Georgia Law launches Corsair Law Society

Friday, March 11, 2016

Georgia Law publicly launched its Corsair Law Society in early 2016. This prestigious group seeks to foster and improve opportunities for law students who desire to practice in the areas of transactional law or corporate litigation in major financial markets across the country.


Georgia Law teams win Best Draft Awards at Transactional LawMeet competitions

Monday, February 29, 2016

Congratulations to third-year students Elizabeth A. DeVos and Lily D. Wilkerson and second-year student Molly H. Cash who won the Best Draft Award at the Southwestern regional competition of the Transactional LawMeet. Additionally, third-year students Johnathan Chiu and Frances H. Kim and second-year student Hannah R. Coleman earned the Best Draft Award at the Chicago regional. Both teams spent significant time preparing a draft of a term sheet for a complex transaction and marking up the other side's draft in this national tournament. Adjunct Professor Susan J. Wilson (J.D.'89) and Robert C. "Rob" Davis III (J.D.'99) served as coaches.


Georgia Law wins National Appellate Advocacy Regional

Monday, February 22, 2016

Congratulations to third-year students D. Tyler "Ty" Adams and Kathleen B. "Kate" Hicks for winning the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition. This pair will advance to the national tier of this moot court competition during April. Adams also captured the Best Oralist Award. A second Georgia Law team, comprised of second-year students Jacob S. "Jake" Edwards, Hannah S. Sells and Andrew Z.R. Smith, finished as regional semifinalists. This trio was presented with the 4th Best Brief Award, and Edwards won the 5th Best Oralist Award. Both teams were coached by third-year student G. Kevin Davis.


Appellate Litigation Clinic wins case in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Georgia Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic recently scored a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Ace Patterson v. Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections. Agreeing with the arguments raised by the clinic, the Court held that a habeas petition filed by Patterson was not barred as “second or successive.” Alumna Maria Rivera-Diaz (J.D.’15) argued the case before the Court, and, along with alumnus Zachary J. "Zack" Kelehear (J.D.’15), submitted briefing in the case.


Georgia Law wins Craven national moot court competition

Monday, February 8, 2016

A trio of second-year students - Matthew B. "Matt" Rosenthal, Christopher D. "Chris" Stokes and Tayah Woodard - bested 24 teams from law school's around the country to become the winners of the 39th J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition. They were also presented with the tournament's Best Brief Award. The team's student coach was third-year student Mical D. Carter.

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