Scherr named Georgia Law's associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning

Monday, June 20, 2016

Alexander W. Scherr has been named the University of Georgia School of Law’s new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, he will work to enhance and advance the school’s experiential learning offerings, which currently include 15 clinical courses and a wide range of simulation classes.


New fellowships expand public interest opportunities at Georgia Law, Students take summer placements in Georgia and around the world

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As the academic year comes to a close, the University of Georgia School of Law has announced the creation of three new fellowship opportunities, which combined with existing support will allow more than 20 rising second- and third-year students to take summer positions in the public interest arena. Public interest fellowship recipients will spend the next few months working in legal placements including public defender’s and prosecutor’s offices, nonprofit agencies, a law school clinic and the U.S. Department of Justice. Three placements will take students overseas to Phnom Penh, Jerusalem and Bangkok.


Working in the Public Interest Conference wins State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The State Bar of Georgia has awarded the law school's Working in the Public Interest Conference its 2016 Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. Presented by the State Bar of Georgia's Access to Justice Committee, the Young Lawyers Division and the Pro Bono Resource Center, the award recognizes the WIPI group for its "commitment to, and support for, the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to the poor and underserved communities in Georgia."


U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates delivers Georgia Law graduation speech

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, delivered the keynote address at Georgia Law's Commencement. Yates, a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as deputy attorney general in May 2015, after being nominated by President Barack Obama. Approximately 195 students received their Juris Doctor and two students received their Master in the Study of Law at this year’s ceremony. Additionally, approximately 15 Master of Laws candidates, who have completed one year of graduate legal study, were recognized.


U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates to deliver graduation keynote

Friday, May 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE GRADUATION HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE VOLLEYBALL ARENA AT THE RAMSEY CENTER.

 

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, will deliver the keynote address at Georgia Law's Commencement to be held May 21 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. Yates, a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as deputy attorney general in May 2015, after being nominated by President Barack Obama. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to the Ramsey Center Volleyball Arena. For those unable to attend the ceremony, the event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/georgia-law .

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