Third-year law student selected for fellowship at Georgetown University

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Third-year law student Texys V. Morris was one of three law students nationwide selected for an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center. This two-year program, which leads to an LL.M. degree, is part of the school's Criminal Justice Clinic and trains recent law graduates in both the academic and practical aspects of courtroom advocacy through classroom instruction and the representation of indigent defendants in local courts.

UGA School of Law’s Tricia Hackleman honored for exemplary work

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Student Affairs Advisor Tricia Jonas Hackleman was recently honored for her work at Georgia Law with the 2010 Emma P. Terrell Employee of the Year Award. Given annually, this accolade recognizes and rewards outstanding employees for their service to the law school.

Fifth UGA School of Law graduate in seven years selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 3, 2010

Georgia Law graduate Brian C. Lea (J.D.'09) has been invited to clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court for the October 2011 term. Lea's selection means that five former students have been selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven years and further solidifies Georgia Law's position among the nation's elite law schools for supplying clerks to our nation's highest court.

Former Georgia lieutenant governor and noted legal journalist to teach at Georgia Law this spring

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joining the Georgia Law faculty during the spring semester are former Georgia Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard (J.D.'68) and Slate magazine's Dahlia Lithwick. Howard will serve as the Sanders Political Leadership Scholar, which is named for alumnus and former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders (J.D.'48), and will lead a course in law and politics. Lithwick, who currently serves as a senior editor and a legal correspondent for Slate, will teach a class on the media and the courts.


Third-year law student wins national writing competition

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Congratulations to third-year law student Erica M. Weber for winning the FoxKiser Annual Writing Competition in Law, Science & Medicine. Her paper, titled "Deoxyribonucleic Acid TRIPS: Gene Patents in the United States and their Problematic Domestic and International Consequences," was unanimously chosen by the review committee for first place. The competition is designed to encourage multi-disciplinary scholarly writing and is sponsored by the law firm FoxKiser located in Washington, D.C.