UGA School of Law finishes in top 8 at the 68th National Moot Court Competition

Monday, February 5, 2018

Congratulations to third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks for finishing in the top 8 teams in the country in the national final rounds of the 68th National Moot Court Competition held in New York City. Third-year student B. Elizabeth Tarver served as the team's student coach.

Daily wins Federal Bar Association tax writing competition

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law student Robert Daily for winning the 2018 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition sponsored by the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation. His paper, titled "Betting on An Uncertain Future: The Tax Consequences of Large Third-Party Litigation Financing," was selected based on the depth of research; originality of thought; quality, clarity, and efficiency of presentation; and relevance to current tax policy or events. 

UGA School of Law to host annual public interest law conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 13th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference February 17 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community. The event will include three plenary sessions examining the history of forcible removal of children, reforming cash bail bonds, and connecting children and incarcerated parents, in addition to a keynote lecture and three afternoon breakout sessions. These afternoon discussions will focus on advocating for housing and the homeless, advocating for parental rights and advocating against pre-trial incarceration.

Seasoned expert to lead UGA law school Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Alexander W. Scherr, a 30-plus year public service lawyer and educator, will become the inaugural director of the University of Georgia School of Law’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The clinic, which was announced in August 2017, will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic will begin serving clients this summer.

Community HeLP Clinic secures ruling to benefit disabled persons accessing DFCS programs

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The law school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic recently achieved a significant administrative legal victory that could have far-reaching implications beyond their initial client who experiences a disability. In the December 2017 ruling, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services did not provide reasonable accommodations – required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – for the clinic’s disabled client when applying for aid through the SNAP (food stamps) program. The USDA has given DFCS three months to implement system-wide procedures for tracking requests for reasonable accommodations, resolving grievances and ensuring that all front-line agency staff receives civil rights training including ADA/504 compliance.