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Advocate Magazine

The Advocate is published annually by the University of Georgia School of Law for graduates, friends and members of the law school community. All online issues are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader to view or print. To aid in referencing articles in past issues, please utilize the Advocate Online Index. To view past issues of the magazine, please see our Archive Page.

2019 (Vol. 53)

ISSN 1557-1025

Table of contents p.2-3

From the law school’s leaders p.0

From the Dean: On the rise p.1

$3 million gift transforming first-generation student experiences p.4
Created by a lead gift from 1982 alumna Kathelen Amos and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation – the largest outright donation in the school’s history – the First-Start Scholars Program will transform the legal education experience for many first-generation college graduates studying at the law school.

Committed to preparing the next generation of legal leaders p.5
The School of Law was recently ranked the #1 Best Value law school in the country.

Record number of students receive summer fellowships p.6
For the third year in a row, a record number of law students -- approximately 90 -- received financial support to perform legal work in summer government, judicial and public interest positions.

Distinguished Law Fellowships named in honor of Edge, Henson and Rees p.6
The School of Law proudly expands its Distinguished Law Fellows program, which offers select law students unparalleled learning opportunities that include professional development funds, guided research experiences, meetings with some the country's top legal leaders and full-tuition scholarships.

School celebrates 50+ years of clinical legal education p.7

An unwavering focus to be the nation's best return on investment p.8

Butler commitment guarantees financial aid for every veteran p.9
The Butler Commitment – which guarantees financial aid to 100 percent of veterans who matriculate in the fall 2019 entering class – was initiated by Jim Butler (J.D.’77).

National team wins inaugural Magnolia Cup p.9

Teams win national titles and continue tradition of excellence p.10

Appellate Litigation Clinic records three wins p.11

Law firm establishes scholarship to honor Casey p.11
The law firm Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier created the Kellie R. Casey Scholarship to recognize the 1990 alumna’s contributions to the school’s storied advocacy program, which has amassed 25 national championships, more than 40 regional titles and 15 state trophies during her tenure.

Judicial Connections p.12-15

Student profiles p.16-17

2019 Commencement p.18-19
A photo essay of this momentous day.

Law School Life p.20

Dean Rusk International Law Center p.21

Wilbanks CEASE Clinic lecture features key leader in sex abuse protection p.22

Sibley Lecturer asks if SCOTUS decisions are the law of the land p.22-23

Edith House lecturer: Get comfortable being uncomfortable p.23

Conferences p.24

In memoriam p.24 - p.25

Law school retirements p.26

Students honor three faculty p.26

Law school welcomes four p.27

Faculty promotions: Seven elevated to endowed positions p.28-29

Two faculty receive university titles p.30
Lonnie Brown was selected as a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Usha Rodrigues was named a University Professor.

Faculty honors p.31

Graduate profiles p.32-34

2019 Alumni/Alumnae Weekend p.35

DSS Awards: Amos, Melton and Payne receive top honors p.36-37

Ball receives Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award p.37

Fueling our vision (back cover)