Wilbanks CEASE Clinic receives win before Georgia Supreme Court

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic received a favorable opinion in a case 2021 graduate Devin Mashman argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia. The case Harvey v. Merchan involved the choice of law and the constitutionality of the state’s Hidden Predator Act. The court determined that the act’s retroactive window is constitutional and that claims can go forward regardless of where they were committed. Mashman and second-year students Maigan Jenkins and Annefloor De Groot also assisted in writing the brief.

Virtual legal webinar to tackle eviction and renters’ rights

Friday, June 11, 2021

A free virtual legal webinar for Georgia renters who are worried about eviction and would like to learn more about their rights will take place Thursday, June 24, at noon. Sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law’s Public Interest Practicum and the Georgia Legal Services Program, the webinar will cover tenants’ rights, Georgia’s rental assistance programs and what will happen when the state’s eviction moratorium expires on June 30.

Payne selected for national outstanding student honor

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Congratulations to second-year student Katherine L. "Katie" Payne for being a recipient of a National Association of Women Lawyers 2021 Outstanding Law Student Award. This honor recognizes her work as president of the law school's Women Law Students Association and her organization of several events related to women in the legal profession. She is one of approximately 30 students selected nationwide. 

Morris selected for BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Congratulations to second-year student Eric D. Morris for being the recipient of a 2021 BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship, which recognizes "law school students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during college and law school, significant personal achievements and strong community involvement." 

Bertrand receives national outstanding externship student award

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Congratulations to third-year student Christopher J. Bertrand for receiving a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Externship Student Award for his "excellence in externship fieldwork" and "exceptionally thoughtful, self-reflective participation in an accompanying externship seminar." The Clinical Legal Education Association is a national organization that advocates for clinical legal education to be a fundamental component in the education of lawyers.