The purpose of the Be Kind Fund in Memory of Chief Justice P. Harris Hines will:

  • sponsor a Georgia Jurist-in-Residence, where a Georgia judge or justice will spend a period in residence at the School of Law teaching and interacting with students each year
  • support semester/summer fellowships for students, with preference given to those who will work or serve as judicial clerks at the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • fund scholarship aid for law students

The fund's title is based on a frequent mantra of the late justice - "Be Kind." Hines, who passed away on 11/4/18, was appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court in 1995 by then-Gov. Zell Miller. He became presiding justice in 2013 and chief justice in 2017, and retired from the state's highest court in August 2018.

While Hines did not attend the University of Georgia, the justice often joked he was a "Bulldog by proxy." He regularly attended School of Law events and activities and had served as a member of the law school's Board of Visitors since 2009.

Related news:

UGA Law Launches Fund in Teaching Tribute to Justice Hines, Daily Report 1/25/19

In Memoriam: P. Harris Hines

Ways to Give
  • Mail:
    • Check payable to: UGA Foundation
      For: Be Kind Fund in Memory of Chief Justice P. Harris Hines (71765563)

      University of Georgia School of Law
      Law School Advancement Office
      225 Herty Drive
      Athens, GA 30602-6012
  • Online - One-time or recurring gift options via debit/credit card
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