School of Law wins Best Draft Award at transactional law negotiation competition

Monday, April 6, 2020

Congratulations to third-year students Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm and Savannah B. Phinney who won the Best Draft Award and finished as first runner-up for their representation of a buyer in a complex M&A transaction at the first-ever virtual transactional law negotiation competition, which was originally scheduled to be held at the University of Denver recently. The pair was assisted by third-year student Ethan J. Rode. 

Parker becomes staff attorney at Veterans Legal Clinic

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Congratulations to Kelly Ann Parker for becoming a permanent staff attorney at the School of Law's Veterans Legal Clinic. In her role, she will supervise teams of students who provide free legal representation to veterans on claims related to benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Parker joined the clinic's team in the fall of 2019 as a post-graduate fellow. 

Three UGA alumni named to Georgia’s highest courts, two are School of Law alumnae

Friday, March 27, 2020

Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp has announced his selection of Judge Carla Wong McMillian to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and Judges Verda M. Colvin and John A. “Trea” Pipkin III to serve on the Georgia Court of Appeals. McMillian and Colvin graduated from the School of Law in 1998 and 1990, respectively.

Community HeLP Clinic secures visas for victims of serious crime

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Community Health Law Partnership Clinic recently helped two clients secure their U Visas, which grant victims of serious crime - who are helpful to law enforcement in investigation or prosecution - with four years of lawful status and a path to permanent residency in the United States.

Insights on transitioning to online instruction, UGA undergoing rapid move to continue teaching and assessment

Friday, March 20, 2020

On March 30, the University of Georgia will transition to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. The change is part of the university’s effort to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be sure, that shift will be an adjustment for both faculty and students. “Many of the concerns and distractions instructors have now are shared by their students. Empathy, communication, asynchronicity, a focus on the necessary and reassessing assessments will facilitate the transition for everyone impacted by these midsemester changes,” said Megan Mittelstadt, director of UGA's Center for Teaching and Learning.