Georgia Law honors distinguished grads during annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

Several Georgia Law graduates will be recognized for their service during the school’s annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend to be held March 17-18. Ertharin Cousin, William J. “Bill” Stembler and Audrey Boone Tillman will receive the law school alumni/alumnae association’s Distinguished Service Scroll Award. Additionally, the inaugural Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award will be presented to 2012 Georgia Law alumna Amanda Seals Bersinger. Other highlights of Alumni/Alumnae Weekend include:  a keynote address by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who is also a 1970 graduate of Georgia Law; an alumni/alumnae panel moderated by Georgia Law Hosch Professor Emeritus Thomas A. “Tom” Eaton; an ethics and professionalism CLE; a speed networking event; a trivia tournament; the annual Equal Justice Foundation auction and a picnic hosted by the law firm Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, & Ashley, P.C. For more information about Georgia Law’s Alumni/Alumnae Weekend and to register, please visit https://www.law.uga.edu/alumni-alumnae-weekend.  


Georgia Law finishes as semi-finalists at National Trial Competition regional

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Congratulations to two Georgia Law teams made up of third-year students Brittany M. Partridge and Hannah S. Sells, and third-year student Eric A. Sterling and second-year students Danielle N. Glover and Christopher D. "Chris" Johnson, who recently competed in the National Trial Competition. The two teams each finished the mock trial tournament as regional semi-finalists. There were 21 teams competing in the regionals.


Georgia Law to host IntLawGrrls 10th birthday conference

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Approximately 100 international lawyers from around the globe will come to the University of Georgia School of Law on March 2 and 3 for a conference celebrating the 10th birthday of IntLawGrrls, a blog founded by Diane Marie Amann, a member of the law faculty. Organized by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the conference is part of the law school’s Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative. Highlights will include panels on topics such as international criminal law, human rights, women’s leadership in legal institutions, feminist legal theories, corporate accountability, international economic law and dispute settlement, post-Cold War legacies, laws of war, counterterrorism, international environmental law, and sexual violence crimes. 


U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to give Georgia Law's House Lecture

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will present “Reflections on My Journey as a Mother and a Judge” at the University of Georgia School of Law’s 35th Edith House Lecture on March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public. Jackson has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 2013.


UGA law school to host public interest law conference

Friday, February 10, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 12th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference February 25 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 9:30 a.m. This year’s conference will explore issues surrounding vulnerable persons in custody, expanding access to justice through community lawyering, and healthcare access and disability rights. Francys Johnson, who currently serves as the president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will deliver the keynote address. 

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