The purpose of the Fund is to provide support of the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy. With support from the University of Georgia‚Äôs Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity and Community, the School of Law and School of Public and International Affairs established the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy in honor of the late jurist, who was a trailblazer for the Black community in Georgia.  This lecture series provides an opportunity for our campus community to hear from thought leaders at the intersection of race, law, and policy. 

Johnson was a pioneer throughout his life. He was one of five students who helped desegregate Newton County, Georgia, schools in the 1960s. He graduated from the UGA School of Law in 1982. After briefly working in Atlanta, Johnson became the first Black attorney to practice in his home county. In 2002, he became the first Black Superior Court judge to serve in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit when then-Gov. Roy Barnes appointed him to the post. He remained in this role until his death in July 2020.

Ways to Give
  • Mail:
    • Check payable to: UGA Foundation
      For: Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Endowment (71765803)

      University of Georgia School of Law
      Law School Advancement Office
      225 Herty Drive
      Athens, GA 30602-6012
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Fund Type
Co-Curricular

The Law School Advancement Office welcomes the opportunity to talk with donors about making gifts to existing funds or creating new funds to benefit the law school.

For more information, please contact the Law School Advancement Office at
(706) 542-7639 or lawgifts@uga.edu.