UGA Foundation board appoints new chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and welcomes four elected trustees; two Georgia Law alumni named

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The University of Georgia Foundation recently announced changes in leadership and board positions voted upon at its annual meeting in St. Simons. The board named Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) as secretary of the foundation board and Eleanor F. Banister (J.D.'79) as an elected trustee.

Community HeLP Clinic caps successful year with win

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Congratulations to Georgia Law’s Community Health Law Partnership for finishing its first year with a win in a contested SNAP (food stamps) case. During the spring semester, third-year students Ricardo A. “Richie” Lopez and Carrie A. Moss advocated on the behalf of a disabled clinic client and achieved an almost $200 monthly increase in benefits.

Georgia Law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recently, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general. Nominated by President Barack Obama late last year, Yates has been serving in an acting capacity in the No. 2 post at the U.S. Department of Justice. She replaced Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.

In Memoriam: B. Avant Edenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law joins many voices from around the state and nation in mourning the passing of the U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield on May 9 at the age of 80. “My family and everyone at the law school extend our deepest personal condolences to Melvis, his wife, and the Edenfield family on this sad day,” Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said.  “Judge Edenfield was a man of impeccable character, who cared deeply about history and the power of ideas.  He was a fierce patriot who embodied the ideals of the independent federal judge enshrined in our Constitution.”

Ely, Carroll named Spurgeon Fellows

Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to first-year student Joshua J. "Josh" Ely and second-year student Elinore R. "Ellie" Carroll, who have been awarded the school's 2015 Spurgeon Public Service Fellowship. Supported by the Edward D. and Carol J. Spurgeon Public Service Fund, the fellowship is awarded to Georgia Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school, are working in a low-paying public service summer position and have demonstrated a commitment to public service.