Record number of law students receive grants for summer public interest work for third straight year

Friday, May 10, 2019

For the third year in a row, a record number of law students is able to perform legal work in summer public interest positions around the globe due to increased support from a variety of sources. This summer, approximately 90 – the most University of Georgia School of Law students ever – will benefit from roughly $132,000 in fellowships and grants from 13 funding sources, which represents another high. “It was incredibly rewarding to be able to provide funding for so many deserving students who want to gain legal experience while helping others,” Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning Eleanor “Ellie” Crosby Lanier said. “I am amazed at the breadth of the placements the students secured and am thankful we were able to find funding for all eligible applicants.”


Twelve employees selected for third cohort of Women’s Staff Leadership Institute, law school's Jackson included

Friday, May 10, 2019

Twelve UGA staff members have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute, and the School of Law's Jenna Jackson, the associate director of admissions and diversity programs, is included among the participants. Launched in 2017, the WSLI is an annual program aligned with the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. "Through this program, women staff members at UGA are gaining critical skills that will help them advance professionally and personally,” said Jennifer L. Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach. 


Advocacy teams capture two national titles and key bragging rights

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The 2018-19 advocacy season was a success with two national titles secured in the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship and the 48th Annual William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament. The school also won the coveted Intrastate Moot Court and the Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court competitions. These wins bring the law school's five-year tally to nine national titles, five regional crowns and three state trophies.


Former governor to deliver UGA law school Commencement address

Monday, May 6, 2019

Former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement address May 18 in Stegeman Coliseum. Just over 200 students will participate in the ceremony, including 185 Juris Doctor (J.D.), 14 Master of Laws (LL.M.) and three Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L) candidates. The event will start at 10 a.m., and the university’s Clear Bag Policy will be enforced. The ceremony will be livestreamed at  http://www.law.uga.edu/graduation19 . #UGALaw19.


Textbook grant program to save students $770K per year; law librarians receive funding

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The University of Georgia has become a national leader in the use of free online textbooks, and a new grant program funded by the Provost’s Office will help save students even more money while improving the quality of their learning experience. This semester, 14 faculty members in 10 academic units - including the School of Law's Amy Taylor, clinical services and research librarian and Stephen Wolfson, research and copyright services librarian - received funding through the Affordable Course Materials Grant program to transition from costly textbooks to open educational resources. The $50,000 that was distributed through the program is expected to save 7,400 students a total of $770,000 in textbook costs each year.

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