Gainesville firms win Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Congratulations to the law firms Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar (category A) and Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles (category B) for winning the 2014-15 Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge. The efforts were headed by Jason A. Dean (J.D.’99) and M. Tyler Smith (J.D.’93), respectively.  Grouped by the number of Georgia Law alumni/alumnae lawyers employed at an organization, this annual competition seeks firm-wide participation of Georgia Law graduates making a personal gift to the law school during the current fiscal year.  The first firm to reach 100 percent participation in each category size wins.

Georgia Law students selected as summer Sea Grant Legal Program fellows

Monday, June 29, 2015

Congratulations to third-year student Joseph Patrick “J.P.” Hackney and second-year student Emily C. Wyche, who have been selected as legal fellows with the Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program. The two students are spending 10 weeks as paid fellows during the summer working with legal and policy experts to address environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.

UGA Foundation board appoints new chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and welcomes four elected trustees; two Georgia Law alumni named

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The University of Georgia Foundation recently announced changes in leadership and board positions voted upon at its annual meeting in St. Simons. The board named Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) as secretary of the foundation board and Eleanor F. Banister (J.D.'79) as an elected trustee.

Community HeLP Clinic caps successful year with win

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Congratulations to Georgia Law’s Community Health Law Partnership for finishing its first year with a win in a contested SNAP (food stamps) case. During the spring semester, third-year students Ricardo A. “Richie” Lopez and Carrie A. Moss’ advocated on the behalf of a disabled clinic client and achieved an almost $200 monthly increase in benefits.

Georgia Law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recently, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general. Nominated by President Barack Obama late last year, Yates has been serving in an acting capacity in the No. 2 post at the U.S. Department of Justice. She replaced Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.