The University of Georgia School of Law Office of Grants and Awards works with law faculty and administrative teams on identifying, applying for, and managing grant proposals and awards. The Office of Grants and Awards' mission is to strengthen the school's research capacity, support faculty and staff at every stage of the grant process and contribute to the capacity of programs administered by the School of Law.

Awards, Grants and Recognition

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Clinical Program Rankings put the University of Georgia School of Law at #24 in the nation.

Jason Cade, director of the Community HeLP Clinic, and Clare Norins, director of the First Amendment Clinic, were co-recipients of the national CLEA Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project for collaborative advocacy on behalf of women who endured abusive gynecological treatments and medical neglect in ICE detention.

Carol Morgan, director of the Corporate Counsel Externship, received the national Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law.

Russell C. Gabriel, then-director of the Criminal Defense Practicum, received the Milner Ball Award for Social Justice.

Willow Tracy, director of the Business Law Clinic, was honored in 2021 with the State Bar of Georgia’s “A Business Commitment Pro Bono Award.”

Christine Scartz, director of the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic, was selected as a Georgia Women's Policy Institute Fellow for 2021-2022.

Criminal Defense Practicum Director Elizabeth Taxel was selected to serve as senior faculty member for the Georgia Public Defender Council Transition into Law Practice Program and was nominated to the Georgia State Bar Indigent Defense Committee and the Justice Reform Partnership.

Prosecutorial Justice Program Director Melissa D. Redmon was re-appointed to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit Civilian Advisory Committee.

The Veterans Legal Clinic, Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, and Community HeLP Clinic were each co-recipients of university seed grants totaling more than $250,000 to fund innovative interdisciplinary projects designed to further community partnerships and increase outreach to the legally underserved. The Wilbanks CEASE Clinic also received a $50,000 grant from the Safe Harbor Commission.

Grants: What's in it for you?

  • Additional research support for travel, conferences, or research assistants;
  • The ability to undertake complex research projects;
  • The opportunity to spend terms in residence at other institutions;
  • Course buy-outs - reduce your teaching load and pursue a research project while others (such as a visitor or adjunct) cover a course.

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Grants Coordinator:
Georgia McPeak
210A Rusk Hall
(706) 542-4473