Congratulations to LL.M. students Alexandra F. “Lexa” Lampe, John A. Omotunde and Tatyana Popovkina, who won the tenth LL.M. International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Moot Competition hosted by American University. The team was coached by Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge and LL.M. student Gloria María Correa. Additionally, LL.M. student Olha Kaliuzhna was named the competition’s best oralist. According to American University, this event, created specifically for LL.M. students, fosters the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business and investment disputes.
The School of Law is pleased to share news of five scholarship funds that are being established through gifts from individual donors and a partnership with the University of Georgia Foundation. These contributions are helping the School of Law school to redefine what it means to be a great national public law school by offering a world-class, hands-on, purpose-driven educational experience while never surrendering its commitment to accessibility and affordability.
Congratulations to third-year student Marcus C. Lee and second-year students Shepherd Bridges, Delaney Davis and Erika L. Love for winning the regional round of the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The quartet will advance to the national tier of the tournament to be held later this month. They were coached by Jonathan (J.D.'16) and Whitney (J.D.'15) Stuart. A second team comprised of third-year student Nia N. Waller and second-year students Doraly G. Blanton, Jessica L. Davis and Justin D. Nixon also competed in the tournament. They were coached by Cheryl Champion.
1986 alumnus David G. Perryman and his wife Kirsti R. Perryman have created a unique scholarship fund that will benefit those with a degree or background in biology, genetics, chemistry, neuroscience or similar area. As to their motivation to make this scholarship available David stated, “Legal thinking is very similar to scientific inquiry in that they both require intellectual rigor and constant challenge to find the best answers to help people. Bridging these disciplines can lead to transformative innovation and we want to do our small part to enable future thought leaders. No better place to do so than at UGA Law under the dynamic leadership of Dean Rutledge.”
The University of Georgia School of Law has won the 2023 Law School Legal Food Frenzy. This is the second time the School of Law has won this contest championed by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. UGA Law students, faculty/staff, graduates and supporters raised $10,064 for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. This equates to 40,246 meals for vulnerable individuals in Athens and its surrounding communities.