100% of first-gen students in J.D. entering class receiving aid

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The School of Law is proud to share that all first-generation college graduates in our Juris Doctor 2019 entering class are receiving some form of scholarship aid. Other support for first-gen students at the law school includes the First-Generation Student Association and a newly appointed First Start Coordinator who advises and guides these students.

Robinson Scholars Program aims to increase diversity in legal education

Friday, August 30, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law has created the Robinson Scholars Program, which will benefit underrepresented student populations with ties to Georgia. The program is named in memory of 1974 alumnus Robert E. “Robbie” Robinson, a civil and human rights attorney who was tragically killed in 1989 by politically motivated mail bombs that were sent to his Savannah office.

School of Law welcomes its newest students

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The School of Law proudly welcomes approximately 225 students who are starting work on their Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law degrees. The School of Law prides itself on providing a first-rate legal education and being counted among the best returns on investment in legal education today. 

2019 UGA diversity, inclusion grants fund 26 projects; School of Law's Robinson Scholars Program included

Monday, August 19, 2019

Twenty-six proposals have been funded through the second round of the New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants program, which was announced in January 2019 by UGA President Jere W. Morehead. Among those to be funded is the School of Law's Robinson Scholars Program. All of the initiatives selected are dedicated to serving underrepresented, underserved and first-generation students at UGA. 

$1M gift to UGA law school to support Family Justice Clinic and elite scholarship, Clinic to be named in memory of victim of domestic violence

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The memory of a domestic violence victim will have a lasting impact on the University of Georgia School of Law as an anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to support the school’s Family Justice Clinic and create a Distinguished Law Fellowship, both bearing the victim’s name – Jane W. Wilson. Wilson, a resident of rural Northern Georgia in her early 30s, was shot and killed by her second husband of just three days during August 1976. By making this gift to the law school, the donor hopes to help “others similarly situated – in particular, victims and families who often find neither help nor hope.”