UGA law school hosts book discussion on Burch’s Mass Tort Deals

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will host a discussion of the recently published book Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigationwhich was written by Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, the holder of the law school’s Fuller E. Callaway Chair. The discussion will be held Nov. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Classroom B of Hirsch Hall on UGA’s North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

UGA law school grads record highest state bar passage rate for sixth consecutive year

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law announces that for the sixth consecutive year, its graduates achieved the highest bar examination passage rate for first-time takers in the state of Georgia for the July sitting. “The faculty, staff and I are incredibly proud of our students for their hard work,” School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. "Our primary focus at the School of Law has been – and remains – to provide our students with first-rate legal training so they can become future leaders of state and society.” 

29th Annual School of Law Homecoming BBQ - inside Hirsch Hall from 3:15-5:45 p.m.

Friday, October 18, 2019

After much thoughtful consideration, due to the predicted forecast of rain and cold temperatures, the 29th Annual School of Law Homecoming BBQ will be held inside the Law School (Hirsch Hall). This is the first time in our Homecoming BBQ history that we have had to make this call, and while it certainly shifts the layout, the fun surely remains. Please visit for more details. 

UGA School of Law creates endowed scholarship in support of LGBTQ diversity

Friday, October 18, 2019

Thanks to gifts from a diverse array of supporters, the University of Georgia School of Law is creating an endowed scholarship in support of LGBTQ diversity. The Stonewall Equality Scholarship Fund will benefit students who will contribute significantly to the diversity of the law school student body because they have demonstrated leadership in matters of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals, or they have worked to build or are able to describe how they plan to advance LGBTQ persons’ full equality or dignity during their careers as lawyers.

Public Interest Practicum to receive state bar Access to Justice Award

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The School of Law's Public Interest Practicum has been selected as the 2019 Group Recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. The practicum was recognized for increasing access to justice, providing high quality, innovative legal solutions and exposing the “lawyers of tomorrow the ideals of pro bono publico and professionalism.”