Multiple events scheduled around Homecoming

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Georgia Law is pleased to host a range of events for members of the law school community leading up to the annual Homecoming Barbeque on Saturday, 10/15. There will be a Prospective Student Open House on 10/13, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) will present a Signature Lecture on sentencing on 10/13, the final round of the J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition will take place on 10/14, the Law School Association Council will have its fall meeting on 10/14, and there will be on-campus interviews and a Career Day event facilitating student and attorney interactions on 10/14.  


U.S. District Court Chief Judge to deliver Signature Lecture at Georgia Law

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, will present “Reflections on Sentencing” at the University of Georgia School of Law Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public. Wood is also serving as Georgia Law’s inaugural B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which is a position created to give law students an opportunity to learn from federal judges in a series of mini-courses. She will lead a course on sentencing.


Firm and Corporation challenge winners announced

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations to Gulfstream Aerospace (category A), Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar (category B) and Taylor English Duma (category C) for winning Georgia Law's 2015-16 Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge. 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 the challenge. Notably this is Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar's fourth consecutive year winning the competition.


Novosel and Goldberg take top honors in negotiation competition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations to second-year student Nichole Novosel for winning the Top Negotiator Award in Georgia Law's intramural negotiation competition. Second-year student Rachel N. Goldberg earned the First Runner-up Award, and both will be invited to join the school's competition team. More than 75 students participated in this year's tournament. 


Rosenthal argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Third-year student Matt B. Rosenthal recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as part of the law school's Appellate Litigation Clinic. The case was Lawrence Niskey v. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and the question was whether Niskey had exhausted his administrative remedies while pursuing his Title VII claims. Third-year students Mandi R. Moroz and Lesley A. O’Neill were student counsel in the case as well. They helped Rosenthal prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments, and they attended the argument in D.C.  The three judges hearing the case were Patricia A. Millett, Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Stephen F. Williams.  

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