UGA law school creates Benham Scholars Program to enhance diversity in legal education, profession

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law has created a Benham Scholars Program, which will focus on helping to maintain and increase diversity in the legal profession. The program is named in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who was a first-year law student 50 years ago and became the law school’s second African-American graduate in 1970.


Recipients of 2018 diversity and inclusion grant funding announced; law school program funded

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Twenty-one proposals have been funded through the New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants program, which was announced in August 2017 by UGA President Jere W. Morehead. A total of $300,000 was awarded. The $10,000 to $25,000 grants will be used for the development or adoption of new projects that support the recruitment, retention and success of underrepresented, underserved and first-generation students at UGA. The law school's Office of Admissions Benham Scholars Program was selected for funding.


UGA law school conference to spotlight interdisciplinary advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic will host a conference focusing on interdisciplinary advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse on January 26 and 27. The conference is open to the public. Event discussions will focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and holistic, trauma-informed services for survivors of child sexual abuse and will feature a keynote address by state of Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson, who is known for his strong advocacy in the areas of child sexual abuse and statute of limitations reform. 


UGA School of Law names Dasher employee of the year

Monday, December 11, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Staff Representative Group recently presented Administrative Associate M. Catherine “Cathy” Dasher with the 2017 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award. The honor is given each year to an employee who demonstrates dedication and service to the law school.


School of Law wins national moot court competition and finishes as finalist in another; students qualify for national tier of National Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Third-year students Holly M. Boggs and Ava G. Goble for captured the national title at the 8th Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition, while third-year students Devon G. Zawko and Hannah E. Ponders finished as national finalists in the 11th Annual Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. Additionally, third-year students Lauren E. Lutton, Taryn P. Winston and Margaret "Maggie" Sparks finished as finalists in the Region 5 contest of the National Moot Court Competition, qualifying to compete in the national championship round of the tournament to be held in New York City during January.

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