Textbook grant program to save students $770K per year; law librarians receive funding

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The University of Georgia has become a national leader in the use of free online textbooks, and a new grant program funded by the Provost’s Office will help save students even more money while improving the quality of their learning experience. This semester, 14 faculty members in 10 academic units - including the School of Law's Amy Taylor, clinical services and research librarian and Stephen Wolfson, research and copyright services librarian - received funding through the Affordable Course Materials Grant program to transition from costly textbooks to open educational resources. The $50,000 that was distributed through the program is expected to save 7,400 students a total of $770,000 in textbook costs each year.

Garcia selected as Georgia Latino Law Foundation Fellow

Monday, April 22, 2019

Congratulations to first-year student Lisa C. Garcia for receiving a Georgia Latino Law Foundation Fellowship. This program partners Latino law students with summer internship opportunities to gain substantive legal experience under the supervision and mentorship of legal professionals. The Georgia Latino Law Foundation selects fellows who have “demonstrated personal and academic excellence, as well as a true heart for leadership through service.”

OUTLaw/Stonewall Law Student Association program wins university award

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The OUTLaw/Stonewall Law Student Association’s “Out: An Oral History of UGA Law’s Queer Faculty and Staff" was selected as the "Outstanding Cross-Cultural Program" during the 18th Annual H. Gordon and Francis S. Davis Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards, given out April 16 at the Tate Student Center. The SOAR Awards celebrate the accomplishments of student organizations at the University of Georgia.

Schaaf recognized by the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Congratulations to second-year student Robert E. "Bob" Schaaf for being recognized as a distinguished law student at the 45th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules. This national seminar is presented by the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute and brings together over 500 bankruptcy attorneys and professionals each year.

Community HeLP Clinic assists clients in obtaining citizenship

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Congratulations to the Community Health Law Partnership (HeLP) Clinic for assisting two clients from Egypt with their citizenship cases. Third-year student Sarah A. Mirza and Onur Yildirim (J.D.'18) helped prepare the initial applications last year. Third-year student Amy E. Buice and second-year student William D. Ortiz worked to prepare the pair for their naturalization interviews and attended the naturalization ceremony in 2019. The cases were supervised by clinic Director and Associate Professor Jason A. Cade.