First-year law student M. Drake Jones is the winner of the School of Law's 2023 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Competition. Congratulations to all who competed, including finalist Presley C. Sneed, on their performances.
Master in the Study of Law student Jaquarius K. Raglin was featured in Columns regarding his receipt of the UGA President's Fulfilling the Dream Award. The article titled "Jaquarius Raglin helps students find their path" was written by Krista Richmond and published 2/3/23. In the article, he talks about his work with the law school's Community Health Law Partnership Clinic among other activities.
A School of Law journey abroad has cemented a partnership – launching a student exchange and planning a range of other collaborative initiatives – with India’s top-ranked law school. Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge and Sarah Quinn, associate director for global practice preparation at the school's Dean Rusk International Law Center, traveled in December to O.P. Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat. While there, Rutledge and Vice Chancellor of Jindal Global University C. Raj Kumar signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes the semester-long exchange of the two law schools’ students.
Congratulations to third-year students Nicholas R. “Nick” Lewis, Courtney H. Robinson and Akash P. Shah for winning the 2023 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. This invitation-only tournament is reserved for the top 16 moot court programs from law schools across the country based on performances from the previous academic year. With this victory, the School of Law now has three championship trophies at this “best of the best” courtroom competition. The other championship years are 2014 and 2019.
Appellate Litigation Clinic participant and third-year student Noah C. Nix argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Harris v. The Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County. The client was suing under Title VII for disparate treatment, a hostile work environment and retaliation after her supervisor made a racist remark. Former students and 2022 graduates Courtney M. Hogan and Kirstiana A. Perryman helped prepare the case.