$1 million gift to UGA law school will fund student scholarships

Monday, July 22, 2019

Thanks to a $1 million gift, law students who have demonstrated success in the face of challenging circumstances will have assistance as they earn their law degrees from the University of Georgia School of Law. The Brian and Kim Cain Family Scholarship Fund, established by 1987 alumnus Brian P. Cain and his wife, Kim McLemore Cain, will offer two full scholarships for students who have overcome significant hardships while on their journey to law school.

UGA Foundation elects new leadership and trustees, including three from the School of Law

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The University of Georgia Foundation approved changes in leadership and board positions during its annual meeting. The board voted unanimously to elect John H. Crawford IV as chairman and elected 10 new trustees and accorded seven trustees emeritus status, including naming School of Law alumna Betsy Cox (J.D.'80) as a new trustee, alumnus Neal J. Quirk (J.D.'87) as executive vice chairman and Georgia Athletic Association Professor David E. Shipley as an ex-officio, voting trustee. 

Family Justice Clinic provides 2,100 hours of service and aids 100 callers during spring semester

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

During the spring semester, the Family Justice Clinic provided nearly 2,100 hours of service to approximately 100 callers seeking assistance. The clinic, which is staffed by law students, provides low-income members of the Athens community with courtroom representation in family violence and stalking protective order cases. The students also provide advice and counsel to victims of abuse who are considering their legal options as they move towards safety and security for themselves and their children. “While the clinic’s work is challenging in many ways, the students work closely together to give creative, high-quality responses to persons who would otherwise not have access to legal services,” Family Justice Clinic Director Christine M. Scartz said.

UGA Alumni Association unveils 2019 Class of 40 Under 40; five law school grads among honorees

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019. This program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees, which include five School of Law graduates, will be recognized during the ninth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 in the Tate Student Center on campus.

Shaw named UGA School of Law’s first-start coordinator

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law has hired Amanda J. Shaw as its inaugural first-start coordinator, a position designed to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college as they navigate law school. In this role, Shaw will serve as the designated point of contact for this group through all stages of their law school experience, supporting them from their recruitment to post-graduation. She will also develop programming tailored for these students.