UGA named top institution in the nation for service to student veterans

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The University of Georgia has been named the top tier one research institution in the nation in Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools 2021 rankings. The designation recognizes the university for its outstanding commitment to and programs for student veterans and their families. UGA was last named the top institution in 2017 and has ranked in the top three each year since. 

Callaway Foundation gift to transform delivery of UGA law school clinic services; with technology investment, services can be offered to rural, legally underserved parts of state

Monday, February 22, 2021

Thanks to a recent $200,000 gift from the Callaway Foundation, the University of Georgia School of Law will expand the provision of legal services through its experiential learning programs, clinics and externships to rural and legally underserved communities in the Peach State. In addition, the school envisions scheduling “local legal service days” in Georgia counties, beginning with Troup County this summer. 

New UGA research grant program fosters diversity, inclusion

Monday, February 22, 2021

The University of Georgia has awarded 12 grants to faculty-led teams from 17 academic units to support research that promotes diversity and inclusion. Associate professor Cheryl Fields-Smith in the Mary Frances Early College of Education has partnered with Andrea L. Dennis, associate dean for faculty development and the John Byrd Martin Chair in the School of Law, to study home education in rural Georgia to better understand reasons some Black parents have chosen to opt out of public education in their communities. 

Appellate Litigation Clinic wins case before the Ninth Circuit

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Appellate Litigation Clinic recently won its case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Naranjo Garcia v. Barr, the court remanded on asylum and withholding of removal, finding that the agency applied the wrong nexus analysis on each. The case was argued by third-year student Sarah A. Nelson during November. Nelson and 2020 graduates Jonathan Kaufman and Joe Scarborough wrote the briefs, while third-year student Madison "Maddie" Conkel assisted with oral argument preparations. Several other Appellate Litigation Clinic students assisted with the writing of the briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals when the clinic first took the case two years ago. 

School of Law finishes as semifinalists in National Trial Competition

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Congratulations to third-year students Devin M. Sinclair and Christopher P. "Chris" Summers for finishing as regional semifinalists in the National Trial Competition. Sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the National Trial Competition was "established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar." This year's team was coached by B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver (J.D.'18) and Jeremy B. Dailey (J.D.'14).