UGA law school alumnus continues support of veterans seeking legal degrees

Monday, November 18, 2019

A generous gift from a law school graduate will continue to expand support to veterans who are enrolled at the University of Georgia School of Law. Renowned trial attorney and 1977 law school alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. made a charitable pledge to create a newly endowed fund guaranteeing that every veteran attending the law school will receive financial support.

Law school’s Veterans Legal Clinic improves lives

Monday, November 11, 2019

Improving the lives of veterans living in the Peach State is the goal of the University of Georgia School of Law’s Veterans Legal Clinic. The impact of this 18-month-old clinic is real and growing. Early this year, the clinic had an active caseload representing around 25 veterans at one time. Since April, the clinic has secured over $230,000 in additional financial relief for former members of our country’s military. By all accounts, this impact will grow exponentially due to the Veterans Legal Clinic adding a full-time attorney in August to help clinic Director Alexander Scherr manage cases and supervise students.

UGA teams finish as co-champions in ABA Regional Negotiation Competition

Monday, November 11, 2019

Congratulations to second-year students Garrett Michael and Jenna Wojcicki for finishing as co-champions in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition held at Texas A&M University. The team will compete in the ABA National Negotiation Competition in February 2020. Additionally, a team comprised of second-year students Josh Fowler and Sadie Gibson finished as finalists at the contest.

4th Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium to focus on resilience

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 4th Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium, which will focus on resilience in rural healthcare – how Georgia’s rural health organizations prepare for risk, disruption, continuity, sustained service and success. To be held Nov. 14 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on UGA’s North Campus, the purpose of the symposium is to bring together various stakeholders – academic researchers, legislators, medical providers and community advocates – and have discussions focused on generating potential solutions to the current rural healthcare crisis.

UGA brings home trophy in Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition

Friday, November 1, 2019

Congratulations to third-year students Thomas H. Paris IV and Georgia L. Turner, who defeated a team from the University of Florida to win the annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville. The long-running tournament is traditionally held before the Georgia-Florida football game. Two law students from each school compete as lawyers in a mock appellate case, and the victors earn the right to keep the championship trophy at their law school for the year. The School of Law's win brings its record in the competition to 24-11-2.