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Congratulations to 2013 alumni M. Paula Briceno, Brittany M. Cambre and Crystal M. Johnson for their UGA Appellate Litigation Clinic work in representing a franchisee in his claim against his franchisor and its former chief executive officer. Johnson argued the case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in front of a panel that included retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The Fourth Circuit certified the case to the Virginia Supreme Court, where the clinic partnered with a major Virginia firm. The state's highest court answered both certified questions in the client's favor. The case likely will be remanded to district court for further proceedings.
Congratulations to third-year law student G. Taylor Wilson and second-year student Andy Shin who were semifinalists in the Southeastern Regional Competition of the National Transactional LawMeet, which the law school hosted late last month. This competition is designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of former Georgia Law Director of Development Ronald D. "Ron" Hill on February 26. He worked at the law school from 2002 to 2004. He is survived by his wife, Mary; and two sons, Justin and Jordan.
Congratulations to Meredith A. Gardial for finishing in first place in the 2014 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Competition. The finalist was Benjamin P. "Ben" Ralston.