Georgia Law introduces new legal writing competition

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Georgia Law has introduced its Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing, in which rising second-year students may compete for two $500 prizes. The contest, named after law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75), gives each student the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and work with a faculty adviser, who will assist in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments.

UGA Alumni Association announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2015; two Georgia Law graduates included

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Congratulations to Meaghan G. Boyd (J.D.’05) and Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.’04) on being selected for UGA’s Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015. These prominent graduates were recognized for having made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors in addition to having demonstrated dedication to the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service.

Gainesville firms win Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Congratulations to the law firms Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar (category A) and Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles (category B) for winning the 2014-15 Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge. The efforts were headed by Jason A. Dean (J.D.’99) and M. Tyler Smith (J.D.’93), respectively.  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.

Georgia Law students selected as summer Sea Grant Legal Program fellows

Monday, June 29, 2015

Congratulations to third-year student Joseph Patrick “J.P.” Hackney and second-year student Emily C. Wyche, who have been selected as legal fellows with the Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program. The two students are spending 10 weeks as paid fellows during the summer working with legal and policy experts to address environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities.

UGA Foundation board appoints new chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and welcomes four elected trustees; two Georgia Law alumni named

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The University of Georgia Foundation recently announced changes in leadership and board positions voted upon at its annual meeting in St. Simons. The board named Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) as secretary of the foundation board and Eleanor F. Banister (J.D.'79) as an elected trustee.