During the 2022-23 academic year, approximately 420 School of Law students enrolled or re-enrolled in one of the school's clinic/externship programs and cumulatively engaged in roughly 83,000 service-learning hours. Approximately 25,000 of those hours occurred under the direct supervision of law school faculty members directing in-house clinical programs – all of which provide access to justice services for underrepresented communities and individuals.
Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein was featured in Forbes regarding his commentary as part of a Tax Notes Talk podcast on taxing cryptoassets. The article titled "Cryptoassets And State Taxation" was published 11/28/23.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Hosch Professor Kent Barnett was featured on San Francisco’s KCBS Radio regarding the U.S. Supreme Court case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy. The segment titled “Arguments begin tomorrow in landmark Supreme Court case about trial by jury” was hosted by Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas and aired 11/28/23.
Brock Professor Nathan S. Chapman was featured on Salon.com regarding the 2020 election interference case. The article titled “‘They want them to squirm’: Experts say Fulton DA not offering plea deals signals bad news for Trump” was written by Areeba Shah and published 11/28/23. The article was reprinted by other media outlets including MSN.
Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein published “State Taxation of Cryptoassets: Key Concepts and Emerging Guidance" in 110 Tax Notes State 627 (2023) (with A. Appleby).
Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein’s treatise State Taxation was extensively quoted in a concurring opinion in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Zilka v. Tax Review Board City of Philadelphia (Nov. 22, 2023) regarding Commerce Clause restraints on the state taxation of the personal income of residents working and taxed in local jurisdictions in other states.
Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West presented at the "The Press Clause: The Forgotten First Amendment Value" workshop hosted by the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression at Yale Law School.
Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher M. Bruner published A Research Agenda for Corporate Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023) (co-edited with M. Moore).
Congratulations to third-year students Allison J. Fine, J. Briana Hayes and Robert G. "Rob" Wedge for finishing a National Moot Court regional competition as finalists. The trio will advance to the national tier of the tournament, which is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Hayes was named the competition's best oralist. A special thanks goes to the faculty, alumni and alumnae and King & Spalding lawyers who helped prepare the team for success.
Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West presented as part of the "The Supreme Court and the First Amendment" panel at the Practicing Law Institute's "Communications Law in the Digital Age 2023" conference during November.
Georgia Athletic Association Professor David E. Shipley was recently honored by the National Football Foundation. The group is recognizing 16 faculty athletics representatives from schools across the country that have a member included in the 2023 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. Shipley will be joined by wide receiver Ladd McConkey, UGA's scholar-athlete. The honor recognizes the significant role faculty athletics representatives play in the "overall educational experience" of student-athletes and ensuring their success on and off the field.
The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic was awarded $242,090 by the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's TANF Grant Program for Minor Human Trafficking Services and Training to increase community-based services for survivors of child trafficking. This support will allow the Wilbanks CEASE Clinic to continue services under last year’s TANF award, which provided funding for a full-time social work advocate to ensure holistic representation and services for survivors.
Regents' Professor of International Law & Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann presented "Child-Taking" at the 2023 American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting Research Forum held at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law during November. Her paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Michigan Journal of International Law.
Assistant Dean for Career Development Tony Waller was featured in U.S. News & World Report regarding law firm job interviewing. The article titled "18 Tips to Successfully Interview at a Law Firm" was written by Ashley Merryman and published 11/15/23.
Congratulations to second-year student Caleb Z. Morris for being selected as the Fourth District national board member for the Federal Bar Association Law Student Division. In this position, he will work to increase the visibility of the FBA while providing law students with opportunities for engagement and professional development.
Congratulations to third-year students Julianna M. Hightower and Katie F. Wooten for finishing the 2023 Cardozo Invitational Negotiation on Entertainment, Media and Art Competition as finalists. Second-year students Nicholas R. "Nick" Grabowski and Ikram N. Ali Mohammed also participated in this national tournament that simulates "intellectual property negotiations in which law students, acting as lawyers, manage a series of legal problems relating to real-life scenarios." The team was coached by faculty member Daniel S. Serviansky.
The University of Georgia School of Law salutes all who served, especially those who are a part of our law school community. To commemorate this day, the School of Law shares some of the ways it supports veterans through the Veterans Legal Clinic, the Butler Commitment and professional development stipends.
Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West published "Presuming Trustworthiness" in 75 Florida Law Review 799 (2023) (with R. A. Jones).
Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Staff Attorney Brian Atkinson testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law regarding "Abuse in Foster Care: A Deeper Look" on 11/6/23.
With more than 60 first-generation college graduates currently earning their J.D. at the School of Law, we are pleased to share that 100% of them are receiving aid. This cohort is currently supported by more than 20 scholarship funds, including the First-Start Scholars Program established by 1982 alumna Kathelen V. Amos and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation.