Georgia veterans face challenges and UGA law students are stepping up

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Veterans Legal Clinic serves Georgia veterans and their dependents to help them get the benefits they have earned through military service. The clinic, which opened in May, focuses on helping clients with benefits claims already submitted to the VA and the Social Security Administration, said Alexander Scherr, a UGA law professor and director of the clinic. Veteran Richard Stafford is getting assistance with his claims from the clinic and shares his story. 

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Scherr to receive Pincus Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Professor & Veterans Legal Clinic Director Alexander W. Scherr will be awarded the 2019 William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education. To be presented during the January Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, the honor recognizes clinical legal education individuals/institutions for service, scholarship, program design and implementation or other activity beneficial to clinical education or to the advancement of justice. As the preeminent national award in clinical education, this honor constitutes "a career award conferred for exceptional contributions to clinical education.”

Greenaway and Van Orsdol win Talmadge Competition

Monday, November 5, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law students Amber D. Greenaway and Justin C. Van Orsdol for winning the 2018 Talmadge Moot Court Competition. 

In Memoriam: P. Harris Hines

Monday, November 5, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law joins many others around the state in mourning the passing of retired Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court P. Harris Hines. “Justice Hines was a tremendous leader of the state’s judiciary and a true friend to the School of Law,” Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “Justice Hines faithfully served for many years on our Board of Visitors and was a constant supporter of our students and faculty.”

UGA School of Law grads record highest state bar passage rate for fifth consecutive year

Monday, October 29, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, its graduates had the highest bar examination passage rate for first-time takers in the state of Georgia for the July sitting. “We make a promise to all students who choose to attend our law school that we will provide a world-class educational experience that prepares them for successful careers,” said School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “For five years now, our graduates have had the highest bar passage rate in our state for first-time test takers, which sends a strong signal that we are indeed delivering on that promise.”