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Dennis named associate dean for faculty development

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Martin Chair of Law Andrea L. Dennis has been named the School of Law’s new associate dean for faculty development. As associate dean, she will work closely with the law school’s faculty to promote world-class scholarship, to support the pursuit of extramural funding, to oversee promotion and tenure matters and to work with the other associate and assistant deans on strategic initiatives. Dennis will assume the role on July 1, when Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Weeks – the current holder of the position – takes on the role of UGA’s associate provost for faculty affairs.

Law school commits more than $560,000 to support more than 230 students/recent graduates; Summer fellowships, research assistantships and bar prep/Bridge to Practice grants in demand

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This summer, roughly 230 University of Georgia School of Law students are benefiting from more than $560,000 of support for summer fellowships, research assistantships, bar exam preparation expenses and Bridge to Practice grants. “Service to state and society is part of the law school’s core mission,” Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “To further that mission, we have prioritized our efforts to increase these valuable experiential learning opportunities allowing our students to further their knowledge of the law and gain real-world experience."

Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic logs more than 2,700 service hours

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

During the 2019-20 academic year, the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic logged more than 2,700 hours of service to over 200 individual callers seeking assistance. This represents a 16% increase in the number of callers over the previous school year, despite the clinic implementing remote working conditions due to COVID-19 during the spring semester.

School of Law among the best in the nation for employment

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Employment statistics for the Class of 2019 place the School of Law at 9th in the nation for “gold-standard” full-time law jobs, 9th for federal clerkships and 13th for jobs requiring bar passage or where a J.D. is considered an advantage, according to  Statistics are based on employment 10 months after graduation and underscore the first-rate training our students receive and employers prefer.  

Ewulonu selected for EJW Regional Public Interest Award

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Congratulations to second-year student Nneka I. Ewulonu for being selected as an Equal Justice Works 2020 Regional Public Interest Award winner. She is one of eight law students from law schools across the country chosen for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.