The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic recently received a $72,000 Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children grant from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to strengthen the state's response against the sexual exploitation of youth. This is the second year in a row that the Wilbanks CEASE Clinic has been awarded funding from the council.
Since its establishment in 2013, the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic has aided more than 200 individuals. The initiative, directed by Associate Dean Jason A. Cade and serviced by law students, takes an interdisciplinary approach to immigrants’ rights through individual client representation, litigation and project-based advocacy before administrative agencies and federal courts.
The Veterans Legal Clinic, which was established in 2018, has helped approximately 430 veterans and their family members claim more than $1.5 million in additional benefits since opening its doors. The clinic – which primarily assists former Georgia military members with claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – was established with a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and 1977 law school alumnus James E. "Jim" Butler Jr.
The Alexander Campbell King Law Library operates an institutional repository - Digital Commons - that recently achieved the milestone of 3 million downloads. The repository has more than 13,000 publicly available documents and recently added a new series titled Historical Treatises, most of which are focused on the practice of law in Georgia and documents published between 1800-1920.
Congratulations to 2022 graduate Haley K. Kairab for winning the Top Gun XIII National Mock Trial Competition. Kairab tried the case as a solo advocate, and 2022 graduate Cole M. Harper was her co-counsel/trial technician. Top Gun is an invitation-only event for law schools that have excelled at mock trial competitions during the past year or otherwise distinguished themselves in their dedication to trial advocacy training. The grueling matchup is limited to just one competitor from each of the 16 participating law schools. Kairab did not receive any details about the case she argued until 24 hours before the competition began.