A. Newberry took home the trophy for the best brief and finished as quarterfinalists.


Best Value Law Schools

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Georgia Law was once again recognized as a “Best Value Law School” by The National Jurist magazine. The school placed 11th in the publication’s annual ranking that looks at which schools across the nation offer students the best investment in their future. The magazine analyzes tuition, cost of living expenses, bar passage rates, debt accumulation and employment success.

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