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Georgia Law alumnus funds nation’s first child sexual abuse victim clinic; Groundbreaking opportunity will aid victims, train next generation of attorneys

Monday, November 2, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law will be the first in the nation to have an experiential learning opportunity dedicated solely to the assistance of victims of child sexual abuse. The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic will open January 2016. Initial funding for the clinic has been donated by Georgia Law alumnus Marlan B. Wilbanks, who received his Juris Doctor in 1986. It is expected that many of the clinic’s first clients will be those now eligible to bring civil charges against their abusers as a result of the passage of House Bill 17, the “Hidden Predator Act,” by the Georgia legislature.

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Barnett serves as panelist at ABA's Administrative Law Conference

Friday, October 30, 2015

Assistant Professor Kent H. Barnett served as a panelist on "The Constitutional Future of Administrative Law Judges and Administrative Adjudication" at the ABA's Administrative Law Conference in Washington, D.C. during October. Barnett discussed his article "Resolving the ALJ Quandary" (66 Vand. L. Rev. 797, 812 (2013)) and its relationship to pending constitutional challenges to ALJs in the federal courts of appeals.

Georgia Law wins annual Florida/Georgia moot court competition

Friday, October 30, 2015

Congratulations to third-year students Stephen D. Morrison and Jacob M. "Jake" Ware, who defeated a team from the University of Florida to win the annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville. The long-running tournament is traditionally held the Friday before the Georgia-Florida football game. Two law students from each school compete as lawyers in a mock appellate case, and the victors earn the right to keep the championship trophy at their law school for the year. Georgia Law's win brings its record in the competition to 22-9-2.

Baradaran interviewed on Democracy Now! program

Friday, October 30, 2015

Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran was interviewed on Democracy Now! regarding her book How the Other Half Banks and her thoughts on postal banking. The program aired 10/30/15.

Should the post office also be a bank?

Friday, October 30, 2015

Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran was quoted in The Washington Post regarding her thoughts on postal banking. The article was written by Joe Davidson and was published 10/29/15.